The Board of Education hosted a reception and ceremony to honor the community’s organizations and individuals who have given some of the most substantial donations to the district. Some donated money, scholarships, equipment, food or time, and all of the benefactors made a significant impact on the students with their generosity.

The Locust Valley High School Chamber Singers entertained the honorees with beautiful renditions of favorite holiday melodies. Directed by William Margiotta, the students performed a special preview of their Winter Concert repertoire.

Following the performance, Board of Education President Suzanne Sgueglia and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund presented each attendee with gifts. The first gift was a plaque recognizing their generous contributions to the district. The second gift was a personalized copy of the resolution the Board of Education adopted at its meeting that same night.  The resolution is a permanent record of the Board of Education’s deep gratitude and profound appreciation of each benefactor’s generosity.

Ms. Sgueglia told the honorees that the Board wanted them to know how much they appreciate everything they do. “We are truly grateful,” she said. She noted that their generosity was an example of what makes this community so special.

The following organizations were recognized:

Angelo Cervasio Memorial Scholarship Fund
Art Supervisors Association
Bahá'í of the Town of Oyster Bay
Bayville - Centre Island Rotary Club
Bayville American Legion - Robert H. Spittel Post 1285
Bayville Chamber of Commerce
Bayville Fire Department
Bayville Locust Valley Community Little League
Bayville Parent Teacher Association
Big Guy Foundation
Edward Minicozzi, Sr. Scholarship Fund
Ellen Von Novak Excellence in Writing Scholarship Fund
Falcon Pride
Friends of Locust Valley Library
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club
James F. Foerster Scholarship Fund
Locust Valley American Legion - Howard Von Wagner Post 962
Locust Valley Bayville Soccer Club
Locust Valley Elementary Parents' Council
Locust Valley Fire Department
Locust Valley High School Athletic Council
Locust Valley High School Parents' Council
Locust Valley Middle School Parents' Council
Locust Valley Rotary Club
Long Island Blood Services
LVCSD Coordinated Parents' Council
LVSEA Retired Employees Chapter
Matinecock Neighborhood Association
Michael Trama Scholarship Fund
Mitchell Vincent Pacifico Scholarship Fund
Nassau County Executive Office
Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union
NYS Grand Lodge Foundation Sons of Italy in America
Oak Neck Athletic League
Pauline Guarneri Memorial Scholarship Fund
Piping Rock Club
Special Education Parent Teacher Association
Spirit of '73 Memorial Scholarship Fund
St. Gertrude's CYO Basketball Program
The Creek Club
Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council
Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department