On February 22, 2017, the ‘School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women’ celebrated their annual ‘Mardi Gras’ fundraiser event at Villa Roma in Howard Beach, NY. This year’s event was attended by 250 corporate sponsors.
Our very own Tom Sbordone, Vice President National Accounts, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Center, commented: “The School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center assists immigrant women in acquiring their high school equivalency diplomas to empower them in the workforce, lifting them out of poverty. We currently have 110 women enrolled for tuition, which is provided for free. Our annual ‘Mardi Gras’ fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity to come together for a fun evening, crowning our ‘Mardi Gras King and Queen’, while all the proceeds from this evening will go directly to the center to support our efforts”.
This years’ grand prize was a round trip ticket to Paris, donated by XL Airways. Ms. Angela Stern, President and Owner of Miles Petroleum in Farmingdale, NY, won the ticket from JFK to Paris CDG in a silent auction.