Lavine Participates in AFP Legislative Forum

March 17, 2009

Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine is pictured with Dr. Lee E. Koppelman at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s recent legislative breakfast and forum.

Concerned with the economy’s potential negative impact on Long Island’s charitable organizations, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) sponsored a panel discussion on Friday, March 13 to gain the insight of invited elected officials.

New York State Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine (D-Glen Cove) served on the bi-partisan panel and thanked the AFP for its “quarter-century of serving as an umbrella organization for nonprofit associations.” Following the meeting, Assemblyman Lavine said, “The charitable organizations on Long Island have been a constant and steadfast resource to persons in need and I will do my best to see that funding is kept as intact or is restored as much as possible so the associations can continue their vital support work.”

The summit also honored Linda Armyn, vice president at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, with the Lee E. Koppelman Community Leadership Award for her contributions and leadership in the not-for-profit sector. The Lee E. Koppelman Award was created in 2006 in recognition of Dr. Koppelman’s many professional accomplishments as a leading professor at Stony Brook University and as former executive director of the Long Island Regional Planning Board.