As part of its ongoing outreach, and giveback, to the community, members of the Guyana Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association of New York (QCAANY) will honor corporate sponsors on Oct. 9, at Hibiscus at Elliot’s on the Mile Restaurant, 23 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, Long Island.
The appreciation brunch, from 12 noon – 4 pm, with all COVID-19 protocols in effect, will present accolades to deserving benefactors, MCCG USA Inc. — Jason Martin and Ian Jones; Metallica Commodities Corp. – Dr. Glendon Archer; Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas — Dr. Edris Kamal Dookie, and Nostrand Fine Wines — Edmon Braithwaite.
Tickets for the event are on sale for $60 each and attendees are advised that they must wear a mask before being seated, show proof of vaccination, or present a negative COVID test taken within three days prior to the event. All proceeds raised will be used towards enhancing academic, arts, sports and music programs at Queen’s College, Guyana.
To buy tickets: www.tinyurl.com/QCAANYAppreciationBrunch
John Campbell, president of QCAANY told Caribbean Life that this special group of business owners were selected for their continuing donations, which enabled QCAANY to maintain its financial and other needs-based assistance to the current students at Queen’s College, a high school in Guyana.
“With the onset of the COVID pandemic, like other non-profits, QCAANY found itself to be severely limited in its ability to fund raise and acquire the financial resources necessary to extend assistance to its chosen charity at the levels to which it was accustomed prior to the pandemic,” said Campbell.
He noted that the corporate donors stepped in and in many instances increased the level of their donations to QCAANY and “this event is a recognition of their largesse.”
He said that in recent memory, this was the first time that QCAANY is honoring their major corporate donors in this public manner.
The Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (NY Inc.) is a New York registered Not for Profit Corporation, formed in 1991 with a stated purpose to provide financial and other forms of material assistance to Queen’s College in Guyana, to enhance the academic and social skills of its students and to aid alumni in Guyana and in the United States.