For Immediate Release   


 Suffolk's Annual Gala Will Fund Scholarships.



Suffolk Community College Foundation to celebrate the 2015 Salute to Excellence Gala – Financial Leaders Making a Difference - Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Suffolk Community College Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence Gala. Proceeds from the event will support Suffolk County Community College students by funding scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs.

This year’s 2015 Salute to Excellence Gala – Financial Leaders Making a Difference will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington and will honor the contributions of our partners within the financial services industry and celebrate all we have accomplished at the College with our alumni, corporate partners, donors and faculty and staff.

The Foundation Gala will proudly honor:

Mr. William E. Brown, Executive Vice President and National Head of Network, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Mr. David L. Calone, Founder, Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, LP,
Mr. John Cochrane, Sr., Vice President, Commercial Banking and Investment Operations of The First National Bank of Long Island and
Mr. Gregory S. Garritano, CPA, CFO ’77, Founder, G.S. Garritano & Associates, CPAs, CFOs. CFO: The Lauro Group

The Gala will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a one-hour reception, followed at 8:00 p.m. with a sit down dinner and awards ceremony, and will conclude at 10:00 p.m. To confirm your reservation, please visit the Foundation’s website at For more information contact Heather Edwards at the Foundation office at (631) 451-4458; fax (631) 451-4940 or via e-mail at