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Suffolk Community College Foundation To Honor Four Distinguished Business Leaders During Salute To Excellence Gala

Nicole Barylski

The Suffolk Community College Foundation is paying tribute to four notable business leaders. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

"We will celebrate and recognize four business leaders whose success, and commitment to higher education and our region are unparalleled" expressed Dr. Shaun L. McKay, Suffolk County Community College President.

On Thursday, May 7th, The Suffolk Community College Foundation is paying tribute to four notable business leaders during its annual Salute to Excellence Gala, "Financial Leaders Making a Difference." The fundraiser will take place at the Hilton Long Island in Melville, starting at 7 p.m.

The evening will honor Bill Brown, Executive Vice President, US Head of Network, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.; Gregory S. Garritano, founder of G.S. Garritano & Associates and chief financial officer of The Lauro Group; The Honorable John C. Cochrane, Sr., vice president, First National Bank of Long Island and Captain, United States Navy, Retired and David L. Calone, Founder, Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, LP.

Proceeds from the soiree will support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs at Suffolk County Community College. Last year, The Foundation allotted over $550,000 in scholarships.

"The mission of the Foundation is to reduce the economic barriers to higher education and foster student success," noted Dr. Sylvia Diaz, Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Hilton Long Island is located at 598 NY-110 in Melville. For more information, visit www.alumniconnections.com.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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