Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00
The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) held its 18th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 13, at the Sands Point Golf Club. The event, honoring Thomas A. Rogers of Signature Bank, is one of four major fundraisers supporting the Port Washington-based organization. Locally and across Long Island, LIAF offers hands-on programs and services aimed at helping to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers.
During the day, 130 golfers were on-hand to enjoy the scenic course, raise money and honor Rogers, who has been a generous supporter of LIAF for many years. About 175 individuals attended an evening dinner reception, which featured a silent and live auction, tiered 50-50 raffle and performance of New York, New York by famed Broadway trumpeter Glenn Drewes.
“LIAF is grateful to Tom Rogers, as well as Golf Committee Co-Chairs Steve Hess of Hess Associates and Ed Galvin of Galvin Brothers for their generous support and tireless efforts to make this year’s outing one of our most successful to date,” stated LIAF Director of Development, Anna Maria Warmuz. Rogers, Hess and Galvin, along with Jim White of A.I. Friedman, were all Double Eagle Sponsors of the Golf Classic. Other event sponsors included Eagle Sponsors: Paul Eibeler, LIAF’s board chairman; Eldor Contracting Corp.; Five Star Electric; Thomas Killeen, Farrell Fritz, PC; Hole-In-One Sponsors: Castagna Realty Co. Inc.; Brian Emmert, Jetro/Restaurant Depot; Putting Green Sponsors: JRCruz Corp.; Ronald Moses; and the sponsors of the JetBlue Challenge: Tim Rooney, Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney, & Flynn LLP.
“Our Golf Committee and golfers brought such a positive energy to their efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation,” stated LIAF Executive Director, Fred Jenny. “On behalf of the families we serve, we thank them for their hard work and determination.”