LI Imagine Awards Winners Announced

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is pleased to continue our support of the 10th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards which was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 as a hybrid event, with almost 400 guests in attendance and a live stream simulcast of the event. The Imagine Awards were created to offer formal acknowledgment to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.  Nearly 150 nonprofit applications were submitted to win $5,000 grants in each of five categories: Arts & Culture, Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, and Social Impact with an additional $3,000 Fan Favorite award and $1,000 participant choice award presented live at the event. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category was announced as the winner.

“We are proud and active members of the Long Island nonprofit community and supporters of the Imagine Awards from its inception when we began as a sponsor of the Rising Star category,” said foundation President Peter J. Klein. “In recognition of Claire’s deep appreciation for all things artistic, we moved on to sponsor the Arts & Culture Award category when it was created in 2017.”

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The 2022 Long Island Imagine Awards Winners are:

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award

  • The Eglevsky Ballet

Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award

  • Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY

The Certilman Balin Leadership Excellence Award

  • Harmony Heights, Kathryn Nastri, LCSW, Executive Director

Flushing Bank Innovation Award

  • Family Service League

Vanguard Insurance Agency Rising Star Award

  • Andrew McMorris Foundation

Nerds That Care Fan Favorite Award

  • Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Participant Choice Award

  • Long Island Children’s Museum