The Library's Third Inspiration Gala: A Celebration of Progress and Ideas raised over $145,000 for programs and services not funded by tax payer based support. Over 150 guests were treated to a fabulous evening at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links on Saturday, Oct. 14. F. William Schmergel, of Schmergel Enterprises, was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award. Community Leadership Awards were presented to Susan Isaacs, well-known Port Washington novelist, essayist and screenwriter, and Dr. Charles Rogers, chairman of the library's Health Advisory Council. The Honorable Leonard Wurzel, mayor of Sands Point, was honorary chair of the event. Dinner co-chairs were Elkan Abramowitz, Esq., of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silberberg, and Charles Berger, former chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle Gro.