3rd 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 7, 2015 – Bohemia, NY – Six nonprofit winners of the 3rd Annual Long Island Imagine Awards were announced LIVE at the gala awards reception on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 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 130 nonprofits submitted applications to win a $5,000 grant in 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, and a six organization was provided a people’s choice award through an internet vote.

Finalist Videos

The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Concern for Independent Living

Sunrise Association

The Empire National Bank Innovation Award

Henry Viscardi at The Viscardi Center

East End Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.

Long Island Cares – Harry Chapin Food Bank

Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

The Business Exchange Leadership Award

Randi Shubin Dresner, Island Harvest

Elaine Gross, Erase Racism-Community Advocates, Inc.

Linda Leonard, Long Island Crisis Center

Theresa Regnante, The United Way of Long Island

The Bank of America/U.S. Trust Social Entrepreneurism Award

eWorks Electronics Service, Inc.

Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds

Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc.

Spectrum Designs Foundation

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award

Patient AirLift Services

Central American Refugee Center

Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian