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2020 AFPLI Awards

We're celebrating three outstanding individuals whose contributions to Long Island are making a difference!

Noreen Carro - LMN Printing

The Horace Hagedorn Outstanding Philanthropist Award 

Noreen Carro is Vice President and co-owner of LMN Printing Co., New York division, a certified minority women owned company – family owned and operated. Through her expertise and determination she has acquired such clients as South Nassau Hospitals, Nassau University Medical Center, American Airlines, Air France, PSEG, L.I., Epic Pharma, NYS Knights of Columbus, Hilton, Crown Plaza and Sheraton Hotels,  Hofstra University and Con Ed, to name a few.

Noreen is Past President of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Past Co-Vice President for the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, Past President of the American Business Women's Association, Sunrise East Chapter; and Past President and the only minority to serve as President, of the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the Boards of the Private Industry Council of Nassau County, Education and Assistance Corp., Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, HSBC Bank, the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce and Secretary on the JFK Chamber of Commerce. She also has the honor of being on Governor Cuomo’s Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.

Noreen has been the recipient of numerous awards, for her dedication to the community and her outspoken views and support for women issues and small businesses.

Besides becoming a mother, Noreen’s biggest and most rewarding accomplishment to date was when she went to Rwanda with the organization “What Better Looks Like.” Noreen and her peers raised money and brought over 700 pounds of supplies for the women, orphans and survivors of the genocide in Rwanda.  

Ellen Fleury, Fleury Design

The Gilbert Tilles Award 

Ellen opened her graphic design studio over thirty years ago with the idea that her work should have a positive social impact. Within months, an opportunity arose to volunteer with a new grassroots organization, Long Island Fund for Women & Girls. That was her first time working alongside development directors, philanthropists and business leaders. Through branding that organization, the power of design to create community became evident and Fleury Design developed a reputation for graphic design in the nonprofit arena. Nonprofit clients today include Long Island Crisis Center, Hispanic Counseling Center, United Veterans Beacon House, The “IMatter” Project and VIBS. 

Ellen currently sits on the Boards of The Townwide Fund of Huntington and Friends of OHEKA and was formerly on the Board of the LI Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Fleury Design has actively supported AFPLI since 2004, sponsoring Philanthropy Day and the new Fundraising Forum. Ellen lends her graphic design expertise to fundraising efforts for all of these organizations. 

Ellen studied graphic design and branding at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design/The New School and holds a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Geneseo. Her work has won more than 40 national awards for design and has been represented in national design publications.


 

Kristin Longworth, Let Them Play Every Day

Leaders of Tomorrow Award

Kristen Longworth is a junior at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY.  She is the founder of Let Them Play Every Day, an organization that seeks to collect used or new sporting equipment to donate to not-for-profit agencies in order to help promote a healthy physical and mental lifestyle for children and teens. She has worked with Long Island agencies such as Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Hispanic Brotherhood, the Martin Luther King Program, the PEACE Program and the Youth Enrichment Service.

Some of  her other community volunteer activities include altar serving for mass at St. Agnes Cathedral and teaching soccer to special needs children in a program called Top Soccer.  At high school she is a high honor roll student, a member of the Math Honor Society, the Science Honor Society and working towards her International Baccalaureate diploma, an advanced high school diploma that includes college level curriculum.

Kristen lives in Rockville Centre with her mom, dad, and her older sister. She is focused on touring colleges and will be applying next fall.

 

 

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