“This year’s event totals shattered all previous event revenues, making it the most successful fundraiser the organization has ever held!” said Leah Archibald, Evergreen’s Executive Director. The Brooklyn Winery (213 North 8th Street) was host to Evergreen’s wildly successful Annual Awards Celebration on May 17.
This year’s honorees included:
Business of the Year – Jos. Lowenstein and Sons because of their long-term commitment to the neighborhood, their national leadership on workforce issues, and their recent plant expansion.
Century Award –Milgo Bufkin to honor their 100th anniversary. They have been a longtime supporter of Evergreen.
Community Leader of the Year –Frank Brunckhorst Company due to their unwavering commitment to making the community a better place for both businesses and residents. Whether its donating product to local nonprofit events, hosting arts oriented block parties, or working with Evergreen staff to make local streets safer, their dedication to our local community is evident on a daily basis.
Emerging Business of the Year –Bruce Cost Ginger Ale because of their local birth and recent explosive growth in our community. Plus their ginger ale is mind blowing.
Nonprofit Partner of the Year –Association of Neighborhood Housing Developers for their advocacy to coordinate citywide efforts to improve NYC’s industrial policy. Their leadership and organizing on this issue has been instrumental in achieving improvements in city policy.
The success of the event is directly attributable to this year’s sponsors, including: JP Morgan Chase
Broadway Stages, Jos. H. Lowenstein Sons, Inc., Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Frank Brunckhorst Co./Boar’s Head Brand, A/D/O, Astoria Bank, Bank of America, ConEdison, Milgo Bufkin, Mini Grassroots Box, Newtown Creek Group, New York Business Development Corporation, United Metro Energy Corp., and Waste Mangement
Levels of sponsorship were named inventively with a vino centric vein. Funds raised at this event support Evergreen’s advocacy on behalf of North Brooklyn’s industrial businesses and the working class jobs they provide for the community.