Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2012
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Long Island Marriott
Artwork: Horizons, 2008, Milt Masur, bas relief/collage, overpainted with oil, on panel. From the Collection of Embracing Our Differences, Long Island: A Project of the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc.
Long Island's multi-cultural diversity is the key to our social and economic survival. Diversity and sustainability go hand in hand. The ability of people from different races, religions and regions to live and work together is crucial to our prosperity. In the spirit of promoting tolerance and understanding, we are proud to hold the fourth annual Celebration of Suburban Diversity banquet which will take place Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY.
Sponsored by the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®, the celebration brings together Long Islanders along the length of the multi-cultural spectrum, as well as the disabilities and gay and lesbian communities. The keynote speaker will be Robert B. Catell, Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), who will highlight an evening of awards, art work, entertainment and inspirational speakers which will celebrate the strength and opportunities in our differences.
Diversity is everybody's business -- and "good" for everybody's business. Long Island's new suburbanites are the new students, patrons, customers and entrepreneurs who can revive and sustain our economy. Getting to know one another is essential to all our success. That is why last year's event drew over 500 people and the support of so many major corporations and organizations including Bethpage Federal Credit Union, National Grid USA, Bank of America, Cablevision, Macys, the Horace and Amy Hagedorn Long Island Fund, North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation, and the Long Island Federation of Labor.
We hope you will follow the example of our distinguished co-chairs and become a sponsor of this special evening. A portion of the funds raised will support diversity and sustainability-related scholarships, research and conferences. Last year's Celebration helped the NCSS to underwrite tens of thousands of dollars worth of internships and grants to community groups, faculty and students.
Please consider becoming a sponsor. Consult the attached PDFs for available sponsorship opportunities. Checks should be made payable to Hofstra University Diversity Celebration and mailed to NCSS, 250 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. For additional information, contact Ina Katz at 516-463-9939 or via email.