Queens Chamber Foundation hosts annual golf fundraiser

ABOVE: Pictured from left to right are Queens Chamber CEO Thomas Grech, honoree Congressman Joseph Crowley, Queens Foundation chair Terri Thomson, and Queens Chamber chair Thomas Santucci. (All Photos: Dominick Totino)

The Queens Chamber Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Chamber of Commerce, hosted its annual golf outing at Garden City Country Club on September 24. Over 130 attendees and 23 foursomes helped raise thousands for the foundation’s charitable activities.

Representatives from Flushing Bank also presented the foundation with a check, donating the prize money the bank’s row team won at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in August.

This year’s honoree was Congressman Joseph Crowley. He spoke about the deep political divide in the country.

“I know we live in difficult times, and I think in some respects the results of the election this year for me were reflective of that,” he told the dinner crowd. “But as my chief of staff said to me after a couple of days, ‘Joe Crowley, you lost an election, you were not defeated,’ and I feel like that.

“I didn’t win the election and I won’t be returning to the House, but I have had a great career and a great opportunity to serve the people of Queens,” he added. “I don’t know what the next chapter will be, but I know it will be a positive one.”



• Master

St. Johns Episcopal Hospital

• Brunch

Flushing Bank

East Coast Energy Group

• Dinner

Maspeth Federal Savings

NBC Universal

One Group


Freedom Mortgage

Crifasi Real Estate

East Coast Energy Group


Thomson Strategies, Inc

Cohn Reznick

The Parkside Group

Newtown Creek Group

Hole-in-One/Rain Insurance

Koeppel Auto Group

Skyline Risk Management




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