Queens Community House’s gala raises $150,000 for community programs

Queens Community House’s gala raises $150,000 for community programs

Queens Community House (QCH) celebrated its Strengthening Neighborhoods Inspiring Change Benefit Gala at Blend on the Water in Long Island City. The evening proved to be a great success with almost 200 individuals in attendance and $150,000 raised in the hopes of furthering QCH’s mission.

Honored at the event were Aramark, Council Member Daniel Dromm, attorney and community organizer Ali Najmi, and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Director Ben Thomases closed the celebration with a thank you and some encouraging words.

From left to right, Honoree Tom Grech of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Honoree Council Member Daniel Dromm, QCH Board President Michael Stellman, QCH Executive Director Ben Thomases, Honoree Aramark representative Derek Swartz.

From left to right, Honoree Tom Grech of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Honoree Council Member Daniel Dromm, QCH Board President Michael Stellman, QCH Executive Director Ben Thomases, Honoree Aramark representative Derek Swartz.

QCH Board Members take a break from the festivities to snap a picture.

QCH Board Members take a break from the festivities to snap a picture.

“Without the support of those who donated and attended the gala, we wouldn’t be able to do all the things we love to do,” Thomases said. “The generosity of others and the dedication of our employees is what makes Queens Community House special and what keeps us providing great services to all those who call Queens home.”

To donate to Queens Community House, go to qchgala.org.

 

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