Monday, July 9, 2007

Harbor Island Conservancy to Benefit from Award to its President

Frederick Longacre, founder and president of Mamaroneck's Harbor Island Conservancy, has been named the recipient of a $10,000 community service award from his company, Northwestern Mutual.

A symbolic, over-sized check will be presented to Longacre at a Conservancy meeting on August 21. The real money will be donated to the Conservancy

Longacre is among 25 winners of the annual award, in a competition open to over 9,000 network representatives of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. The award recognizes exemplary volunteer involvement and dedication to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects in the representatives' respective hometowns. The winners were selected by a panel of judges, based on their commitment, dedication and hands-on volunteer involvement.

The community awards program is funded by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

Longacre, together with John Farris and Julia Sperry Longacre, spearheaded the Conservancy's latest project, the new Harbor Island Playground, which was opened with a dedication ceremony during Mamaroneck's Historic Harbor Street Fair on June 3.

Personalized brick pavers for the playground's walkway are still on sale. Among the nearly 60 psopls who have already purchased bricks are Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Phil Trifiletti.

Each brick measures 4” x 8”, which permits two or three lines of up to 12 characters per line. Engraved and installed, each brick costs $50. The $50 is fully tax-deductible and payable to the Harbor Island Conservancy.

Applications for inscribed bricks may be obtained: (1) at Village Office at Regatta on Mamaroneck Avenue; (2) at the Village Recreation Office, Harbor Island; (3) at the gazebo in the Playground; (4) Via internet at; (5) by mail from Harbor Island Conservancy, 180 East Prospect Avenue, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 10543.


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