All For The East End (AFTEE), an organization created to support local not-for-profits in the five East End towns, announced this week it has received a $15,000 grant award from the Long Island Community Foundation in support of the infrastructure and management of its first large-scale fundraiser, a mult-talent music festival on August 19, 2013 at Martha Clara Vineyards.
“This is wonderful news” said Sag Harbor’s Myron Levine, president and co-founder of AFTEE.” We are tremendously gratified that the Long Island Community Foundation believes in our mission, and that we will become a significant new and creative source for funding and organizational support for all the East End not-for-profits, making it easier for them to concentrate on their own important missions knowing we have their backs.”
“We thank the Long Island Community Foundation for their important support as we launch this unique, new venture” said Wally Smith, managing director and board president for WPPB Peconic Public Broadcasting. “WPPB’s board envisioned this unifying effort from our work as a community resource that serves all of our East End non-profits.”
WPPB, based in Southampton, is AFTEE’s founding partner.
“We are proud and excited to be part of this collaborative initiative organized by AFTEE to provide much needed awareness and funding to the non-profit organizations serving Long Islands five East End towns,” said David O’Korn, executive director of the Long Island Community Foundation. “The non-profit sector is not only a vital part of the island’s economy, but also acts to enrich the health, well-being, and overall quality of life for all of our residents. It is truly refreshing to see such a collaborative effort that brings together the non-profit and business communities for such a great cause.”
According to Levine, in coming weeks AFTEE officials will reach out to businesses throughout the East End in order to contonue to build support for the organization, which already has a number of sponsors including the Bridgehampton National Bank, which joins WPPB as a founding sponsor.