The Viscardi Center

Soar More

The Campaign to Expand and Empower

Young girl in a wheelchair using a lift to exit a school busThe Viscardi Center is in a period of profound growth and impact thanks to the unwavering commitment of our generous donors and partners. Between 2017 – 2022, the Together We Soar Campaign raised over $10 million to fulfill our mission to educate, employ and empower people with disabilities.

While we have created an inclusive and supportive environment here at The Viscardi Center and the Henry Viscardi School, we need to do more to extend our reach beyond our walls to provide support in critical transitions, such as the journey to higher education, the workforce, and integration into the broader community. The Soar More Campaign will support new initiatives in our strategic plan to address these transitions and expand upon our mission by providing us with vital resources.

As a national leader in our space, The Viscardi Center has a mandate to set the pace in promoting equity and opportunity to empower people with disabilities. The Soar More Campaign will accomplish our ambitious goal by supporting initiatives related to our strategic plan.

Enriching Our Campus and Programs

Funding allocated to allow The Viscardi Center flexibility to respond to emerging needs and
promising opportunities related to the strategic plan.



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Our campaign is building momentum, and we have already raised over $7 million from early donors who have shown their confidence in our work. Join us to help us reach our goal and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Thank You for Your Leadership
Campaign Executive Committee Members

John Hogan, Campaign Chair
Senior Managing Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Iris Katz, Campaign Chair Emeritus

Ralph Palleschi, Campaign Chair Emeritus
President & COO, First Long Island Investors LLC

Philip L. Blum
Deputy General Counsel, Broadcom

Clinton Howard Brown, III
Manager, Business Planning, Altice USA

Beth Daly, Chairperson, Henry Viscardi School Board of Trustees

Roy Danis, Chairperson, The Viscardi Center Board of Directors
President & CEO, Conecuh Ridge Distillery, Clyde Mays Whiskey

Candida Cucharo, Chairperson, Abilities, Inc. Board of Directors

Bryan Danzi
Management, Long Island Hotels

Zak Deschaine, Chairperson, Viscardi Advisory Board
Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

John T. Hogan
Director, Netrex Capital Markets

Nicole Marino, DDS

Steven Markowitz

Gerard O’Connor
Vice President, Goldman Sachs

John Pellitteri
Partner, Grassi & Co.

Nicole Weingartner, Chairperson, Viscardi Advisory Board
Director, State Government Affairs, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLC

Erin Whalley, Chairperson, Viscardi Advisory Board
Managed Services, Barracuda MSP

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