Year In Review: Community Efforts And Charitable Endeavors

From left: Jacqueline M. Goode, Laura Schaefer, honoree Angela Susan Anton, Joanne K. Adams, Erin King Sweeney, Laura Curran, Laura Gillen, Silvia Cabana, Kimberly Bancroft, Patricia Reinhardt, Libby Imperio (Photos by Tab Hauser)

Philanthropy is of the utmost importance to Anton Media Group, particularly to publisher, Angela Susan Anton. In 2019, the charitable publisher continued her tireless efforts working to give back to the community while also attending many events and publicizing the fundraising efforts of many different important organizations.

A sellout crowd of 245 people joined together for North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center’s annual spring luncheon at Glen Head Country Club this past spring. The event, which supports the Guidance Center’s mission to restore and strengthen the emotional well-being of children and their families, was a record-breaker, raising more than $87,000.

The Elcano sails into Boston Harbor on April 26.

The joint ceremony and meeting held in Boston on Spain’s Training Ship, The Sebastian Elcano, on the weekend of April 26 was an overwhelming success with both “partners” agreeing on future plans to work and help spread exploration worldwide beyond 2019. It all began on the main deck of the Elcano at a Boston pier with all of the officers and crew on deck, along with the representatives of the Explorers Club (EC). Moving to the main mast, preparations took place to raise the flags of the Explorers Club followed by the Flag of Spain. Angela Susan Anton joined more than 100 people in conversation about the education of their ship and training.

Later in spring, the Belmont Child Care Association’s (BCCA) annual Spring Fling Hat Luncheon and Fashion Show was held on May 30 at the Garden City Hotel. The event honored Anton Media Group publisher Angela Susan Anton and the National Charity
League-Garden City chapter. Guests donned colorful hats and welcome spring into their wardrobe. Honoree and publisher Angela Susan Anton wore a hat crafted of her own newspapers, designed by Anton Media Group’s art director Alex Nuñez and assistant art director Cathy Bongiorno. BCCA provides quality child care and education for all of the children of the working families of NYRA’s thoroughbred racetracks, year-round.

Guests enjoy the ‘80s exhibit.

Then, in June, Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) went back to the ’80s, hosting the “So ’80s” museum ball, which honored Joseph Graziose, the EVP of residential development and construction for RXR Realty. RXR also sponsored the ball, while NCMA board of trustees president Angela Susan Anton chaired the ball committee, along with co-chairs Lisa Lechleider and Melissa Stark. The black tie ball encouraged guests to wear their best ’80s attire, and they didn’t disappoint with pops of color and accessories fitting in with the theme. Proceeds support the museum’s art exhibitions, public and private programs, art classes, community outreach, family activities and programs for those with special needs including autism and memory loss.

In August, the Nassau County Museum of Art united art and science with energy in a groundbreaking exhibition titled, “Energy: The Power of Art.” Top-tier science and major art by Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Julie Mehretu, Frank Stella, Joseph Cornell and Man Ray were fused into one dynamic and interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposed masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments.

In October, Old Westbury Gardens hosted its annual Children in Bloom Luncheon, celebrating its 10th anniversary at Orchard Hill in Old Westbury. The theme was “Diamonds Are Forever” and the event honored Arlene Levine, a founding member of the Children in Bloom Council and a major philanthropist. Money raised from the luncheon support the educational and environmental children’s programs at Old Westbury Gardens and help children of underserved schools. Angela Susan Anton is a longtime supporter of Children In Bloom and its commitment to educating children.

Cyndi Zaweski
Cyndi Zaweski is the former editor of Anton Media Group's special sections.

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