NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,400 construction, real estate, union and business leaders came together for the 35th Business and Labor Awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria to raise a record-breaking $1.3 million for Saint Dominic's Home, a 138 year old organization providing educational and social services to 2,300 people in the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
"Making a long-term positive impact in our communities is an integral part of the construction industry's DNA. We've had the privilege of supporting Saint Dominic's for more than three decades, and we could not be more proud, and humbled, by their efforts to support disadvantaged children," said Eugene Peter White, Chairman of the Dinner Committee, and Principal, Structure Tone, Inc. The Dinner Committee Members are comprised of executives from leading New York construction, design, business, and union organizations.
The Friends of St. Dominic's recognized Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary of NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters with the Francis J.P. McHale Memorial Award for his integrity and life-long contribution to the construction profession; and Carl Galioto, Senior Principal, HOK as an exceptional architect, visionary, and leader as well as for his considerable philanthropic work with the Victory Award.
"The generosity of the business, labor, and construction industry leaders enable us to continue to serve thousands of children, adolescents, adults and families with education and social service programs that meet their needs," said Sister Margaret Flood, President, Friends of Saint Dominic's.
About Friends of Saint Dominic's
Friends of Saint Dominic's is the foundation arm of Saint Dominic's Home, a 138-year-old nonprofit human services agency that provides multiple programs and services to more than 2,300 individuals and their families in New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley (Rockland & Orange Counties). These services include an 853 School, Universal Preschools, Family Foster Care and Adoption, Mental Health programs, Community Based Services for family support, and Residential programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities. For more information please visit www.stdominicshome.org.
SOURCE Structure Tone; Friends of Saint Dominic's