• You’re Invited to HMTC’s Tolerance Benefit: Made on Long Island, May 16, 2016

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    Experience Long Island artisan made foods and crafts at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) annual Tolerance Benefit: “Made on Long Island.”  This year’s benefit features a tasting event and silent auction on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 6 p.m. at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY.  In addition, three middle and high-school students will be presented with the Friedlander Upstander Award and one Long Island college student will be awarded the Daniel Gillman Goodfellow Award. Money raised at the Tolerance Benefit goes towards Holocaust, anti-bias and anti-bullying education.

    Auction prizes include a VIP wine tastings at a variety of North Fork Vineyards, a $500 gift certificate for the NYC Food & Wine Festival, an autographed script of “When Harry Met Sally,” and a Bertolucci diamond Ladies Watch.

    The Friedlander Upstander Award, presented by HMTC and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments, is awarded to Nassau and Suffolk County middle school and high school students who have acted as Upstanders against bullying or intolerance in any of its forms. Recipients receive a $2,500 scholarship.

    The Daniel Gillman Goodfellow Award, presented by HMTC and the Gillman family, is given to a college or university student on Long Island who confronted an act of social injustice or intolerance or helped others in need. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

    The Tolerance Benefit is sponsored by Spectronics Corporation, Sterling Risk Insurance and Title Associates. Other Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $125 a person and a ten-pack of tickets is available for $1,125. Tickets may be purchased online at hmtcli.org.

    For more information about sponsorship packages and to purchase tickets, contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

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