Nov. 19 Gala Honors Women, Raises Funds

logofamilyandchildrenFamily & Children’s Association (FCA), one of Long Island’s largest human service agencies, will honor three of Long Island’s most distinguished women at the annual ThanksGiving Ball set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Garden City Hotel. Honorees include Dr. Christine Riordan, president of Adelphi University; Dale Cole, Community Relations manager at Newsday; and Diana Holden, director of Adventures in Learning.

According to FCA President/CEO Jeffrey L. Reynolds, “each of these women has had a huge impact on the lives of Long Island’s children, women and families. We applaud their tireless efforts on behalf of those we serve and will celebrate their achievements at our biggest gala of the year. Our ThanksGiving Ball is a special event when we take time to celebrate the success of our clients along with those who’ve contributed to that success through philanthropy, volunteerism or mentoring.”

In addition, Dr. Avi Felix, CEO of Long Island Frozen Storage will be receiving the James J. Harnett Humanitarian Award, given in memory of FCA’s former CEO to a member of the Long Island community who contributes to the well-being of our neighbors in need.

Tickets are available by calling 516-746-0350 or by visiting www.familyandchildrens.org/events. Attendees will be enjoying dining, dancing, silent auction and raffle prizes including a stay at the Miami Diplomat Resort and Spa; an overnight at the luxurious Oheka Castle; dinner for four at Café Morso in NYC; an autographed bat signed by NY Met David Wright; and more.

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