A great big Thank You to everyone who attended our 2018 Fundraiser!
Our 2018 honorees:
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Lauren Brandt Schloss joined Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts in 2015 as the nonprofit’s third Executive Director.
Previously, as Executive Vice President at New York¹s Studio in a School—the city¹s largest visual arts education organization—she oversaw the fundraising, marketing, public relations, finance, human resources and information technology for programs annually serving more than 30,000 children at more than 200 sites. Prior to that position, as Director of Education at the Queens Museum, she created the largest education program in the country for adult immigrants, serving communities in more than 10 languages, as well as designing, managing and assessing programs in museums as well as libraries and schools for K-12 schoolchildren, educators, youth, families, seniors and people with special needs. Her work experience also includes time in education with the Museum of Modern Art and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.
Ms. Schloss has amassed a distinguished record of accomplishments over her 20-plus year career in arts education including the creation of the highest quality artistic experiences for an enormous variety of communities diverse in ability, nationality, race, economics and age. She implemented these by short and long term educational and awareness projects with more than 100 living, practicing artists, ranging from emerging international artists to some of the most famous living artists of our time; by an approach to arts learning involving collaboration and partnerships, with more than 100 schools, public libraries, universities and cultural organizations in all arts disciplines; and by a commitment to consistently being on the forefront of educational and artistic practices.
Complementing her career in the visual arts is Ms. Schloss¹s love for the performing arts as she studied in-school, out-of-school, and at summer camp, the disciplines of dance, musical theater, theater production, violin, and piano. A native of Cherry Hill NJ, she earned a B.A. in Art History from Princeton University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and has completed further graduate work in Art History at the City University of New York.
Ms. Schloss lives in Manhattan with her husband, their 14 year-old daughter and 11 year-old son.
Adina Genn is a Barnes & Noble bestselling author and an award- winning journalist specializing in corporate leadership.
Currently Adina covers law, food, government and culture at Long Island Business News, where she once served as web editor. This marks her return to Long Island Business News, where she had worked as a small business reporter. Previously Adina served as director of communications and social media at Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a former Guggenheim estate that now offers year-round educational and cultural-arts programs for all ages. She wrote articles, press releases, media pitches, web content and social-media posts, cultivating a social-media audience.
As an avid arts supporter, she enjoyed interviewing Broadway and opera performers, and science educators to promote onsite events. In an earlier role as a Patch editor, she covered a wide-ranging spectrum of topics – from education, to government, to the arts – that are critical to her community. Her expertise enabled her during Hurricane Sandy to establish a roving command center, helping readers access resources when much of Long Island had no power.
Adina has served as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and Farmingdale State College.
Eddie Mouradian is a Long Island native from Hicksville who attended Hosftra University, Eddie founded The Summer Hope Foundation in 2002, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the fight against cancer and those who must endure it.
He recently left the American Cancer Society after 10 years, where he oversaw a $45 million dollar portfolio and managed a team of 150 staff across 7 states. Primary job function was Relay For Life.
In 2018, started EBM Works, Inc. for consulting services and freelance work in social media & traditional marketing, fundraising, leadership, event planning and freelance writing. He has published articles and freelance work for: Moviefied NYC, Newsday, UrbanDaddy and other outlets.
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Congratulations to our 2018
2018 Partner Grant
The LICC "Choir for a Cause" is looking for a non-profit organization to partner with for our June 3rd Spring Concert at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College.
The award is not for a specific dollar amount but rather based on proceeds from the concert. The anticipated award range is $1,500 to $3,000.
Congratulations to our 2018 Winner:
2017 Event Sponsors: