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Win a Weekend With A Fast Italian Sports Car at the Suffolk County Community College Gala, May 5
Sleek. Luxurious. Fast. Italian.
A weekend with a 2016 Maserati is being raffled off at the Suffolk County Community College Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence Gala 2016, Suffolk County Community College: The Bridge to Opportunity on Thursday, May 5.
The automobile is courtesy of Ferrai-Maserati of Long Island who has been a supporter of the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the past three years.
“Education is the cornerstone of success, whether it is the designers, engineers, and craftspeople who manufacture the Ferrari or Maserati, or the trained professionals who import, market, sell and maintain them; the men and women of Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island recognize that education is the bridge to opportunity”, said Robert Portesy, vice president of Experience Auto Group . “Our partnership with Suffolk County Community College reflects our dedication and commitment to providing Long Islanders with the keys to success.”
“Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island is a generous and caring organization that provides financial support for the students of Suffolk County Community College,” said Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation. “The Maserati Weekend is perhaps the coolest Gala raffle we’ve ever offered and our guests absolutely love the opportunity to win such a prize. Just imagine the experience of driving around Long Island in one of these fine Italian sports cars! Where would you go?”
This year, Suffolk County Community College graduate and proud alumnus Dr. Robert Frey, now a Research Professor and Director of the Program in Quantitative Finance in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, will be honored by the Suffolk Community College Foundation. Tickets and information are available at: https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/events/salute-to-excellence-gala
"Suffolk County Community College is home to numerous opportunities waiting to be unlocked by curious students of all ages and all backgrounds from across our great county,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.
“Robert Frey, a class of '78 graduate and advocate for our institution, recognizes the value of our community college as a bridge to opportunity. We thank him for his work as the secretary on our Foundation Board and as an ‘education enabler’ through the Frey Family Foundation that has awarded more than $270,000 in mathematics scholarships,” McKay said.
Dr. Frey holds a joint appointment in the Stony Brook University's Business School and is the President of the University's Research Center for High Frequency Finance. He has been an adjunct professor and chair of the advisory board for the Program on Financial Mathematics at the University of Chicago and currently serves as CEO of FQS Capital Partners, Ltd., an investment management firm based in New York and London, and CEO of Harbor Financial Management, his family office.
His public service and charitable activities include service on the Boards of the Guardian Angels, Hope House Ministries, the Museum of Mathematics, the Stony Brook Foundation, and the Suffolk Community College Foundation.
Dr. Frey lives in Port Jefferson with his wife Kathryn and children, Michael and Megan.