The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®

Celebration of Suburban Diversity

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

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Past Events

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY

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Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2017
November 14, 2017
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2016
November 15, 2016
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

 

 

 

 

2016 Celebration of Suburban Diversity Essay Contest Winners First Prize

First Prize
Asiya Hassan, 11th Grade
Herricks High School

Second Prize
Yessica Martinez, 10th Grade
Brentwood Ross High School

Third Prize
Na Nguyen, 12th Grade
Valley Stream North High School

Multimedia Essay Prize
Kayla Dixon, 11th Grade
Bay Shore High School

Honorable Mention
Mattea Gravina, 12th Grade
Bay Shore High School

Justin Choi, 10th Grade
Jericho High School

Schuyler Young, 12th Grade
Plainview High School

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2015
November 11, 2015
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2014
November 11, 2014
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2013
November 26, 2013
Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY

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Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2012
March 6, 2013
Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY

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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.

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Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2011
November 17, 2011
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

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 have held the third annual Celebration of Suburban Diversity banquet which took place Tuesday, November 17, 2011 at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY.

Sponsored by The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®, the celebration brought together Long Islanders along the length of the multi-cultural spectrum, as well as the disabilities and gay and lesbian communities. Keynote speaker Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, highlighted an evening of awards, art work, entertainment and inspirational speakers which celebrated 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 National Grid USA, Bank of America, Cablevision, Macys, the Horace and Amy Hagedorn Long Island Fund, North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation, the Long Island Federation of Labor and the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

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 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.

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Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2010
October 26, 2010
5:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY

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.

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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Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2009
October 22, 2009
6:00 – 10:00PM
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
Hofstra University

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.

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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.

$50 for registered conference attendees
$250 for non-registered conference attendees

Sponsorship Packages

"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

"Rainbow" $10,000
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

Banquet Co-Chairs

Mohinder Singh Taneja
Banquet Founding Co-Chair
Eric Alexander
Vision Long Island
Hon. Michael Balboni
Navigators Global
Robert B. Catell
National Grid
Hon. Jon Cooper
Suffolk County Legislature
Resi Cooper
Cooper Consulting
Matthew T. Crosson Esq.
Long Island Association
Don Dreyer
Disability Rights and Policy
John R. Durso
LI Federation of Labor
Thomas J. Garry Esq.
Jaspan Schlesinger
Marianne Garvin
CDC of Long Island
Arthur A. Gianelli
Nassau Health Care Corp.
Roslyn D. Goldmacher, Esq.
LI Development Corp.
Henry Holley
Henry Holley Group
100 Black Men

 

John Kominicki
LI Business News
Jeffrey Kraut
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Rich Kruse
Brookhaven IDA
Sarah Lansdale
Sustainable Long Island
Linda Leaf
LI Human Rights Activist
Robert McMillan, Esq.
Bee Ready
Maria Morales-Prieto
The Hispanic Network
Dr. Shakir Mukhi
American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin
David Ochoa
NuAlliance
Christine Conniff Sheahan
Networking Magazine
Rev. Reginald Tuggle
Memorial Presbyterian
Tai Wang
Asian-American Cultural
Festival of Long Island

Youth Committee

Jessica K. Taneja, Esq.
Shelter Rock Strategies

 

Lawrence C. Levy
Executive Director
The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®

Christopher Niedt, Ph.D.
Academic Director, NCSS
Diversity Conference Chair