In Honor of Giving Tuesday, LIVC Welcomes Supporters of Our 20th Anniversary

In honor of Giving Tuesday,
Long Island Volunteer Center welcomes
supporters of our 20th Anniversary

Giving Tuesday Web-Banner5You have almost made it through the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but are you still trying to find a way to channel the spirit of giving inspired by the holiday season? That is where the idea of Giving Tuesday was born, in celebration of the great American tradition of giving back. It is a very simple way to enable people to come together and contribute something more.  This year, in honor of our 20th Anniversary, the Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC) has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back on Tuesday, December 2.  You can learn more about Giving Tuesday, by visiting  We hope everyone decides to celebrate this holiday with us and support the Long Island Volunteer Center’s 20th Anniversary.

Here are ways to help advance the reach and impact of volunteerism across Long Island through the Long Island Volunteer Center:

–  $200 supports large-scale community service projects for National Days of Service including September 11, Make a Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, and National Volunteer Week.

–  $150 underwrites logistics and trains/equips a disaster volunteer who is helping most at-risk and vulnerable Long Islanders.  All referrals are made through the Long Island Long Term Recovery Group, LIVC Call Center, or affiliated disaster groups assisting South Shore communities.

–  $100 outfits a young woman for her prom or other graduation celebration event who would otherwise miss this lifetime memory-marker because her family could not absorb this expense.  All high school girls are confidentially referred by guidance counselors, social workers, or at-risk youth program coordinators.

–  $75 connects individuals and groups across the region to address serious societal issues through our virtual volunteer reception center and printed volunteer opportunity listings made available at all Long Island libraries reference desks.

–  $50 trains volunteer administrators at nonprofit agencies so that the process to manage volunteers is organized well to maximize productivity and impact.

–  $25 supports logistics for community outreach events for LIVC volunteers to expand reach of volunteer programming as well as to share resources for emergency preparedness.

To contribute please access:

Once you participate, tell everyone about it by using #GivingTuesday through Twitter and Facebook.  Thank you for your continued support of all things volunteer.

As a kick-off to our 20th Anniversary, over 200 members of academia, business, government, media, and nonprofit industries attended the Long Island Volunteer Center’s fundraiser at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on October 23rd.  The event included an array of raffle baskets and successful live and silent auctions.  Entertainment was provided by the Long Island Banjo Society and a guest volunteer pianist.  Event sponsors included Farrell Fritz, Newsday Charities, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  It was a true celebration of LIVC’s 20 years of volunteerism and community service and recognized the accomplishments of those who selflessly volunteer their time and talents to improve the quality of life on Long Island by honoring the following for their outstanding humanitarian contributions:

Michael & Mary Ellen Cirrito of White, Cirrito & Nally, LLP, received the Joan A. Imhof Founder’s Award in recognition of their gracious generosity and unwavering support for LIVC and other local charities.  Joan’s daughter Meg Imhof Callinan presented the award and shared remembrances of her mother’s dedication to volunteerism and community engagement.


Mary Ellen & Michael Cirrito

Stephen Santa Barbara, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Supply Chain for MAC, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox, was awarded the Legacy Leadership Award for his exceptional collaboration and encouragement as a longstanding LIVC board member and active contributor to community projects.  Newsday editor, Tracy Brown, presented the award and talked about the importance of corporate social responsibility and the success of the monthly Newsday feature “Volunteer Nation” that covers myriad volunteer stories across the region.

Steve Santa Barbara

Stephen Santa Barbara

Major League Baseball Players Trust was presented with the Community Partner Award for its generous financial support toward LIVC’s Superstorm Sandy relief efforts and the restoration of the nature boardwalk and marshland at the Nike Center Alternative High School in Lido Beach.  Points of Light Disaster Director Colleen Clay from the national office in Washington D.C. , presented the award and recognized the Long Island community for its continued support of essential disaster recovery.

Major League Baseball Players Trust

As the only resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives in Nassau and Suffolk counties, LIVC is instrumental in connecting local nonprofits with individuals and businesses interested in giving back to the community and making a difference on Long Island. In addition to managing several signature projects, including the Prom Boutique, LIVC mobilized Long Island’s volunteer response teams following Superstorm Sandy and is still active in the recovery efforts.  More than 149,000 Long Islanders are registered as volunteers with LIVC or one of its partner agencies, according to survey tracking over the last three years under the New York State Volunteer Generation Campaign.

About Long Island Volunteer Center
The Long Island Volunteer Center is the resource center for volunteerism and community LIVC LOGOservice initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Established through the Points of Light Foundation in 1992 and approved as a 501(c) 3 in 1994, LIVC operates year round and most of its services are provided free of charge.  The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders.  LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities.  In 2011, LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island.

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