2012 Angel Ball

LICADD is pleased to announce that its 2012 Angel Ball, held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, was extremely successful, not only for the funds raised, but also for the overwhelming presence of the “Angels” who filled the room. Business and community leaders gathered in record numbers at the Oheka Castle last Wednesday night and raised $269,000 for LICADD’s alcohol and drug prevention and intervention programs for children and families. The turnout reinforces the growing need for such programs on Long Island, as well as the determination to help ensure that LICADD’s addiction services remain a vital part of the Long Island community.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, especially Rita and Frank Castagna, Castagna Realty; Hirshleifers and the Mickey and Maureen Brennan family.

We are eternally grateful to Gary Melius and the Oheka Castle for helping to provide the perfect setting for our ball.


Caryn Hirshleifer

2012 Founder’s
Award Recipient

Caryn M. Hirshleifer, Esq.

LICADD Board Member and
owner of Hirshleifer’s in Manhasset


Susan Cheever

2012 Humanitarian
Award Recipient
& Keynote Speaker

Susan Cheever

Best-selling author, biographer of
Alcoholics Anonymous Co-founder Bill Wilson,
and advocate for recovery.


…and welcoming…

Sandra Bookman

Our Returning
Master of Ceremonies

Sandra Bookman

Weekend Anchor,
Eyewitness News, WABC-TV

(Click here for more about Ms. Bookman.)

Kemp Hannon

Dinner Co-Chair

Sen. Kemp Hannon

Sixth District, New York


John Gutleber

Dinner Co-Chair

John J. Gutleber

President & CEO
Castagna Realty Co., Inc.
Americana Manhasset


Michael Cardello

Journal Co-Chair

Michael Cardello III, Esq.

Moritt Hock and Hamroff, LLP


Francis Galluccio

Journal Co-Chair

Francis C. Galluccio

Auracle Music