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QSAC's 40th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Pier 61 at the West Side Highway
New York, NY

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Our 2018 Honorees

Change Maker Award

Colgate - Smile and Magnusmode Lockup white bg.pngColgate and Magnusmode are being honored for their commitment to providing innovative solutions which support individuals with autism in achieving greater independence. Through their innovative partnership on the MagnusCards app, these companies are helping to improve the oral health and overall wellbeing of individuals with special needs..

Corporate Leadership Award

0eb9117d-5c15-4932-9961-ff730ab1e4a2.jpgHUB International is being recognized with our 2018 Corporate Leadership Award for their commitment to social responsibility and supporting the autism community. Through their leadership, HUB International has brought together their employees, clients, and community members to make a difference where it’s needed most. The company’s dedication to service inspires other institutions to follow their example. HUB International was born in 1998 with the merger of 11 privately held insurance brokerages. That number has grown to a network of more than 400 integrated brokerages across North America — all carrying the HUB banner. Today, HUB is one of the largest insurance brokers in the world, and represents a broad, deep, one-of-a-kind aggregation of insurance entrepreneurs.

Community Leadership Award

unnamed-11.jpgRobert “Bobby” Bonanza is recognized for the Mason Tenders District Council and the Greater New York LECET Fund’s support of QSAC’s programs for children and adults with autism. Through their community-based philanthropic giving, the Mason Tenders Council of Greater New York and Long Island and the Greater New York LECET Fund continue to have a significant impact on the lives of more than 2,400 individuals with autism. Bobby Bonanza serves as the Business Manager for the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York and Long Island, which has more than 17,000 members. More than 25 years ago, Bobby began his career as a Laborer. Bobby is a lifelong resident of Nassau County and involved in a number of community and philanthropic causes.

Howard J. Capell Award for Exceptional Service
unnamed-10.jpgLawrence “Larry” Litwack
is being honored for his six years of service as a QSAC Board Member and for his ongoing dedication to supporting the needs of children and adults with autism throughout New York City and Long Island. During his tenure as a board member, Larry has devoted his time, talent, and treasure to supporting QSAC’s programs and services. Larry is the owner of Big Apple Abstract, which has been serving New York City for more than 30 years. Larry is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He is also a long-time member of the Queens Bar Association and the New York State Land Title Association.

















For questions or to learn how you can become involved with this year's gala, please contact Joseph Amodeo at (212) 244-5560, ext. 2016 or

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About QSAC

QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.

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