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Long Island Country Singer Lisa Matassa poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Long Island Hospitality Ball
Hospitality Ball Beauty Pageant Winner Dana Wachter Miss Hudson Valley 2016 poses for a photo-op at the 2016 Hospitality Ball
Victoria Secret Model poses for photo with Christine Guarino at the Long Island Hospitality Ball
Actor Alec Baldwin Host the Long Island Hospitality Ball
Actor Singer/Songwriter Michael D'Amico poses for a photo-op withV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Long Island Hospitality Ball
Gino Veneroso and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Long Island Hospitality Ball
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The Long Island Hospitality Ball
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Long Island Hospitality Ball
The 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball benefits the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund and this year was hosted by Alec Baldwin.
The event took place on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY from 7:00pm - 12:30am. Now in their 6th year, the Long Island Hospitality Ball has collectively raised over $1.5 million.
The gala was created by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, to raise funds for charity by showcasing offerings from the region’s top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers as well as hotels and catering halls.
Newsday’s Jim Bernstein and Erica Marcus called the inaugural event “one of the largest fundraising events in years to raise money to battle cancer” and “a food-industry showcase.” The night of sensory delights continues to raise important and much needed funds in the fight against cancer. Now in their 5th year, the Long Island Hospitality Ball has collectively raised over $1.1 million.
Continuing at the heart of the affair is Keith Hart, who is best known for his eponymous marketing agency on New York’s nightlife and entertainment scene. Hart’s private battle with thyroid cancer, now in remission, inspired him to go public with his mission, and rally the industry to join the fight against cancer, through an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and donating.
The organization is proud to announce the 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball honorees for their achievements in the Industry:
Garrett McGuinness, Vice President/General Sales Manager, Spirits Division, Southern Wine & Spirits
Sean Rose, President and CEO, Clare Rose, Inc.
Chris D'Ambrosi, Owner, Mio Posto Restaurants
Posthumous Honor - Jerry Cusack, Babylon Carriage House
The Long Island Hospitality Ball, reflecting the breadth and depth of the region’s now mature hospitality business, was modeled on the Bartenders’ Ball, an annual fundraiser, originating in 1978, that spread to Long Island and other major markets from Washington D.C., to aid local charities and pay tribute to leaders in the Industry.
they are grateful to their Executive Committee Members for all their tireless work in helping to make the Long Island Hospitality Ball a huge success.
Executive Committee Members:
Keith Hart, Chairman
The Baldwin family firmly believes that the key to finding a cure for breast cancer can be found by providing the funding necessary to allow researchers to learn more about this disease.
To date, there have been many significant advances in the methods of detection and treatments for breast cancer, yet many women continue to loose their battle for life every year as they succumb to the devastating effects of this disease. Our mission is to find a cure – nothing less.
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund FindACure.org is committed to battling breast cancer by supporting both new and established researchers. To date, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund has awarded more than 72 research grants totaling in excess of $4 million to medical research.
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