An Evening in Hollywood was the theme of the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center's Ladies Night Out on Wednesday, April 25 at Temple Beth Torah in Melville. More than 220 JCC supporters and friends enjoyed cocktails, dinner, music and dancing, vendors and raffles at the third annual event which raised $25,000. Proceeds from the event will benefit The K.I.S.S. (Kids In Special Services) Center, which provides programs and support services for children with special needs and their families.
The 2007 Ladies Night Out Committee: (back row - L-R) Bonnie Goldberg, Jen Reamer, Stacey Ortenberg, Andrea Raskin (front row - L-R) Erika Hecker, Dawn Wegard, Barbi Schwartzberg, Amy Cantor, Shari Fontana, Ann Dorman Adler, Monica Grossman
Former councilwoman Bonnie Eisler, the evening's special honoree, was recognized for her vital role in developing and nurturing the JCC's special needs programs.
"We had an incredible committee of dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the evening's success," said JCC Assistant Executive Director Sue Schwaber Tregerman. "The outpouring of community support for our special needs programs will enable us to further develop vital services for children with developmental delays."
Bonnie Goldberg served as chair and Shari Fontana served as co-chair of the Ladies Night Out committee which included Ann Dorman Adler, Amy Cantor, Denise Castagna, Monica Grossman, Erika Hecker, Erika Marcus, Stacey Ortenberg, Jen Reamer, Barbi Schwartzberg and Dawn Wegard.
The Mid-Island Y JCC gratefully acknowledges Oscar sponsors Ann and Ken Adler and Bonnie and Cliff Eisler; Grammy sponsors Marla, Marc and Emmory Shapses; Village Agency Services, Inc. and Stefan's Florist; and Marquee sponsors Amy and Dan Cantor; Denise and Tony Castagna; Rita Ellman; Donna and Ron Frank; Bonnie and Eric Goldberg; Loren Goldberg; Felice Linder and Doug Field; Robin and Robert Spielman; Lisa and Gary Strauss; Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Weber, as well as generous donations from Etron Jewelry Corp., Kathy Van Zeeland and Porter's Colorful Gardens.
Created in September 2005 with funding from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, The K.I.S.S. Center offers services to high functioning children with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities including language delay, AD/HD, Asperger's and autism spectrum disorders. It provides a safe and non-threatening environment in which children with special needs can develop socially, strengthen fine and gross motor skills, and foster independence, confidence and self-esteem.
For more information on The K.I.S.S. Center, please call Sue Tregerman at 822-3535, x320.