QBG Honors Capital Committee at Annual Rose Gala
At Queens Botanical Garden’s annual Rose Gala on Thursday, June 9, 2016, nearly 200 guests joined the Garden to honor members of the Capital Committee for their commitment to QBG and its continued growth: Brian Carey, Partner, AC/BC Associates, Architecture & Landscape Design; Do H. Chung, Senior Partner, Do H. Chung & Partners, Architects & Planners; Emily Lin, Principal, Lin & Associates, Architects; and Frank C. Macchio, Real Estate and Construction Professional were recognized as outstanding leaders for their generous and steadfast support of the Garden and of the greater Queens community. In her comments about the honorees, Executive Director Susan Lacerte noted that together they have served the Garden for 65 years!
The gala was attended by prominent Queens elected officials, including Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; City Councilmembers Peter Koo and Barry Grodenchik; and New York State Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and David Weprin, as well as NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.
The Rose Gala was a joyful event that raised over $138,000 to benefit the Garden! The ACM Trio supplied soothing background music that enhanced the festivities. Thanks goes to our Rose Gala Committee led by Board Chair, Rovena Schirling; and Trustees Joanne Chao, Nadine Cino, Lucy Hossain, Edie Meyer, and Michelle Stoddart for all their efforts toward making the Rose Gala a success.
The Board of Trustees and Staff of Queens Botanical Garden express deep gratitude and appreciation to Rose Gala 2016 sponsors and in-kind supporters:
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Max and Selma Kupferberg Family Foundation
Saul and Gail Kupferberg
The Kupferberg Foundation
Atlantic Bank, a division of the New York Community Family of Banks
Cord Meyer Development
Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Law Offices of Gary Park, P.C.
Lin & Loveall Foundation
Rovena and Robert Schirling
Flushing Rotary Charitable Trust
Resorts World Casino
Howard L. Zimmerman Architects
Bartlett Tree Experts
Do H. Chung & Partners
Prestone Press, LLC
Martha and Robert Taylor
ePromos Promotional Products, Inc.
Farrell Fritz – Frank Santoro
Garden World & Keil Bros.
Orient Retreat Spa
Resorts World Casino
LEFT: Susan Lacerte, QBG Executive Director; David Weprin, NYS Assemblymember; Peter Koo, NYC Councilmember; Nily Rozic, NYS Assemblymember; Emily Lin, QBG Rose Gala Honoree; Rovena Schirling, QBG Board Chair; QBG Rose Gala Honorees Do H. Chung, Frank Macchio, and Brian Carey; Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
RIGHT: Peter Koo, NYC Councilmember; Susan Lacerte, QBG Executive Director; Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President; Frank Macchio, QBG Rose Gala Honoree; Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Department of Cultural Affair; Rose Gala Honorees Emily Lin, Do H. Chung, and Brian Carey