Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2009
October 22, 2009
6:00 – 10:00PM
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
Artwork: Milt Masur, Horizons, 2008.
Long Island's multi-cultural diversity is the key to our social and economic survival. 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 ask you to support the first Celebration of Suburban Diversity banquet, Thursday, October 22, at 6 pm at Hofstra University.
Tied to a major suburban diversity conference, and dedicated to funding scholarships and study, the Celebration will bring together Long Islanders along the length of the multi-cultural spectrum, as well as the disabilities and gay and lesbian communities. Charles Wang will highlight an evening of awards, art work, entertainment and inspirational speakers to celebrate the strength and opportunities in our differences.
In short, diversity is everybody's business -- and "good" for everybody's business. These 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.
As a leader in the community, we invite you to 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-related scholarships, research and conferences at Hofstra's renowned National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®.
We hope you will join us for this pioneering event which will feature an illuminating journal celebrating suburban diversity. Please see the 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 on journal ads, ticket and table purchases, call Ina Katz at 516-463-9939.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Main Dining Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
$50 for registered conference attendees
$250 for non-registered conference attendees
"Marvelous Mosaic" $25,000
Name on Gala Invitation and Press Release as Prime Sponsor
Prominent Corporate Banner Display
One VIP Table of Ten
Two Full Gold Page Ads in Gala Journal
$5,000 Dedicated to Named Diversity Scholarship
Role in Scholarship Award Ceremony
Corporate Banner Display, Web Recognition
One VIP Table of Ten
One Full Gold Page Ad in Gala Journal
$2,500 Dedicated to Diversity Scholarship
"Champion of Diversity" $5,000
Recognition as Valued Supporter
One Table of Ten
One Full Silver Page Ad in Gala Journal
$1,000 Dedicated to Diversity Scholarship
"Friend of Diversity" $1,000
Two Seats at Gala
One Full White Page Ad in Gala Journal
$250 Dedicated to a High School Diversity Initiative
Mohinder Singh Taneja
Banquet Founding Co-Chair
Vision Long Island
Hon. Michael Balboni
Robert B. Catell
Hon. Jon Cooper
Suffolk County Legislature
Matthew T. Crosson Esq.
Long Island Association
Disability Rights and Policy
John R. Durso
LI Federation of Labor
Thomas J. Garry Esq.
CDC of Long Island
Arthur A. Gianelli
Nassau Health Care Corp.
Roslyn D. Goldmacher, Esq.
LI Development Corp.
Henry Holley Group
100 Black Men
LI Business News
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Sustainable Long Island
LI Human Rights Activist
Robert McMillan, Esq.
The Hispanic Network
Dr. Shakir Mukhi
American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin
Christine Conniff Sheahan
Rev. Reginald Tuggle
Festival of Long Island
Jessica K. Taneja, Esq.
Shelter Rock Strategies
Lawrence C. Levy
National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®
Christopher Niedt, Ph.D.
Academic Director, NCSS
Diversity Conference Chair