February 7, 2016
By Tara Jessup
New York, NY – More than 1,400 construction, real estate, union and business leaders came together for the 35th Business and Labor Awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria to raise a record-breaking $1.3 million for Saint Dominic's Home, a 138 year old organization providing educational and social services to 2,300 people in the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
"Making a long-term positive impact in our communities is an integral part of the construction industry's DNA. We've had the privilege of supporting Saint Dominic's for more than three decades, and we could not be more proud, and humbled, by their efforts to support disadvantaged children," said Eugene Peter White, Chairman of the Dinner Committee, and Principal, Structure Tone, Inc.
The Friends of St. Dominic's recognized Joseph Geiger, Executive Secretary of NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters with the Francis J.P. McHaleMemorial Award for his integrity and life-long contribution to the construction profession; and Carl Galioto, Senior Principal, HOK as an exceptional architect, visionary, and leader as well as for his considerable philanthropic work with the Victory Award.
"The generosity of the business, labor, and construction industry leaders enable us to continue to serve thousands of children, adolescents, adults and families with education and social service programs that meet their needs," said SisterMargaret Flood, President, Friends of Saint Dominic's.