Events - The Long Island Community Foundation

Our events are free and open to our donors, advisors, and their guests. Please contact Marie Smith, director of donor relations or visit the Events tab on MyNYCT for information on upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Just for Long Islanders: Virtual Town Hall

Join the Long Island Community Foundation for an evening of conversation and learn about our work and the Island’s biggest challenges.

Join Long Island Community Foundation Executive Director David Okorn, Senior Program Officer Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, and Board Chair Patricia C. Marcin in conversation with Trust President Amy Freitag. Panelists will discuss our work and the Island’s biggest challenges. Donors, nonprofit leaders, and any full- or part-time Long Islanders who are interested in local philanthropy are invited to bring their questions and concerns about our work and the issues facing Long Island. It will be a thought-provoking, and informative evening focused on how we can work together to improve the quality of life for all.

This event is virtual and open to the public.

RSVP here

Selected Past Events

Donor Event

On November 6th, our Annual Fall Donor Reception was held at the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown.

Donors and friends were welcomed with furry paws and friendly faces. We heard from John Miller, executive director about all the great work that is done at Guide Dog and got a virtual tour.

Women’s Financial & Philanthropic
Learning Series

The Trust offers a free event series that provides resources, knowledge, and expertise on financial matters of particular concern to women.

Please contact Marie D’Costa at (212) 686-2461 if you are interested in joining us for these events, filled with learning, conversation, and cocktails as we discuss and plan our futures, in a confidential and safe environment.

Recent topics have included:

  • Your Health & Retirement: Expert medical, financial, and legal professionals shared how best to stay ahead of the curve and make sure your vision for retirement become a reality, whether you’re soon-to-be retired, or are already there.
  • 5@55: The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55 Is your financial house in order? Having the right documents in place can make all the difference. Our panelists shared the best ways to be prepared with our attendees.
  • Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones: How to best protect them, put plans in place, and alleviate the worry.
  • Taking Charge On Your Own. Medical, financial, and legal experts shared ways to ensure that our donors have enough in the sweet years of their lives, and won’t outlive their resources.

Topics and experts discussing them are thoughtfully chosen by our Women’s Advisory Council, whose members are listed below.

  • Patricia “Pat” Caldwell, Partner, Co-Founder, Gordian Group, LLC
  • Trish Chambers, Senior Vice President, Private Banker, City National Bank
  • Gail Cohen, Esq., General Trust Counsel, Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Nicole Francis, CFP, Manager, Hudson Advisory Group
  • Patricia Galteri, President and Managing Attorney, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
  • Cindy Gerhard, Regulatory Head, Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS), MD, Citi
  • Nadine (Dina) Gordon Lee, CPA, PFS, CFP, Managing Director, The Colony Group’s Metro NY Offices & President of the Colony Family Office
  • Judith “Judie” Grimaldi, Esq., Grimaldi & Yeung
  • Kim Isaacs Katz, Principal, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
  • Jane Newton, CFP, MBA, Managing Partner & Wealth Advisor, RegentAtlantic
  • Jessica Rigby, CFP, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Judith E. Turkel, Esq., Partner, Turkel Forman LLP
  • Judith Werbitt, Senior VP Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, Portfolio Manager, CRPC, The Werbitt Cicale Group, Merrill Lynch
  • Lola C. West, Managing Director, WestFuller Advisors