“Light of Hope” Luncheon With Katie Beers Was Inspiring!

(l-r) Katie Beers, Lance W. Elder, EAC President & CEO, from Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Kirk Kordeleski, President & CEO, Linda Armyn, Senior VP Corporate Strategy & Brian Clarke CFO Bethpage Federal Credit Union.


EAC Network’s  “Light of Hope” Luncheon, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, was held on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 and hundreds of EAC supporters experienced an inspirational live interview with Katie Beers, in her first Long Island speaking appearance.

Katie Beers, co-author of “Buried Memories: Katie Beers’ Story” , spoke candidly with Andrea Ramos-Topper, Regional Director of Children’s Services, about her abuse and recovery. Twenty years ago Katie Beers was held captive in an underground bunker for 17 days. Her book, now on the NY Times best seller’s list, is the true story of survival, memory and recovery after her abduction by a family friend in 1992 just before her 10th birthday. Because of Katie Beers’ case, EAC’s Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids was established, and continues to help hundreds of child abuse victims every year.

EAC was proud to honor Catherine M. Stanton, Esq., of Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano, LLP, who has been a steadfast supporter of EAC for many years. EGC Group was also  presented with the “Unsung Hero” Award for their expertise in marketing and rebranding.

EAC Network thanks the many event sponsors for their commitment to helping people in need: Presenting Sponsor: Bethpage Federal Credit Union; Supporting Sponsors: Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano, MSC Industrial Supply Co. and Treeline Companies, BWD Group LLC, M & T Bank, Karma411, Smart Source A/V, Astoria Federal Savings, C.G.A.A. Inc., Hagney, Quatela, Hargraves & Mari, PLLC., Summit Cares, Crest Hollow Country Club, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Thomas Killeen, NAI Long Island , Nawrocki Smith LLP, CPAs  & Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

Proceeds from the “Light of Hope” Luncheon supports EAC’s Network’s 70 programs that help children who have been abused, seniors needing support, people struggling with substance abuse or mental illness and families in crisis. Last year EAC Network helped over 57,400 people of all ages.

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