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CMG Kicks Off “25 For 25” Year of Giving Back in Celebration of 25 Year Anniversary of the Firm

CMG Begins 25th Anniversary Year with Five Charity Events in April

Nightontown-620x858Collins, McDonald & Gann, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in March, has officially kicked off the firm’s “25 for 25” campaign this month, participating in some very important charity events to help give back to the community.  The CMG “25 for 25” campaign is a commitment by the firm to host, sponsor or attend 25 charitable events during its anniversary year – and the firm is off to a strong start during this first month of the campaign, with CMG supporting five charity events during April, and playing an active role in helping a variety of different philanthropic causes on both coasts.

On Thursday night April 16th, Rick Collins participated in CMG’s first “25 for 25” event, attending a charity fundraising event for the Long Island-based PinkTie.org – Real Estate Professionals Networking for a Cure.  The event, held at Bloomingdale’s in Garden City, helped to raise important funds for the not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding creative ways to bring the real estate network together in support of education and research to find a cure for causes including (but not limited to) breast cancer, autism, traumatic brain injury and more.  Attending the event on behalf of CMG and the “25 for 25” initiative, Rick was happy to have been part of this important community fundraiser and help raise funds for various foundations who support research and education for a number of diseases which are prevalent on Long Island.

After last week’s kick-off of CMG’s “25 for 25” initiative at the PinkTie.org event, CMG has four other important events that the firm will be attending and supporting this week.  These three events not only reinforce CMG’s commitment to giving back to local causes in the community during their anniversary year, but reflect the firm’s ongoing dedication to philanthropy through the firm’s support of these organizations

Charity events that CMG will be sponsoring, supporting and attending this week include the following:

  • Wednesday, April 22 — The Long Beach Soup Kitchen Annual Fundraiser

Rick Collins will be attending and taking part in this annual fundraiser for the Long Beach Soup Kitchen, being held tonight at Lola’s Kitchen and Wine Bar in Long Beach.  The event will be raising important funds for the Long Beach Soup Kitchen, a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization established in 1983 to feed hungry people in the Long Beach area. Each year, the Long Beach Soup Kitchen serves over 6,500 hot meals and provides over 6,500 take away lunches on our premises, as well as also delivering 6,200 lunches for Long Beach students participating in Project Excellence.  The Long Beach Soup Kitchen is one of the first soup kitchens to become a part of The INN’s Network of soup kitchens, which now includes 14 soup kitchens (in 21 locations) across Nassau and Suffolk counties.  For more information about the Long Beach Soup Kitchen, click here.

  • Thursday, April 23 – “Night on the Town” to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Once again, Rick Collins and others from CMG will be joining with the United Mavericks for this annual major community event in support of the fight against blood cancer.  This year’s event will be honoring Ed Mangano, Nassau County Executive, and David Mammina, and is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.  The fundraiser, which will feature unlimited samplings of fine cuisine from Manhattan to Long Island as well as entertainment and auction prizes, will be taking place at Jericho Terrace, located at 249 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.  Proceeds from “A Night on the Town” will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.  Tickets to the event are still available, and can be purchased at the door; for more information, click here.

  • Friday, April 24th – The Lexiebean Foundation’s 5th Annual Wish Upon a Star Gala

Rick Collins and CMG will be taking part and supporting this annual fundraiser to benefit the Lexibean Foundation (lexiebeanfoundation.org), a Long Island-based not-for-profit organization created to help ease the financial and emotional burdens that childhood cancer places upon a family, while providing comfort to children as they cope with the extended hospital stays often associated with their illness.  The fundraiser, which is being held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, will help raise money for the organization as they work to supply care packages to patients, parents and their siblings while providing financial aid to families.

  • Saturday, April 25th – The Cheetah Conservation Fund’s 4th Annual “Meetah Cheetah” Fundraiser

CMG’s Alan Feldstein, Cheetah Conservation Fund Trustee, will be joining with fellow Trustee Elizabeth Marquart for a special event/fundraiser in Sherman Oaks, California.  The event will feature Cheetah Conservation Fund Founder and Leading Conservationist Dr. Laurie Marker, and will include a private reception with Dr. Marker and a private meeting with special guest ambassador cheetah “Masika.”  The event will be raising money for the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an organization dedicated to helping the world’s fastest land animal win its race against extinction.  Alan, who in addition to being Of Counsel at CMG is also the Chairman and Founder of Infinite Safari Adventures (www.infinitesafariadventures.com), is an instrumental part of this annual event – helping to plan, orchestrate and run this remarkable afternoon with one of the world’s top conservationists.  For more about the event, including ticket information for those in California, click here.

These first five charity events are a great kick-off to what is expected to be an important year of “giving back” at CMG … and an exciting way to begin our anniversary “25 for 25” initiative.  Check back here (and see our Facebook page) for photos from these first April charity events that we are part of … as well as see what we have planned for the months ahead and the next 20 philanthropic events we’ll be supporting this year!

As always, for more information about CMG and our practice areas– as well as additional background about our CMG “25 for 25” anniversary initiative – call us anytime at 516-294-0300.

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