Message from the President

Michael Stern

Wells Fargo Advisors
President, Long Island Elite

Surpassing 18 years is an impressive accomplishment for any organization, let alone one that has successfully mentored and embraced hundreds of young business professionals on Long Island. That, though, is not all the Long Island Elite (LIE) has achieved over the past decade and a half.

Approximately six years ago, the LIE began to focus its philanthropic efforts by supporting one Long Island based not-for-profit organization that serves the neighborhoods we live in, work in, and call home. By partnering with these organizations, we have not only helped to raise vital funds for new programs and initiatives that are needed within our communities, but we have also spread an awareness of the important work that these incredible not-for-profits do. This year, the LIE is honored to partner with Long Island Reach who offers group therapy, vocational and relapse prevention education along with ongoing therapy and support services.

Few organizations touch as many lives as Long Island Reach. Most of us have been touched by someone with some type of drug addiction, as one in ten people struggle with some level of substance use. By selecting Long Island Reach as this year’s charity partner, the LIE looks to not only support Long Island Reach as an organization but to get to know and help all that they support.

Together, the LIE and Long Island Reach strive to improve the quality of life for individuals and families that are dealing with substance problems. Please share in this opportunity to make a truly meaningful impact in the lives of those we know and love.