LIHB - 2018
Thank you to everyone who participated in the the 2018 Long Island Hospitality Ball, benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Hosted by the Baldwin Family.
This year's event will took place on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY and raised $411,601 to support awareness and an eventual cure. Now in our 9th year, the Long Island Hospitality Ball has collectively raised over $2.2 million. See more info on event.
The gala was created by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, to raise funds for charity by showcasing offerings from the region’s top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers as well as hotels and catering halls.
Newsday’s Jim Bernstein and Erica Marcus called the inaugural event “one of the largest fundraising events in years to raise money to battle cancer” and “a food-industry showcase.” The night of sensory delights continues to raise important and much needed funds in the fight against cancer.
Continuing at the heart of the affair is Keith Hart, who is best known for his eponymous marketing agency on New York’s nightlife and entertainment scene. Hart’s private battle with thyroid cancer, now in remission, inspired him to go public with his mission, and rally the industry to join the fight against cancer, through an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and donating.
We are proud to announce the 2018 Long Island Hospitality Ball honorees for their achievements in the Industry:
- Janine Dion, Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing Crest Hollow Country Club
- Martin Crane, Executive Vice President, General Manager Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
- Posthumously Honoring, Gil Travalin, Long Island’s Original Sommelier
- Ed Lowe Media Award: Nada Marjanovich, Publisher + Editor, LI Pulse Magazine
The Long Island Hospitality Ball is a premiere Long Island culinary, wine and spirits event featuring many of the top Long Island restaurants and premier beverage companies benefitting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Guests enjoy a walk around tasting experience where they can sample mouthwatering dishes, taste premium wines and spirits, and enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening filled with music and entertainment as well as an exciting raffle featuring a wide array of prizes. Now in its 8th year, the event is hosted annually by the Long Island Hospitality Ball volunteer committee which in the past has raised over $1.8 Million to support the fight against cancer.
We are grateful to our Executive Committee Members for all of tireless work in helping to make the Long Island Hospitality Ball a huge success.
Executive Committee Members:
- Keith Hart, Chairman
- Greg Bartolotta
- Richard Bedrosian
- Michael Esposito
- Larry Golus
- Jay Grossman
- Frank Minier
- Nick Paccione
- Dante Paganini
- Brian Rosenberg
- Richard Rubenstein
- George Voutsinas
- Billy Wolfe
- Thomas Wright