By Waldo Cabrera


The Islip Town NAACP held its 2019 Long Island Legacy Gala in Hauppague NY. The ballroom at the Hyatt Regency was full of local leaders whose core mission is to advance the state of race relations on Long Island.





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Collette V Smith

Jessica Washington Islip Town NAACP

Kerry Gillick Goldberg

Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi

Senator Monica Martinez

By Waldo Cabrera and Vivian Hernandez Ortiz 


Employees at Manhattan based BTQ Financial forego their annual holiday party and choose to spend their time, money and effort giving back to families in Bushwick.

This is a fantastic example of how a more socially aware workforce is redefining the company holiday party.

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Kevin Quist, Executive Vice President 

BTQ Financial


David Terrio, President 

BTQ Financial


Christine Rodriguez, Business Manager 

BTQ Financial



Denise Rosario, Executive Director 

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services



Sorin Grigore

Volunteer ELF


Regina Ashwood

Volunteer ELF



Ben Harti-Bar

Volunteer ELF

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