New York State Senator Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano join in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the re-dedication of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island's E. David Woycik, Jr. Building in Levittown. Pictured (l-r): Senator Kemp Hannon, BBBSLI and CIBS Board Member Jeff Schwartzberg, CIBS Board President David Pennetta, BBBSLI Board Member E. David Woycik, Jr., BBBSLI Board Member James C. Metzger, BBBSLI Chief Executive Officer Bill Tymann, County Executive Ed Mangano, CIBS Board Vice President Gary Joel Shacker, BBBSLI Board Member Joy Watson, BBBSLI Board Member Kathleen Courtney and BBBSLI Chief Development Officer Mark Cox
March, 2012 (Levittown): On Sunday March 11, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) celebrated the re-dedication of their office in Levittown, the E. David Woycik Jr. Building, located at 70 Acorn Lane. The celebration also announced the naming of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS) Conference Room and presented the installation of solar energy by Sunstream USA in the agency's efforts to go green.
"We felt it was appropriate to rededicate the building since its original naming in 1998, much has happened since then that is worth celebrating," remarked BBBSLI CEO, William Tymann. "Board Members E. David Woycik, Jr and James Metzger hosted a reception one year ago celebrating the naming of the James. C Metzger/E. David Woycik, Jr. Endowment Fund. The event raised significant funds that enabled our agency to renovate this building with a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting and the construction of an inviting and professional entrance."
Mr. Tymann was presented a Citation from Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano.
"It is wonderful to all be together today in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island," said County Executive Edward P. Mangano. "Your time and energies spent in support of this agency are what makes Nassau County great. Thank you for providing our youth with an opportunity to be future leaders."
BBBSLI matches screened and trained volunteer mentors, or 'Bigs', with children ages 7-16 who could benefit from having an additional positive adult in their life, in professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.
E. David Woycik, Jr., Partner at Sanders, Sanders, Block Woycik, Viener & Grossman, P.C., BBBSLI Board Member and major donor, remarked, "I salute all of your time, energy and resources to help Long Island's children have the opportunity for a more secure future, to succeed in their own mission in life."
Senator Kemp Hannon attended the re-dedication celebration, along with the Hon. Rhonda Fischer, CIBS Board President David Pennetta and CIBS Board Vice President Gary Joel Shacker. Several BBBSLI Board Members were also present, including James C. Metzger, Chairman & CEO of The Whitmore Group, Joy Watson, Nassau County Deputy Comptroller of Audits and Special Projects, Jeff Schwartzberg, Senior Director of Colliers International, Mayor of Roslyn Estates and CIBS Board Member, Kathleen Courtney, and BBBSLI Donation Center and Facilities Management Board President, John Talotta.
"It is with the support and generosity of you and our communities that we at Big Brothers Big Sisters may continue to share the power of mentoring with a greater number of youth facing adversity," remarked Bill Tymann, CEO of BBBSLI.
BBBSLI also has offices in Islandia and Hampton Bays.