Log In   ·   Become A Member

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Headlining IGHL’s Spring Gala

Nicole Barylski

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot are headlining the soiree. (Courtesy Photo)

"Thursday, May 17, Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc. (IGHL), a not for profit organization that provides services for men, women and children who experience developmental and intellectual disabilities, is hosting our premiere annual fundraising gala at Flowerfield in St. James, NY," Frank Lombardi, Chief Operating Officer, IGHL and Affiliates, shared.

IGHL was founded in 1978 with just one group home in Mount Sinai. Since then the organization has expanded tremendously, with 71 more homes and several community-based day programs that reach western Nassau County all the way to the East End.

The Gala will commemorate those who have made the expansion possible. "This year's event will be highlighting the accomplishments of IGHL's affiliates: NIS, VIBS, Angela's House, and CDD," he explained.

The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) was the first to join the IGHL family - back in 1999. NIS provides educational services for children from birth to 5 years of age. Angela's House, which offers assistance to the medically frail and technology-dependent children that reside on Long Island, became an affiliate of IGHL in 2002.

Later on, The Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD, "The Center"), which provides residential and day programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and has its own school for children ages 6-21, and The Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), which provides rape and domestic violence counseling and also offers important expertise and aid for the prevention of human trafficking, also joined the IGHL family.

"In attendance will be parents, advocates, board members, vendors, staff and consumers celebrating the work of IGHL and all of its affiliates," Lombardi said.

It will also feature a Gala favorite. "Also in attendance and performing in concert - Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot - Celebrating The Music of Billy Joel," Lombardi added.

DelGuidice, a well-known Long Island musician/singer/songwriter, had been showcasing the music of Billy Joel for 18 years when the Piano Man caught a gig and hired DelGuidice to join his band - right on the spot. Ever since then, DelGuidice has been living out his dream, touring with Joel and his band fulltime.

"That's me...I know my voice...That's a tape...but it was this guy...Mike DelGuidice," Joel said about the evening's headliner during an interview on the SiriusXM Channel.

In addition to the unforgettable concert, the evening will include a buffet and open bar.

"Funding is going to support all of our programs," Lombardi added. "It goes to enhance all of our services that we provide."

IGHL's 2018 Gala will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $150.

Flowerfield is located at 199 Mills Pond Road in St James. For tickets, call 631-878-8900 ext. 103. For more information, visit www.ighl.org.

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

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hampton’s for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations. Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.

SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster.
SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster. Her treatments are based on five element acupuncture. She also offers Far Infrared Sauna treatments. PEMF cellular excerise.