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We’ve just recently celebrated our very successful fifth biennial Induction Award Ceremony and Red Carpet Fundraising Gala and our second decade of service to Long Island. This Gala was a very special evening, during which we celebrated our new inductees, and set a path for the future with the announcement of our new museum as part of the Wyandanch Rising project– a real Long Island Music Hall of Fame home, with exhibit space, educational, archival and performance facilities, and much more.
We’re very grateful to Suffolk County, County Executive Steve Bellone and the Town of Babylon for their partnership in creating this project. We believe we have the right location and the right partners to work with. We look forward to a bright and vibrant future with them.
When we look back at our first five Galas and the other events of our first ten years—the people we’ve inducted, the performances we’ve featured, the presenters who’ve joined us to honor their peers, the other events we’ve been privileged to present, the many educational activities and the many indelible moments we’ve shared—we’re awed and humbled.
Surely, there’s nothing quite like the Long Island music scene. The wide range of Island-based musicians and music industry professionals we call friends and associates who either grew up here or adopted this place as their home seem to share a special bond from which our ongoing work draws a lot of its energy.
We also draw energy from the young musicians and other not-for-profit music organizations we work with. I’m very proud that this year, LIMHoF has substantially upgraded our investment in scholarships – with awards to five individual music students pursuing their studies, and five other awards to deserving music organizations. We have plans to greatly increase this program in the near future.
We’re also proud to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Joe Jankowski who will work with our Board and help guide us into what we see as the next level organizationally – and beyond. Joe comes to us from the March of Dimes and boasts extensive work with music organizations large and small throughout the tri-state area including the Joyce Theater Foundation and Roundabout Theatre Company.
Amid all of this exciting news, whom do we have to thank for this? Well, surely our dedicated and wonderful Board of Directors and all of our special friends who help with fundraising and other support. We also thank the institutions we work with for their friendship and shared sense of mission. We’re also very grateful to the sponsors who have supported us through the years and continue to help make our future possible.
Thank you all for believing in our mission. We look forward to the journey together into the future.