LIHB - 2015
We are excited to announce the 2015 Long Island Hospitality Ball, benefitting the American Cancer Society, scheduled for Monday, June 1st, 2015 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. 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 2011 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. Now in our 5th year, the Long Island Hospitality Ball has collectively raised over $1.1 million.
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 will soon be announcing several industry leaders who will be honored in 2015 for their achievements:
The Long Island Hospitality Ball, reflecting the breadth and depth of the region’s now mature hospitality business, was modeled on the Bartenders’ Ball, an annual fundraiser, originating in 1978, that spread to Long Island and other major markets from Washington D.C., to aid local charities and pay tribute to leaders in the Industry.
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 Bohlsen
- Michael Esposito
- Larry Golus
- Jay Grossman
- Steve Haweeli
- Vinny Michaels
- Nick Paccione
- Dante Paganini
- Brian Rosenberg
- Richard Rubenstein
- George Voutsinas
- Billy Wolfe
- Thomas Wright
LIHB - 2014
Thank you to everyone who made Long Island Hospitality Ball 2014 such a big success.
See photos from this year's event.
LIHB - 2013
Thank you friends, family and colleagues for a great night of food, fun and celebration this past June 3rd, at the 2013 Long Island Hospitality Ball - a great night of Cancer awareness and support for an eventual cure. The 2013 LIHB raised $365,000 for the American Cancer Society!
LIHB - 2012
The 2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball last year raised $50,000 more than the year before to benefit the American Cancer Society with over 2,000 people in attendance noshing on restaurant specials, sipping tasty libations and dancing the night away!
Opportunities for industry sponsorship and participation are also available.