Evergreen held their annual gala at the Brooklyn Winery on October 5. This year’s theme was Welcome Back Brooklyn, and representatives from the community business sector were glad to be welcomed. In addition, the event hauled in the largest amount of money that Evergreen has ever raised at its fundraising events: over $120,000! Evergreen hopes that this is an indicator of future fundraising success.
“The organization will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2022 and will be marking the milestone with a year-long campaign to recognize its history and successes, and will share the stories of business clients and its vision of growing an equitable industrial business community that will thrive for the next 40 years,” said Leah Archibald, Evergreen executive director.
Evergreen also used their annual celebration platform to acknowledge business achievements.
LEERFORM who provides comprehensive design, custom fabrication and installation services to museums, art galleries, etc. received the Business of the Year award. New York & Atlantic Railway a short line railroad formed in 1997 to provide freight service over the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road was honored as Community Partner of the Year. The Industrial Development Champion Award had two honorees: BJH Advisors a real estate development and advisory firm and LISC NYC the local arm of the national nonprofit organization that equips underinvested communities with funding and strategy.