Roslyn Landmark Society 2019 Gala
On Friday, June 14, 2019 the Roslyn Landmark Society held a fundraising dinner hosted by John Leboutillier, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s great-grandson and former New York congressman at the Studio of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in Old Westbury to benefit the Roslyn Landmark Society.
The event raised over $20,000 for the Roslyn Landmark Society with more than 10 sponsors of the event and enjoyed by 95 members and local officials including; Sabereh Samet from Sen. Anna Kaplan’s office, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi Whitton, Village of Roslyn Mayor John Durkin and Town Councilman Peter Zuckerman.
DeRiggi Whitton said, “I am so impressed with the support of the Roslyn Grist Mill project and the Roslyn Landmark Society. The Studio of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is very interesting and beautiful.”
Durkin added, “As strong supporters of the arts, my wife Diane and I were delighted that we were able to attend and enjoy the wonderful event at the Whitney Studio”.
Roslyn Landmark Society President Howard Kroplick said, “This year had been a significant historic year for our organization which we celebrated at the gala. Membership has jumped over 200 percent, and fees, donations and sponsorship have increased over $75,000. We could not achieve our preservation and restoration goals without the support of our sponsors and membership.”
Roslyn Landmark Society Administrative Associate Jennifer Lister said, “We are grateful for the continued support from our membership and sponsors of the Roslyn Grist Mill project and the Roslyn Landmark Society. We continue to carry out the mission of the society set forth by Roger and Peggy Gerry in 1961.”
The evening consisted of private tours of the studio given by John LeBoutillier, a cocktail party with live music and a silent auction. A short film was shown at the event to highlight the Roslyn Grist Mill project and to thank the sponsors of the 2019 gala and Roslyn Grist Mill project.
Kaplan’s office also presented a proclamation to John Leboutillier for his generosity and support of the Roslyn Landmark Society.