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Building & Realty Institute “Goes To Lunch” for a Good Cause

BRI Trustees & Staff, clockwise, from left to right: Nat Parish, Parish & Weiner Environmental and Planning Consultants;  Jeff Hanley, Associate Director of the Building & Realty Institute (BRI); Carmelo Milio of Trion Management, and President, Board of Trustees, Building & Realty Institute (BRI); Margaret Collins, Director of Membership, BRI; Ken Finger, Finger & Finger, A Professional Firm, Chief Counsel, Building & Realty Institute; Steve McCulloch, Houlihan Parnes; Angelo Ponzi, Keller Williams Realty;  Dave Amster, President, Prime Locations, Inc.; Jeff Stillman, Stillman Management, Inc; Brett LaRocque, Associate VP, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of NY;  Front Row Left to Right - Lisa Cordasco, President, New Crystal Restoration; Jane Curtis, Vice Chair, BRI Coop & Condo Advisory Council; Diana Virrill, Chairwoman, BRI Coop & Condo Advisory Council;  Margie Telesco, BRI Office Manager.

Officers and staff of the Building & Realty Institute of Westchester (BRI) recently participated in a fundraising effort for SHORE a long-established non-profit organization working to secure housing for Westchester’s homeless population.

Each year, SHORE (Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility) partners with Sam’s of Gedney Way, a popular White Plains restaurant, to raise funds for their housing and homeless programs. Maggie Collins, Director of Membership and Communications for BRI commented, “2016 marked the beginning of our support for SHORE’s mission. As the Building & Realty Institute of Westchester, this could hardly be a more perfect alignment. Simply put, it’s in our name and we look forward to continuing our support.”

Albert Annunziata, Executive Director of the BRI, said that supporting the broad social spectrum of housing programs in Westchester is one of the BRI’s chief missions. “Our association is committed to supporting efforts to provide housing for all. In particular,we have consistently advocated for housing that is affordable and for housing and vital related services for those less fortunate in Westchester

County.”

Carmelo Milio, 2016 President of the BRI, led the 14-person delegation of officers and staff for lunch. The lunch was highlighted by a visit by Sister Susan McCarthy, of the order of Sisters of Divine Compassion in White Plains. She spoke briefly to the BRI attendees about SHORE and expressed her gratitude for the participation. The fundraiser was hosted by Sam’s of Gedney Way, which donated a percentage of all lunch and dinner meals to SHORE.

The Building & Realty Institute is one the largest construction, development and real estate-related industry trade associations in New York State. Founded in 1946, the Westchester County, NY based organization has more than 1500 members, primarily in the Westchester/Mid-Hudson Valley region of the state.

The BRI is supported by a multi-talented professional and consultant staff versed in all facets of the building industry: planning, engineering, law, insurance, environmental regulations and governmental relations on a state, county and local level. Their services extend to all facets of the Building and Realty.

industries. For more information about the Building & Realty Institute, please contact Maggie Collins at 914-273-0730 or visit the website: https://buildersinstitute.org/.

Photo by Barbara Hansen, Hansen Photographics

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