Sands New York in the Community: April Events

Bishop Lionel Harvey Celebrates 25 years at the First Baptist Church in Westbury

Sands joined in celebration with the friends and families of First Baptist Church in Westbury to honor Bishop Lionel Harvey’s 25 years as pastor.

David Paterson, Former New York State Governor and Senior Vice President for Sands said, “Bishop Harvey is a long time friend, and one of the best, most authentic advocates for this community. He is a leader in every sense of the word. Sands is proud to stand beside him as he celebrates this milestone, and we wish him many more years of success.”

Legislator Siela A. Bynoe, Governor David Paterson, Bishop Lionel Harvey, Angela Harvey, Sands Senior Vice President Tracey Edwards, Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby


Central Nassau Club Annual Founders Day Celebration 

Sands Senior Vice President and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Tracey Edwards was honored with the Sojourner Truth Award at the Central Nassau Club Annual Founders Day Celebration. Established in 1959 as part of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc., the Central Nassau Club is committed to the betterment of the community and promoting leadership, entrepreneurship and technology development.  Congratulations to Tracey and the other honorees including Angela Stanley, Joy Williams, LaShawn Lukes, Samantha Lawson, Adrian Goodwin and Brianna Vaughn. 

Tracey Edwards receives Sojourner Truth Award at the Central Nassau Club Annual Founders Day Celebration


LGBT Network  

On April 17, Sands joined the LGBT Network as it celebrated 30 years of service to Long Island, creating safe spaces for LGBT people to live, learn, work, play, and pray. The event raised money to continue and expand services offered to Long Island’s LGBT community and their families.

Dr. David Kilmnick, Founder and President, LGBT Network said, “We are deeply grateful for the continued support from our community, which has enabled us to reach this incredible milestone. As we celebrate 30 years of service, our commitment remains steadfast—to create a world where everyone can feel safe and affirmed in their identity. The funds raised tonight will help us expand our programs and continue our mission of advocacy, education, and support for the LGBT community on Long Island.” 


Uniondale Community Land Trust Long Island Housing Symposium 

Tracey Edwards, Senior Vice President and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for Las Vegas Sands, was a featured speaker at the Uniondale Community Land Trust’s Housing Symposium. The symposium aimed to bridge the gap between the information regarding the resources available and the Uniondale residents looking to use these resources to own an affordable home in the area.  Bringing together experts, homeowners, renters, and policymakers, panelists included Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe, Ian Wilder of the Long Island Housing Services, Michael Wigutow from Nassau and Suffolk Law Services, and Michelle Abreu from JP Morgan Chase.

Following her remarks, Edwards said “Congratulations to the Uniondale Land Trust for hosting this critical conversation with the community. Sands New York is proud to be a lead sponsor of this excellent event.”