The Needlers Foundation

2023 Annual Gala

230 Fifth

Join us for our 2023 Annual Gala honoring

Craig Miller

Executive Vice President

Merchant Financial Group

At 230 Fifth Rooftop

Located at 230 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York

on Thursday, May 11th, 2023

5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Proceeds from the event will support sick and underprivileged children in need of critical neurosurgery operations. You can learn more about the Needlers Foundation here.

Our Honoree

Craig Miller


Merchant Financial Group

Craig Miller is Executive Vice President of Merchant Financial Group, a privately held commercial finance company that provides working capital solutions to innovative business.


Over the past 20 years, Craig has been a key member of senior management and instrumental in the company’s growth, including its expansion in South Florida.

Prior to joining Merchant, Craig worked at HSBC for 6 years as a Vice President in New Business Development.  Prior to that he worked for Security Business Credit, Nations Bank and Congress Talcott.


Craig received a BA in Economics and Business from the State University of Albany in 1988.


Craig has been active with The Needlers Foundation for many years and currently serves as V.P on the management team and a member of the Board of Directors. He is also active in several other charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters. 


Craig, originally from Brooklyn, resides in Dobbs Ferry NY, where he lives with his wife Marla and raised two beautiful daughters, Lori and Alexis. He loves spending time with his family.

Please Join Us

Individual Event Ticket

Event Ticket: $375

Platinum Sponsorship
10 event tickets and distinguished individual recognition at the event: $10,000
Gold Sponsorship
6 event tickets and individual recognition at the event: $5,000
Silver Sponsorship
3 event tickets with rotating name and logo on screens throughout the event: $2,500
I am unable to attend but I would like to donate to The Needlers Foundation

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Ragusa, President

Joseph Ferrone, Treasurer

Checks can be mailed to:

Needlers Foundation

c/o Joseph Ferrone

Marcum LLP

730 Third Avenue

11th Floor

New York, New York 10017

Tel: (917) 969-0208

Steering Committee

Louis Barone

Mary Ellen Bianco

Marina Davelman

Marc Federbush

Joseph Ferrone

Thomas Filardo

Steven Grable

Morgan Grossman

Robert Hanna

Jack Hendler

Howard Jaslow

Athina Koutsoumadi

Esther Lainis

Craig Miller

Lori Miller

Howard Moore

Paul Pagano

Nicole Radamuski

Sarah Ragusa

Barry Resnick

Gary Rosen

Michael Sacco

Paul Schuldiner

Jennifer Schwartz

Richard Simon

Douglas Taliaferro

Glenn Thomas

Gary Vessecchia

Stephanie Wong

Executive Board

Kevin J. Gillespie
Donald A. Lipari
Richard L. Stehl
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