Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Award


Peter J. Klein, CFA, Managing Director and Partner, HighTower Advisors and President of The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Huntington, NY, was honored by the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) with the “Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement Award” at LIAF’s Making Memories: Cocktails & Casino Night.  The event, held recently at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage, NY, also recognized Gary L. Bernardini, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Chairman, Department of Neurology, New York-Presbyterian/Queens and Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, with the “Outstanding Physician Award.

Proceeds from the event will benefit LIAF’s Memory Fitness Center as well as its mission in improving the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders along with their caregivers.

“The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is proud to support LIAF as they offer innovative programs to help those struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and also focus on providing important respite programs for their caregivers,” said Klein.

As President of the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Klein oversees the grant making process to some of Long Island’s most worthy organizations.  With significant contributions in the area of tolerance education and Holocaust remembrance, the foundation has also adopted a multi-faceted platform of supporting nonprofit, charitable organizations in the fields of fine arts, healthcare, education and pets and wildlife; all causes and passions near to the late Claire Friedlander’s heart.

For 25 years, LIAF, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has provided supportive community-based services to Alzheimer’s families on Long Island. LIAF has been a pioneering leader in the development of innovative and effective services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being and safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s, thus aiding in the prevention of premature nursing home placement. Its programs offer help and hope for families grappling with Alzheimer’s disease while providing support for their caregivers. For information about LIAF programs and services visit