20th Anniversary Gala – Lifestyles for the Disabled

20th Anniversary Gala – Lifestyles for the Disabled

You are cordially invited to join us on June 6, 2015, 7:00pm-10:00pm

The Staten Island Zoo

614 Broadway, Staten Island, New York


Richard Salinardi – Executive Director

Special Presentation by Beth Fromkin

Cocktails, Open Bar & Music

$125 per person

Zoo Exhibits Open

$10,000 Raffle Drawing

Cocktail Attire





     STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 – On Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. the Richmond Choral Society will present their spring concert entitled “Music from Across the Pond” at St. Peter’s RC Church in the St. George section of Staten Island, under the leadership of Marina Alexander, Music Director.

Music from Across the Pond” will feature Gustav Holst’s Hymns from the Rigveda and Psalm 148, in addition to the Five Mystical Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Featured during this performance will be bass soloist Brian Major, who has performed with the group in previous concerts.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students with a valid ID. Children under 12 will be admitted at no charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 718-448-3656 or at the door on the day of the performance. St. Clare’s RC Church is located at 53 St. Mark’s Place in Staten Island, NY.

This performance will be repeated again on Sunday, June 7 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Bay Ridge, 7301 Ridge Boulevard in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.

For further information please contact 718-448–3656 or visit the Richmond Choral Society website at www.richmondchoral.com.



Nancy E. Reiersen

Public Relations



Roast & Toast of Reverend Terry Troia

Roast & Toast of Reverend Terry Troia

Join us for lunch, laughs, and a celebration of legacy honoring Reverend Terry Troia for her 30 years of service, leadership and inspiration to Project Hospitality and the people of Staten Island.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


The Hilton Garden Inn

1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Tickets $65 per person

For information call: 718-448-1544


SINC 2015 Conference Presentations

We are pleased to share with the members of the Staten Island NFP Association these presentations that were given at the SINC 2015 Annual Conference. Please feel free to download and review them and contact the presenters directly with any questions.


Paula Gavin , NYC Service

Lori Roth Gale, Does Strategic Planning Matter

Lori Roth Gale, Does Strategic Planning Matter – Executive Summary

Cause Effective, Greg Cohen: What Gets Evaluated, Gets Done

Russo, Scamardella, D’Amato, Jim Thomson: Board Liability and Risk Concerns

Mutual of America, Geoffrey Finkel: Beyond Fund it and Forget It: Pension and Retirement Plan Responsibilities for Nonprofit Leaders

Jaclyn Tacoronte: Digital Marketing 3.0


In addition, please see below information about how your organization can participate in the NYC Service Initiative.

The NYC Service website, nyc.gov/service, can be a very powerful recruitment tool if used effectively.  Below you will find some tips on how to register and post a volunteer opportunity, which should only take about 20 minutes.



In order to register, your organization must:

  • Be a nonprofit organization (with 501(c)(3) status), a public educational institution, or a government agency
  • Post only volunteer opportunities that serve residents within the five boroughs of New York City

Provided your organization meets those requirements, all you need to get started is an email address.

It is suggested you use an email address that the entire organization has access to.


Organization Registration

  • Your username and password are created when you first register on nyc.gov/service. Although NYC Service will not keep a record of your password, you may contact us directly if at any time you need your password to be reset.
  • Your organization’s mission statement is the first content that volunteers see on your page. It should be clear and descriptive. The best volunteers are ones that want to support your mission and goals.
  • Your organization’s description should outline what your organization does. You should list the type of programs offered, goals you have achieved, and the population you serve. You can also include a brief list of partner organizations and what initiatives you are collaborating on. A good description is at least 3-4 sentences in length.
  • Your organization’s contact information should include both the Executive Director and the Volunteer Coordinator(s) or Manager(s). You will also be required to provide a contact for each volunteer opportunity.


Volunteer Opportunities

The best opportunities are ones that will gather the most attention from the appropriate prospective volunteers.

  • The headline is the first thing a volunteer sees. It should be direct and eye-capturing.  It’s best to keep titles short

The opportunity description should capture the main purpose and goals of the program. It should be no more than 2- 3 sentences long.

  • The volunteer duties should outline in detail what the volunteers will be doing. The best volunteer duties sections include three main duties that a volunteer will be responsible for in the first few lines. This section should be 4-5 full sentences in length.
  • The volunteer requirements section should include information about training, expected hours, specials skills or languages needs. You may also include volunteer preferences, but remember to be clear about what is required and what is preferred.
  • The skills, interests & keywords section allows for your volunteer opportunity to be placed in categories. These categories should be descriptive to the particular opportunity you are posting, not what your organization does.


Please feel free to contact our office at (212) 788-7550 or nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with any questions you have. We look forward to working with you towards your service goals.  Happy Listing!

Lifestyles’ 20th Anniversary Gala

Lifestyles’ 20th Anniversary Gala

At Lifestyles, people with developmental disabilities find countless opportunities to be proud and productive through meaningful work experiences, social growth and personal development.  Under the leadership of Richard Salinardi, the organization has since grown to serve 250 individuals with more than 20 life-enriching programs.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Lifestyles and honor Executive Director, Richard Salinardi for its founding and leadership, Board President Helen Vitaliano will chair the 20th Anniversary Gala on June 6 from 7pm-10pm, at the Staten Island Zoo.

The event will celebrate our many achievements during our decades with Richard at the helm.  Also, joining in the celebration will be Elizabeth Fromkin, who will receive a special presentation.

Tickets will be $125, open bar.  Cocktail attire is suggested.  There will also be a 10K raffle and a commemorative journal.

For more information call Eileen Mondelli at: 718-982-1951 ext. 214

Project Hospitality Presents Dine Out Against Hunger

Project Hospitality Presents Dine Out Against Hunger

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dine out to help out!  Over 125 Staten Island restaurants will donate 20% of your food bill to Project Hospitality.  Proceeds will help support our soup kitchen and food pantry programs.

Win FREE lunch or dinner!

Free Special Raffle Opportunity.  You have to be in it to win it!  Eat any any participating restaurant on April 23rd, and receive a FREE raffle ticket.

$1=1 meal for a Staten Island in need.  Please consider making an additional donation.  For a list of participating restaurants, please visit: www.DineOutStatenIsland.com

Call (718) 448-1544 ext. 163 or email: Anyuen@projecthospitality.org

Northfield Community LDC’s 4th Annual Golf Outing

Northfield Community LDC’s 4th Annual Golf Outing


Friends of Northfield LDC,

Spring is here and so it must be time again for our Annual Golf Outing.  We cordially invite you to participate in our 4th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Silver Lake Golf Course.  

RSVP by May 16, 2015.  For reservations or additional information call: (718) 442-7351 ext. 223 or 238

For those of you who have been participating over the past several years; we look forward to welcoming you again. For those newcomers we know you will have a wonderful day!  Those who do not golf are welcome to join us for dinner only.

This golf fundraiser will benefit us tremendously at Northfield Community LDC.

We are a community based non-profit that has been in operation since 1978. Through this event, we offer you the opportunity to show support for Northfield LDC’s services to the Staten Island community.

We are proud of the work we do and struggle every day to continue our work to provide assistance to the residents and small businesses in our community. Non-profit organizations like ours are finding it more and more challenging to meet our goals due to lack of funding sources; it has therefore become necessary to find alternate sources to make up for this.

Your continued generous support, through donations or sponsorship, will go a long way to help Northfield Community LDC and the individuals we so diligently work to help.

If you would like more information about our corporation or would like to suggest other ways for your company to get involved with our upcoming event, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Kindest Regards,

Joan Catalano – Executive Director 

ECHO’s Fourth Annual Golf Outing

Emergency Children’s Help Organizations (ECHO)

cordially invites you to their


Monday, May 11, 2015 – (with a rain date set for Tuesday, May 26, 2015)

To be held at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club

20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, New Jersey

Activities include: Silent Auction ~ 50/50 Raffle ~ Golf Prizes ~ Closest to the Pin ~ Hole-in-One Car Prize

$400 per person for single players, $1500 for a foursome ~ both options include lunch, dinner and cocktails.

Registration is first come, first serve.  Call (718)-967-9085 to register


Staten Island Museum Spring Gala – Taking Flight

Staten Island Museum Spring Gala – Taking Flight

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Above Ballroom at Hilton Garden Inn located at 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island

Celebrate the Staten Island Museum and honor Elizabeth Egbert’s legacy at this year’s Spring Gala.  Be a part of the final celebration before the Museum “takes Flight” onto its next endeavor, the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor.

Save the date for dinner, dancing and cocktails.

For sponsorship information, contact Samantha Floyd at: 718-483-7119 or email: SFloyd@StatenIslandMuseum.org