May 22, 2014
LIA 2014 Annual Awards Gala Success!
By: Kristin Kelly
The Long Island Association's 30th Annual Awards Gala was a huge success. Guests enjoyed a beautiful cocktail reception before the awards program, dinner and dancing. Approximately 1,000 of the region's top business leaders gathered for this special event at which three prestigious awards were presented by Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the LIA, Kirk Kordeleski, Chairman of the LIA, and Frank Crivello, LIA Gala Chairman.
"The LIA is proud to recognize three remarkable individuals and two special companies and their employees for exemplifying all that is good about Long Island," said Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association. "Our honorees are community-oriented, philanthropic business leaders who have spent their lives and careers working to make our region a better place."
These honors included the Long Island Association Medal of Honor to Matthew B. Whalen of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and its employees, The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for Community Service To Sal Ferro of Alure Home Improvements and its employees and the Long Island Association Lifetime Achievement Award to Sister Elizabeth A. Hill President of St. Joseph's College.
Special congratulations to this year's award recipients:
Long Island Association Medal of Honor
Matthew B. Whalen
Senior Vice President of Development
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and its employees
The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for Community Service
President & CEO
Alure Home Improvements and its employees
LIA Lifetime Achievement Award
Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D.
President, St. Joseph's College
Top row left to right: Frank Crivello, Msgr. Brian McNamara, Kirk Kordeleski and Kevin S. Law
Bottom row left to right: Sandy Chapin, Sal Ferro, Sister Elizabeth Hill and Matt Whalen