2009 SMLI Gala Fundraiser

June 10th, 2009 by Ronni Graf

On Friday June 5th, our 10th Annual Fundraising Gala took place at the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. After much preparation and worry, it was a great success. Our honorees, Chris Nicola, caver and explorer and Tom DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller captivated the audience. The auctions enticed shoppers to bid on items they wouldn’t necessarily find elsewhere. Many guests enjoyed dancing to “In the Mix” DJs. The USMMA is a site filled with history and grandeur. We now look forward to a few weeks break and then beginning the planning of our 2010 Gala.

Thank you to my committee, Kim Baldi, Rosemarie Amadeo, Jeanne O’Malley, Anja D’Angelo, Carin Sanders,Marilyn Stefans, my daughter Stacy, Melissa Kipp and my co-chair, Margie Suga. You were wonderful and I look forward to your help next year.

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