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Join us Monday, October 7, 2019 for our 15th Annual Fundraiser Showcasing Long Island’s Best Restaurants, Bakeries, and Wineries.
The event benefits The Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Winthrop Hospital, the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at Stony Brook Hospital and other pediatric specialty programs.
2019 Sponsors
Meet This Year's Honorees
Thomas Galati

Tom is a Sales Executive at Diray Media, he has over 20 years of experience selling digital, print, event marketing, and radio advertising. In 2013, Tom joined the board of the Michael Magro Foundation and immediately showed interest in chairing the annual car show. The car show grew exponentially both raising money and in participants, leveraging Tom's event sales experience, bringing in sponsors and partnering with local car clubs. It is here that Tom met Larry Ruisi, a renowned leader in the national car scene, with experience running car clubs focused on philanthropy. Over the past five years, the foundations car shows have raised over $75,000!

Tom has also spear-headed other events such as a volleyball tournament, indoor cycling events and online fundraising campaign to raise money for the foundation and increase its donor base. Tom lives in Northport
with his wife Giovanna, daughter Vanessa and sons Dominic and Daniel.
Lawrence Ruisi

Larry has worked as an investment banker for 30 years. He spent 25 years at Credit Suisse, where he was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, for the America’s. He currently runs several entrepreneurial ventures and spends lots of time volunteering on Philanthropic endeavors. He sits on the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Executive Council. He Chairs the Legislative Action Committee for North Shore Schools. He sits on the boards of numerous not for profits, including an exotic car club that he cofounded, which focuses on raising money for local and national charities. Some of the beneficiaries include; Michael Magro Foundation, Dream Rides/Hometown Foundation, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, NYPD PBA, NCPD PBA, The Diabetes Research Institute, The Nassau Suffolk Autism Society, Toys for Tots, The Wounded Warriors, Breast Cancer Awareness. He lives in Old Brookville with his wife Carmela, three children Michael, Nina and Lauren, and their dog Bella.
Raise A Glass For Hope - Naples, FL
November 13, 2019
Funds raised at this event will be allocated to purchase the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer which allows patients to cope, learn, explore, discover, and play.
More News From MMF
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.

During September, the Michael Magro Foundation wants to increase awareness and raise funds to help support families with pediatric cancer.

There is still time to show your support, and purchase your very own Childhood Cancer Awareness MAGRO T-Shirt or Hoodie. All the money raised will go directly towards helping local families battling pediatric cancer.
Car Show Raised $13K
Severe, but passing storms couldn’t keep car aficionados or supporters of the Michael Magro Foundation from the annual Car Show on August 19th benefiting children with cancer and their families. The event, now in its new home at Cold Spring Country Club, had nearly 150 exotic and classic cars on display for the members of the community that came to support the beloved, local nonprofit organization. Event chairs, Larry Ruisi and Tom Galati, were delighted to see the steadfast support from both car owners and spectators – even in the face of inclement weather. FULL ARTICLE
Block Party Raised $2,000
Board member, Dawn Dardzinski, along with her neighbors, put together a block party to raise money for the Michael Magro Foundation. They had over 200 people attend, activities for the children, food, drinks and of course raffle baskets.

Thank you so much for raising $2,000 for MMF. The money raised will help local families battling pediatric cancer and other chronic pediatric illnesses.
Matching Gifts
Did you know you can add to, possibly even double, your tax-deductible donation to Michael Magro Foundation with a matching gift?

Matching gifts corporate giving programs where companies provide a financial ‘match’ to their employees’ giving to eligible nonprofit organizations. Some will even provide matching gifts for employees who volunteer a certain number of hours to nonprofits.
Not sure if your company matches charitable gifts? Check with your Human Resources professional or visit . For more information on Michael Magro Foundation, contact .
Our Mission
The mission of the Michael Magro Foundation is to better the lives of children with cancer, pediatric cancer survivors, and their families, as well as other chronic pediatric illnesses. Learn more
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