WOODBURY, NY – 5 May, 2017 – The 5th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards was held Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6-9:30pm at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY. This gala event was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.

Over 175 nonprofit applications were submitted to win a $5,000 grant in five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and the new Arts and Culture Award. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category was awarded the grant LIVE at the awards ceremony on May 2, 2017. The winners are:

The Cerini and Associates, LLP Social Impact Award
Winner – Pronto of Long Island

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award
Winner – East End Arts

The Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP Leadership Excellence
Winner – Theresa A. Regnante, President / CEO
United Way of Long Island

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award
Winner – Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

The Business Exchange Rising Star Award
Winner – Angels For Warriors

The Nerds that Care Fan Favorite Award
Winner – Contractors For Kids

In its fifth year, the Imagine Awards are the premiere awards program on Long Island for the nonprofit sector. “Tonight was all about the nonprofit sector, honoring those that truly make a difference on Long Island,” said Kenneth Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP, the Awards’ founders. “This year’s finalists and winners were all amazing … they truly exemplify some of the best the nonprofit sector has to offer.” 

The Long Island Imagine Awards recognizes the following Platinum sponsors: (L-R) Thomas Buonaiuto, Empire National Bank, David Goldstein,  Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP, Tina Moreno, The Business Exchange, Peter J. Klein, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Kenneth Cerini, Cerini & Associates, LLP.

Media Contact
Company Name: Cerini and Associates, LLP
Contact Person: Lula Lukasiewicz
Email: lulal@ceriniandassociates.com
Phone: 6315821600
Country: United States
Website: www.ceriniandassociates.com

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