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National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2010

October 26, 2010
5:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY

Celebration of Suburban Diversity Banquet
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. 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 second annual Celebration of Suburban Diversity banquet which will take place Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY.

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Sponsored by the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®, 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. North Shore-LIJ Health System President and CEO Michael Dowling will highlight an evening of awards, art work, entertainment and inspirational speakers to 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 nearly 500 people and the support of so many major corporations and organizations, including National Grid USA, Bank of America, Cablevision, Capital One, the Horace and Amy Hagedorn Long Island Fund, North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation, the Long Island Federation of Labor and the Long Island Contractors Association.

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-related scholarships, research and conferences. Last year’s Celebration helped the NCSS to underwrite tens of thousands of dollars worth of internships, tuition remission, and grants to community groups, faculty and students.

Please join us for this pioneering event. Individual tickets are $250, a table of ten is $2,000. Consult the enclosed sheet 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.

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