This event will honor Michael Sciara, an accomplished architect and Partner at Nelson & Pope. With over 20 years of experience in the design, planning and implementation of projects for private and public sector clients, Michael’s portfolio includes many large-scale commercial, retail, mixed-use, healthcare, educational and hospitality space.
Through the years, Michael has sought to improve the quality of his field, advocate for greater mentorship opportunities and give back to the local community by participating with charitable and non-profit organizations. He sits on the board of NGIP Inc., a subsidiary of New Ground, Inc. with other business leaders assisting New Ground in the development and management of local housing opportunities. Through this initiative, homeless Veterans and families participate in the Long Term Housing Program working on goals to secure future independence. Michael also engages his team of architects to participate with Canstruction Long Island, which is a design/build competition that challenges teams to build larger than life structures entirely made from canned food and whose proceeds are donated to local food banks annually before the Thanksgiving holiday. Michael is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology, was recently named among Long Island Business New’s Top 40 Under 40 and resides in Plainview, New York with his devoted wife Heather and their four young sons.
“Members of our amazing community of supporters, like Michael Sciara, are truly transforming lives,” said Shannon Boyle, Executive Director of New Ground. “When families come to us, they are dealing with unfortunate circumstances and through our intensive social work services, we are able to not only get them back on their feet but implement long-term solutions to break their cycle of poverty and homelessness now and for future generations.”
The event is Co-Chaired by longtime friends and attorneys, Larry Davis and Ira Prager of Larry & Davis, P.C. in Patchogue, New York. It will take place at one of the area’s most premier golf locations, Cherry Valley Club in Garden City, New York, which was established over 100 years ago and features an exquisite Devereaux Emmet designed golf course. In addition to a day of golf, registration for New Ground’s Golf Tournament & Dinner includes brunch, contests on the course, cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony. Registration begins at 10:30am and tee-off is at 12:30pm.
Golf Packages and Sponsorships are still available. For more information on how you can help “Break the Cycle of Homelessness” for Veterans and families on Long Island, please contact Diane Serenita, Director of Development & Events at (516) 564-4764 x125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.