A Gem of an Evening!

St. Nicks Alliance’s Ruby Anniversary Celebration!

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l to r Michael Rochford, Exec. Dir. of St. Nicks Alliance; Joe Robles, Board Chair of St. Nicks Alliance; SNA Benefit honoree from FG-PH Michael Panagiotapoulos;  Frank Lang, St. Nicks Alliance Dir. Of Housing; SNA Benefit honoree from FG-PH, Charlie Georgelis; and Norman Williams, St. Nicks Alliance Asst. Dir. of Housing Dev.

40 years of opportunity was just one of the things St. Nicks Alliance celebrated on November 9th. The notable anniversary was celebrated in style at Weylin B. Seymour’s (175 Broadway) the new incarnation of the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank that opened its doors in 1875.

St. Nicks Alliance also celebrated the arrival of the BK Story Voyager. 250 guests passed the impressive vehicle on their way into the gala event, and some first made a detour to hop on this inspirational book distribution system that will be revving up literacy in North Brooklyn.

  • Also at the start of the event Martin Greenfield, one of the founders of EVIDCO now Evergreen and past board member of St. Nicks Alliance was there to sign his recently published memoir, “Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor”.

Casting their celebratory gaze outward, St. Nicks Alliance honored some of our community’s heroes on this night: David Lopez, the founder and President of Southside United HDFCLos Sures; the affordable housing builder FG-PH Corp; and Tyrone Anthony Sellers, founder and principal owner of his own accounting firm that specializes in the affordable housing industry, nonprofit organizations, and religious organizations.

Last but definitely not least on their list of blessings to acknowledge, St. Nicks Alliance happily surpassed their fundraising goal. They received over $220, 000 in donations exceeding last year’s total of $175K.

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Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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