Smacked by the Storm: Event Review

Madeline Singas and Jeff Reynolds

Last month, we shared items we found on Gratitude and Kindness. Now, we touch on acts that naturally follow: Giving and Hope.

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Ron Stein: Long Island Renaissance Man

As the founder of LI’s premier Smart Growth organization Vision Long Island, a champion of the endeavor to advance John and Alice Coltrane’s legacies, Ron Stein has a tremendous knack for getting great things started.

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Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds: LI Human Services Champion

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds is a passionate, accomplished, deeply knowledgeable Human Services Executive. In this, he is as interested in aligning the systems of “doing good” to be more effective as he is in making sure that he stays in direct contact with the diverse populations his agency, the Family and Children’s Association, serves. There’s a lot that goes on in between. We sat down with him recently to talk about it…

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A Giving Pledge, a Lasting Legacy: Buffet, Gates, Carnegie and America’s Public Libraries

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The efforts of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates to encourage fellow billionaires to make a substantial “Giving Pledge” bring to mind another very fortunate man who saw value in giving: Andrew Carnegie.

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Jayette Lansbury: Tireless Champion for People who are Impacted by Mental Illness and for Compassionate Criminal Justice Reform

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Jayette Lansbury is a staunch advocate for individuals with mental illness and their caregivers, as well as for reform within the criminal justice system. She intended to become a defense attorney, but was sidelined by illness in her family. Then, she had a son with significant mental health challenges.

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