VISION’s “Party with a Purpose” Coming September 26th

VISIONS Invitation Email and Social Media

“Party with a Purpose- Eat, Drink, Do Good” is the main fundraiser of the year for the VISIONS Queens Advisory Board. VISIONS, a 91-year-old non-profit, provides free services to over 6,000 individuals a year. VISIONS mission is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. All the services VISIONS provide to its clients are FREE!

This is a community-developed event by Queens Advisory Board volunteers and VISIONS staff. The purpose of the reception is to increase awareness and visibility for the organization and to raise funds to support the free services that we provide to individuals who reside in Queens.

Visions Queens Advisory Board will honor Charles W. McBride, Lions Club District Governor of 20-K1, Queens and Brooklyn. Lion Charles McBride has a passion to serve as demonstrated by his long distinguished career of 23 years of dedicated service to our community. He has served as: Zone Chair, Region Chair, Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee, Board Member Camp Badger, Trustee District 20-K1 Foundation, Chair of Alert Team and he is a Certified Guiding Lion.

He is a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow, recipient of the International Presidential Award, and LCIF Helping Hands Award in recognition for his contribution with Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Lion Charly founded St. Anastasia Leo Club in Douglaston. He received awards from the NY City Police Department, the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade and Queens Flag Day Committee. Join us in celebrating Lion Charles McBride’s long history of commitment to our community.

Individual Ticket: $100
Table of 10: $950-$3,000

There are discount tickets for the visually impaired of $65 and $30 tickets for guests under 30.

The amount exceeding $62.00 per ticket represents a donation to VISIONS and is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Proceeds for this event will be used for VISIONS Programs in Queens.

For tickets, go to…

Ad information Print, Type or attach logo. Full page: 8.5 x 11 “,
Half Page: 8.5 x 5.5 “, Quarter Page 4.25″x 5.5. Ads can be sent as pdf, or jpeg files to

Front Inside Cover $1,000
Back Inside Cover $1,000
Full Page Gold $750
Full Page Silver $450

Full Page Ad $350
Half Page Ad $250
Quarter Page Ad $150
Business Card Ad $100

Deadline for Journal Ads: September 15th

Sponsorship Opportunities:

10,000 Presenting Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Presenting Sponsor with top billing
on all event collateral, website, social media, newsletter, event signage 2 tables of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$5,000 Premium Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Premium Sponsor on website, social media, newsletter, event signage 1 table of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$2,500 VIP Sponsor
Logo displayed as VIP Sponsor on all event collateral website. social media, newsletter, 6 tickets, full page ad, Acknowledgement in journal

$1,500 Journal Sponsor 4 tickets, gold page ad in Journal, acknowledgement in journal.

Please make check payable to VISIONS

Mail to:
VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013,
Att: Doreen DiLeonardo

Date: Tuesday, September 26th

Douglaston Manor
63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Douglaston, NY

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

For inquiries, contact Fundraising Director, Doreen DiLeonardo at (347) 865-3369 or by email at to purchase tickets for the event or for sponsorship or journal opportunities.

Queens Chamber of Commerce Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey


The New York area was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago, especially in Queens. “Many remember how difficult the first few days and weeks were as the water receded and the damage and destruction became evident. Lives lost, homes destroyed, businesses damaged and places of employment unable to function or even open their doors,”  says Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “It took almost a week to connect with our new friends at the Houston Metropolitan Chamber, but once we did and understood the gravity of the situation, we reached out and set this effort in motion.”

The Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation, (a 501 c 3) and the Queens business community are proudly announcing an effort to again “Repair Restore and Renew” the businesses, employers and hard workers in the Houston metropolitan area. They have sought out their friends at the Houston Metropolitan Chamber to receive the financial funds and assistance we gather, solicit, and receive. Your tax-deductible financial donation will help the Houston Metropolitan Chamber assist their Members and the business community get back on their feet and working.

You can write a check and mail it to us at:

Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Hurricane Harvey Relief, Suite 140
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Or click the link below:

Queens Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing September 28th

North Hills Country Club

North Hills Country Club

The Queens Chamber of Commerce 2017 Golf Outing and Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 28 at the beautiful North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, New York. The day’s events will begin with registration and a breakfast spread at 9:00 am followed by a shotgun start at 11:30 am. Lunch will be provided on-course with early evening cocktails & dinner starting at 5:00 pm.

This year, the Chamber is honoring three special people from the legal community in Queens. Our Public Service Honoree is Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. We are also honoring Albert F. Pennisi, Special Counsel, Daniels Norelli Cecere & Tavel PC and John “Sean” Crowley, Partner, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP. The program will include raffle prizes, a variety of awards and a silent auction. Cigars will be rolled and available all day on-site along with a number of new amenities.

Your support will help the Queens Chamber Foundation enhance their commitment to supporting education and scholarships throughout Queens County. Please join us and participate in the program by sponsoring the event and the Honorees, bringing a foursome of colleagues and clients or attending the dinner.

To participate and view complete event information, visit the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s website at