Thank you for joining us for the 2022 Cupcakes & Cocktails!

Broad-ranging participation across industries, coupled with the support of individuals and families allowed us to exceed our ambitious goal of $800,000 at our September 22 fundraiser. During the continuous cocktail party, guests enjoyed hands-on activities and bid on unique experiential auction packages. This year’s event celebrated 20 years of the LICM Theater, with singers, musicians and puppeteers who have performed on its stage moving center stage throughout the night. 

This year we honored Alexandra and Michael Marino (CEO, American Global) with the Community Leadership Award. The Lloyd Harbor couple, parents of three young boys, are strong advocates of the Museum’s role as a vital community resource that supports children’s growth through dynamic learning activities, hands-on exhibits and live performances.

Also honored at our Cupcakes & Cocktails 2022, Museum co-founder Roni Kohen-Lemle received the Great Friend to Kids Award. The award spotlights the contributions of community champions who enhance the lives of children. In addition to her role in establishing the Children’s Museum, Kohen-Lemle was recognized for her leadership in ensuring that the performing arts were an integral experience for Museum visitors; often introducing children to the magic of live performances.

Many thanks to Event Co-Chair Scott Rechler (RXR Chairman and CEO), who issued a $50,000 matching challenge grant in the final days leading up to the big day to push the event’s fundraiser over the finish line. Scott Burman worked alongside Rechler as Event Co-Chair.

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
Debby and Scott Rechler

Community Sponsor

American Global

Neighborhood Sponsor

Bianca and Scott Burman

Family Sponsor

Engel Burman
Elizabeth McCaul and Frank Ingrassia
PSEG Long Island
Railroad Construction Company, Inc.
The Signature B&B Companies

Friend's Sponsor

Air Stream Air Conditioning Corporation 
Alliant Insurance Services
AmTrust Title / Prime X
The Bahnik Foundation, Inc.
Chubb Surety
Steven Dubb and Selby Drummond
First Development Corp
Golieb Family Foundation
Grassi Advisors & Accountants
Hofstra University
Jovia Financial Services
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
Laura C. Lemle
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Mulligan Security
National Grid
Rampart Insurance
Resorts World New York City
RT Specialty
Richard and Paula Ruderman
Ultra GC Inc 

Children’s Sponsor

Bond, Schoeneck & King
Champion Elevator
Commercial Building Maintenance Corp.
Concrete Structures Inc.
CRC Group
Erik & Jackie Gershwind Foundation
Equinor Renewables US
DiFazio Power & Electric, LLC
Jobco Incorporated
Lipsky Construction
Local 94 Operating Engineers
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Makena Capital Management
Marcum LLP
Stewart Title Insurance Company
Waiter Tyranski Family
United Air Conditioning
Lisa and Lewis Warren 

Underwriters - LICM4ALL

Advantage Title Group Agency, LLC
Ainslie Foundation
Rich and Kate Ferrucci
First Republic Bank
Janice Michelle Foundation
Terry and Bob Lindsay
Lostritto Family Foundation
M&T Bank
Precision Carpentry of Westchester
Toscano Financial Group
Travelers Construction
Zurich American Insurance

Underwriters - Westbury STEM

The Donaldson Organization
Susie and Michael Silverstein
Squad Security
Valley Bank

Underwriters - Together to Kindergarten

Concrete Structures, Inc.
Gould-Shenfeld Family Foundation
Hunan Taste Restaurant
Hunter Business School
Jo-Mark Installations
Lincoln IT
Ridge Abstract Corp.
The Stable Foundation