The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award was presented to East End Arts at the 5th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. This gala event was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Over 175 nonprofit applications were submitted to win a $5,000 grant in five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and the new Arts and Culture Award sponsored by the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category was awarded the grant LIVE at the awards ceremony on May 2, 2017. The winners are:
Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award
• Pronto of Long Island, Inc.
The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts and Culture Award
• East End Arts
The Certilman Balin Leadership Excellence Award
• Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO – United Way of Long Island
Empire National Bank Innovation Award
• Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD)
The Business Exchange Rising Star Award
• Angels For Warriors
Nerds That Care Fan Favorite Award
• Contractors For Kids
For more information visit Long Island Imagine Awards
Peter J. Klein, foundation President presents the $5,000 Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Rising Star Award to Patricia Snyder, East End Arts, Imagine Awards founder Kenneth Cerini, Cerini and Associates LLP.