Little Flower Honors Jack O’Connor of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank at Annual Golf Outing

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Fundraising Golf Event Raises over $160K for Little Flower’s Programs and Services

Annual Golf Classic 2015Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, one of the largest and most respected children’s services agencies serving New York City and Long Island, recognized Jack O’Connor of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank at its Annual Golf Outing at Engineers Country Club in Roslyn, New York. The event raised over $160,000 to benefit Little Flower’s programs and services for those in our care. The program was emceed by co-Chair of the Committee Frank Tosto of Willis.

Little Flower honored Jack O’Connor for his commitment to supporting communities and fostering economic development throughout Long Island. Jack serves as an Executive Managing Director in Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Long Island office. Among other clients, Jack and his team exclusively represent Suffolk County as their real estate consultant.

The evening, sponsored in part by EmblemHealth, Willis, and Cook Maran & Associates, featured a variety of activities, raffles and an elegant buffet dinner and award ceremony, as well as an opportunity to hear from one of the youth served by Little Flower’s Culinary Arts Program, who remarked that Little Flower’s programs have helped him discover that his “passion is to serve others and my community.” “Due to the efforts of people like Jack, we are able to offer our youth critically important skill-building opportunities they might not otherwise get. It is my privilege to recognize such a generous and dedicated friend and partner of Little Flower.” said Corinne Hammons, Little Flower Executive Director.

Proceeds from Little Flower’s Annual Golf Classic will support a wide variety of programs and services. Programming efforts for youth include vocational and independent-living skills, activities for children with special needs, art, music and horticultural therapy, healthy living enrichment and more. Services for adults with developmental disabilities range from day habilitation to therapeutic horseback riding to chaperoned day excursions. All offerings are provided by caring, licensed staff that devote themselves to enriching the lives of those the agency serves, every hour of every day.

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About Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York  (www.littleflowerny.org): For 85 years, Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York has transformed caring into action by delivering services, programs and direction to improve the lives of children in crisis, families and the developmentally disabled.  With offices in Brooklyn, Queens and Wading River, Long Island, it is one of the largest human services agencies in New York State serving over 2,000 people annually.