News from the neighborhood
December 23, 2010
Board Members, key supporters and business and civic leaders gathered on December 16th to be celebrated and honored for their support of the Greenpoint YMCA and its life-enhancing programs and services. For the 4th year in a row, this event was hosted by Norm & Elaine Brodsky in a beautiful space on the waterfront where the business they founded, CitiStorage, is located. Also, for the 4th year in a row, the event was sponsored by Con Edison.
Stuart Leffler, representing Con Edison, was recognized at the event, as were Norm and Elaine Brodsky. The Interim Executive Director of the Y, Keith Hicks, thanked all attendees, saying, “In these economic times, it’s been more important than ever to make sure our doors remain open to those who need us the most.”
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol was among the attendees, who said in his remarks to the crowd, “It is so wonderful to see so many staunch supporters of the YMCA gathered here to celebrate this community. The Y provides essential services and needs us as much as we need it.”
City Councilman Steve Levin also attended, saying, “New York City is made up of neighborhoods, and the building blocks of neighborhoods are institutions. The Greenpoint YMCA is a strong, lasting institution that is so deserving of our support.”
Those who were honored had made contributions of time and talent to the Greenpoint YMCA, and also made contributions to the Greenpoint YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Funds raised through the Strong Kids Campaign go to provide financial assistance and free programs for the community.
In all, over dozens of key supporters were honored at the Greenpoint YMCA’s Winter Gathering sponsored by Con Edison, enjoying food, fellowship, and the joy of knowing that they have helped to ensure that the future of an organization that has served the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg for over 125 years, and thereby have helped to ensure the future of our community.
To find out how to contribute to the Strong Kids Campaign or become a Strong Kids Campaign volunteer, please call (718) 389-3700.