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300 Get Groovy at 2016 LGBT Network Gala

300 guests joined the LGBT Network on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 to Boogie Down Against Bullying at the "Studio 54" themed LGBT Network Gala Fundraiser. This year's Gala raised nearly $200,000 to support the LGBT Network's Safe Schools Initiative, which delivers 300+ anti-bullying programs annually in more than 110 schools in Long Island and Queens.

This year's Gala event honored Dave Mejias of Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado PC for his lifelong committment to LGBT equality and his tireless support of the LGBT Network.

The 2016 LGBT Network Gala event was a departure from years past, as the Crest Hollow Country Club was transformed into a Studio 54 experience, replete with disco balls, VIP lounges and a soundtrack that kept everyone on the dance floor till the Last Dance. Special thanks to this year's event committee for their hard work to bring Studio 54 back to life: Linda Armyn, Committee Chair, Bethpage Federal Credit Union; Nicole Brand, Estée Lauder; Resi Cooper; Frank Ullman, FCU Holdings; Paul Fleishman, Newsday; Eddie Fraser, Northwell Health; Alissa Marti, Walk 97.5/K98.3/The New 103.1 MAX FM/94.3 The Shark/WHLI; Sue Rassekh, Family Center for Autism; Laurie Scheinman, wit & whim; Dave Widmer, Cablevision Media Sales.

Learn more about the impact of the Safe Schools Initiative in the video "Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Empowers Us" on YouTube

See the video "Meet the LGBT Network 2016 Gala Honoree, Dave Mejias" on YouTube

See the full photo album from the 2016 LGBT Network Gala on Flickr

Share photos from the event on Facebook

The LGBT Network thanks its generous sponsors who made this year's Gala so successful.

Presenting Sponsor:
Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Premier Sponsor: FREE (Family Resources & Essential Enterprises)

Platinum Sponsors:
MSC Industrial, Robert Heppenheimer & James Christian, Marty & Laurie Scheinman

Titanium Sponsors:
Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado, P.C.
TD Bank
Northwell Health
Dayton & Sydney Wealth Strategies Group
Nash Properties
Capell, Barnett, Matalon, & Schoenfeld, LLP
Frank Ullman, FCU Holdings
Hotel Indigo

Gold Sponsors:
Drew Patrick Spa
Long Island IVF
Robert Half International
Michael Serao
YMCA of Long Island
Beatrice Alda & Jennifer Brooke
Alure Home Improvements
Local 1102 RWDSU/UFCW
Tom Maligno & Joseph Kenny
Wells Fargo Advisors
Hofstra University Student Affairs
National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
Unique Thrift Store
N. Cheng & Co
DJJ Technologies

Silver Sponsors:
Jay S. Jacobs, Nassau County Democratic Committee
Fidel Abreu, DDS
HRH Community Health
Nicole Brand
Roni and Charles Robbins
Mass Mutual Long Island Metro
Patricia McCormick & Paul Critchlow
United Way of Long Island
Crest Hollow Country Club
HFM Valuation & Consulting Services, Inc.
Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
Krista Stella & Lisa Weissberg
Samuel Lattuga
Deborah Tascone

Bronze Sponsors:
Renée and Adam Haber
Duralee Fabrics
Local 338 RWDSU
Steven M. Ostrer, CPA
Carole Mundy
Michael Finnan
Samuel Chu
Regina Calcaterra
Rafael Carrasquel
Daniel Deegan;
Robert Zimmerman

Event Partners:
Long Island Pulse
Artisan Photography
Fusion Productions
Hauppauge Industrial Association

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