2nd Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

The Long Island Imagine Awards has been the vision of event Chair Ken Cerini, Cerini & Associates, LLP, for over 10 years. “The Long Island business community now has a mechanism to recognize the good work of the nonprofit sector and reward them for their innovation, leadership and sustainability.” said Cerini.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2014 – Bohemia, NY – 5 nonprofit winners of the 2nd Annual Long Island Imagine Awards were celebrated on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY. This gala event attracted over 330 of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Over 100 nonprofits submitted applications to win a $5,000 grant in each of five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Entrepreneurism, and Social Impact. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category was awarded the grant.



Finalist Videos

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award

Peconic Land Trust

Hope House Ministries

Long Island Children’s Museum

United Way of Long Island

The Pilot Benefits Innovation Award

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk

Long Island Cares 

Huntington Art Council 

Connect to Tech 

The Nixon Peabody Leadership Award

Rob Kammerer, Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN)

Michael Smith, ACDS

John Halsey, The Peconic Land Trust

Anne Brigis, YMCA of LI

The Social Enterprise Alliance Long Island Chapter Social Entrepreneurism Award

Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc (FEGS)

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE)

Homecoming Farm

Landmark On Main Street

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award

Rota Care Inc. 

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)

Literacy Nassau

Momma’s House