Outreach’s 42nd Annual Metropolitan Luncheon A Success! Raising Vital Funds for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

Our 42nd Annual Metropolitan Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 30, at NYC’s iconic Cipriani’s 42nd Street and raised more than $915,000 with over 700 guests in attendance. Funds raised for the event will support Outreach’s high quality, evidence-based substance use and mental health treatment and training programs.

“We are so grateful to our generous donors,” said Debra Pantin, President and CEO of Outreach. “With the rate of opioid abuse on the rise and deaths escalating, particularly in New York City and Long Island where we operate, the need to expand our reach grows every day. Everyone who made a donation to this year’s event helps a family move forward and heal.”

This year’s Luncheon honored three distinguished Outreach supporters: Michael E. Hellstrom, Jr., Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager, Laborers International Union of North America, recipient of the 2023 Labor Leader of the Year Award; Ralph C. Bumbaca, New York City President, TD Bank, 2023 recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award; and Daniel Kindbergh, Executive Vice President, Operations, Brookfield Properties, 2023 recipient of the Jim Berg Memorial Award. The event also featured inspiring remarks by Outreach’s President and CEO Debra Pantin and Outreach House II graduate Porsche, who shared her empowering story of recovery.

The Luncheon was chaired by Daniel Kindbergh, Executive Vice President of Operations at Brookfield Properties and Chairman of the Outreach Board of Directors and hosted by the Metropolitan Luncheon Committee.

An annual tradition since 1981, the Metropolitan Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of Outreach clients and families and recognizes distinguished members of the New York metropolitan area business, labor, and trade communities who have made a commitment to helping the organization build healthy lives.

Special thanks to the 2023 Metropolitan Luncheon Committee for their leadership and generosity:

Luncheon Chairman: Daniel Kindbergh – Executive Vice President, Operations, Brookfield Properties; Committee: Steven Alessio, Vincent Alvarez, Joseph Azzopardi, Michael Bosso, Andrew Bregenzer, Kuba J. Brown, Anthony C. Cacace, James Cahill, James T. Callahan, Thomas A. Callahan, Christine Casiano, Edwin L. Christian, Joseph K. Collins, Kenneth Collins, Scott Corneby, Richard Dzwlewicz, Thomas Gesualdi, Gregory Hach, James C. Halpin, Nick Hayden, William Hill, Brian Horan, Gary LaBarbera, Robert Lewandowski, George Lewis, William Lynn, John J. Murphy, John O’Hare, Vincent F. Pitta, Steven J. Porzio, Thomas Reynolds, Howard Rothschild, Scott Salmirs, John Santora, John Santos, Neil Sheehan, Steven C. Witkoff

Special thanks to Outreach Board member Paul and Eric Vitale, Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office, Weeks Lerman, Cipriani’s, and the Bradford Exchange for their generosity in providing items for the Luncheon’s successful silent auction.

Many thanks to our sponsors

Luncheon Underwriters, Building Contractors Association, New York City District Council of Carpenters Charity and Relief Fund, Related Companies; Room Naming Dedication Donors, Collins Building Services Inc., TD Bank; Diamond Sponsors, Benjamin Maintenance, CBRE/Property Management, Greater NY L.E.C.E.T., Quality Building Services, Tulla Contracting Corp; Platinum Sponsors, ABM Industries Incorporated, Corry Capital Advisors, LLC, Glenwood Management, IUOE Local 14-14B, IUOE Local 94-94A-94B, Platinum Inc.; Gold Sponsors, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Art Contracting NYC, Brookfield Properties, Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79, IUOE Local 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 15H, Global BMU, Gradiant Services, Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund, Mason Tenders Dist. Council of Greater New York, New Jersey Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund, New York State Iron Workers District Council, Proskauer, Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc, Upgrade Services; Silver Sponsors, Summit Construction; Bronze Sponsors, Donnelly Mechanical Group, Evergreen Mechanical Corp., Excavators Union Local 731, General Contractors Association of New York, Hallen Construction Co., Inc., Harvard Maintenance Inc, Iron Workers Local 40, JAD Corporation of America, NJ Heavy & General Construction Laborers’ District Council, NYS L.E.C.E.T., Paramount Group, PharMerica, Pitta LLP • Pitta Bishop & Del Giorno LLC • Pitta & Baione LLP, Real Estate Board of New York, SEIU Local 32BJ, Silverstein Properties, Structure Tone LLC, Wager Contracting Co., Inc.; Honoree Award Sponsors, Atlanta Sosnoff Capital, LLC, Degmor Inc, New Jersey Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund, Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc.; Program Supporters, Construction Resources Corp. of NJ, Falzarano & Company, IUOE Local 478, Teamsters Local 633.

Couldn’t attend the Luncheon but would like to donate? You can still make a donation on the 2023 Metro Luncheon donation page! Upon entering your contribution, you will be taken to our secure payment portal by TD Bank. The online donation portal can process both credit card and checking transactions. Contributions can also be mailed to: Outreach Project, Inc., Attn. Marsha Radulov, 11711 Myrtle Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418.

2023 Metropolitan Luncheon E-Journal

Thanks to our cherished supporters for making this Metro Campaign such a success! We’re happy to feature our e-journal this year. Click the button below to view and download a PDF copy