Long Island Children’s Museum supporters returned to the Museum for an exciting in-person gathering after 2020’s virtual event.  The 2021 fundraiser took place on September 23, and was a much needed celebration of community after the challenges of COVID.

The annual event honored Jon Ledecky, Co-Owner of the NY Islanders with the Community Leadership Award.  His passion for people, community, and his connection with his friends from elementary school that have lasted a lifetime was inspirational for everyone to see.

The continuous cocktail party featured cupcakes and cocktails (of course), along with food stations, as well as plenty of experiential activities.  Guests made jewelry, decorated drink tumblers, and tried their hand at painting and could jump on the “Slip and Slide Sock Skating” rink on the second floor as they square off against members of the Long Island Warriors team.  The silent auction gave guests the opportunity to bid on popular experiences including shopping sprees, staycation sites and sporting events, including NY Islanders packages. 

Performance highlights included a jazz combo with alumni from the Juilliard School, and a thrilling performance by Uniondale High School Show Choir singing “This is Us.” The performance was the perfect introduction to Great Friend to Kids Award recipient show choir director Lynnette Carr-Hicks,

The event raised more than $760,000 to support Museum programs, exhibits and outreach initiatives.  The evening was Co-Chaired by Scott Rechler (President & CEO, RXR Realty), Glenn Tyranski, (Managing Director/Affiliate, FTI Consulting), and Richard Ferrucci II (Alliant Insurance).  

The Awards Program was streamed live on LICM’s YouTube Channel, which you can view here.

We are grateful to our dedicated sponsors and supporters for investing in the future of our children!

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Leadership Sponsor

Roni Kohen-Lemle and Robert S. Lemle
RXR, Rechler Philanthropy

Neighborhood Sponsor

Engel Burman

Museum Sponsor

Alliant Insurance Services
Bianca and Scott Burman
Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation
Elizabeth McCaul and Frank Ingrassia
Laura C. Lemle
Nassau Live Center LLC
The Signature B&B Companies

Family Sponsor

AmTrust Title / Prime X
Roger & Lori Bahnik, The Bahnik Foundation
Ernst & Young
Antonia and Richard Ferrucci
First Development Corp
Lisa Greene and Richard Hamburger
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Mulligan Security
People’s United Bank
PSEG Long Island
Rampart Insurance
Linda and Michael Roemer
The Storch Family

Children’s Sponsor

Commercial Building Maintenance Corp
DiFazio Power & Electric LLC
Farrell Fritz
Friedman LLP
Daniel Gale Charitable Foundation
The Golieb Family Foundation
Hofstra University
Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella, and Yedid, P.C.
Lincoln IT
The LiRo Group
Local 94
Makena Capital Management
Meridian Capital Group
Richard and Paula Ruderman

Underwriters: LICM4ALL

Advantage Title
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Engel Burman
First Republic Bank
Hunter Business School
Janice Michelle Foundation, Inc.
Precision Carpentry of Westchester
PSEG Long Island
Steel Equities
Stewart Title Insurance Company

Underwriters: WESTBURY STEM

Adelphi University
Nassau Live Center LLC
Squad Security
Stasi Brothers Asphalt Corp
Valley National Bank

Underwriters: OUTREACH

Alfred and Deborah Jackson
Alure Home Improvements
Arthur Allen Carpet Installations
C.A.C. Industries
Florence Building Materials
Precision Carpentry of Westchester, Inc.
Rodriguez Family
TD Bank
Trolydia Testing & Inspections, LLC
Glenn and Susan Waiter Tyranski

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Major corporate sponsors from a range of industries showed their support for Cupcakes & Cocktails 2021.