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began a new chapter entering our 21st year of Angels On The Bay, the story of Valentina Marie Allen, the child known to have “Half a Heart But Twice The Fight” reassures us we must continue our endeavors to raise funds and awareness for children who need a little miracle. She was a blessing and joy to those who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. Valentina who was the great-granddaughter of one of our long time Board Members, Nicholas LoPrinzi, was a fighter for the two years she was with us. Born with HLHS – hypoplastic left heart syndrome, heterotaxy, and asplenia, she underwent many surgeries but lost her battle on May 12, 2015. She is now a Princess amongst the Angels in heaven forever watching over us all. This Angel is now serves as our guardian, our inspiration, as we continue in our journey.

Angels On The Bay believes there are people like you and I who are seeking hope in a troubled and confused world, a cure from prolonged illness and fatal disease and an answer to a special prayer.

Our mission is to support the programs and facilities that provide quality health care and services to our children, to seek knowledge and compassion from those who give hope and genuine care to all and share our beliefs and enthusiasm for the positive power of commitment, family and community.

We believe that Angels are the guardians of hope and wonder and the keepers of dreams. We are all Angels in training…we need only recognize the power of potential.

The Angels On The Bay Gala will not only be a celebration of food, wine, music and dance, but a marriage of pure giving and physical healing to benefit our children and our future.

1995 Mary Immaculate Hospital Pediatric Unit

1997 St. John’s Hospital Pediatrics Division – NeoNatal Center

1998 St. Dominick’s Family Health Center – The Adrianna Rinaldi Pediatric Suite. Peninsula Hospital Center – Angels On The Bay Pediatric Unit

2000 Jamaica Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

2001 The Brooklyn Hospital Center/Caledonia Hospital Pediatric Unit. Mary Immaculate Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department & Pediatric Ward

2002 Peninsula Hospital Center – Pediatric Emergency Department. Staten Island University Hospital Pediatric Giraffe Omnibeds

2003 Franklin Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Waiting & Treatment Room

2004 Peninsula Hospital Pediatric Health Center

2005 St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

2006 North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

2008 New York Methodist Hospital

2008 Flushing Hospital Medical Center

2009 Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Flushing Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Peninsula Hospital Center, HeartShare Human Services

2010 Riverfund, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Peninsula Hospital Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

2011 Jamaica Hospital, HeartShare, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Franklin Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Riverfund

2012 Jamaica Hospital, HeartShare, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Franklin Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, NorthShore LIJ Franklin Hospital, Riverfund

2013 Jamaica Hospital, HeartShare, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Flushing Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Flights For Children, Riverfund

2014 Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, HeartShare, Flushing Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, NorthShore LIJ Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Riverfund

2015 Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, HeartShare, Flushing Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, NorthShore LIJ Cohen Children’s Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Nassau University Medical Center & Gavin’s Got Heart

Frank Russo Jr., CEO, Founder

The Russo family tradition of hospitality started over 50 years ago when the Villa Russo in Richmond Hill opened its doors. Frank Russo Sr. believed that exemplary service and exquisite cuisine combined with professional attention to detail was the best way to achieve customer satisfaction. Those beliefs were passed down to his son, Frank Russo Jr. who opened Russo’s On The Bay in 1987. We have had the honor of hosting events spanning some of our customer’s lifetimes from baptisms to Communions to Sweet 16’s to Weddings.

Our senior management team has over 200 years of combined experience directing the most lavish events and parties. The most memorable of occasions calls for an exemplary standard in catering. At Russo’s On The Bay, we take pride in offering you the most elegant of surroundings. We have an award-winning, highly skilled staff, proficient in all aspects of the hospitality industry. You will find our staff to be courteous, prepared and genuinely concerned with the success of your affair.

MEET THE BOARD

Board Officers

Frank Russo Jr., Founder, CEO

George Russo, Esq., President

Cookie M. Kurtz  Vice President | Executive Director

Cathy Burns, Secretary

Joseph Corino, CPA, Treasurer

Frank Russo Sr., Deceased

Board of Directors

Danielle Allen

Ryan Allen

PJ Connolly

Alex Del Cielo

Maria Del Cielo*

John Dezago

Nick Lo Prinzi

Jack La Sala*

Jamie Mauceri

Kelly O Malley-Mattone, M.D.

Maria Spagnuolo

John Spagnuolo

Roxann Romano*

Daniel M. Ryan (2022)

Joseph Vacca*

Carol Verdi

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children Division

Jack Notaro,  Co-Chairman

Franco Ciaravino

Frank Marzano

John Dezago

Carl Amato, Deceased

Board Fundraising Committee

D. Marjorie Centrone -Emeritus

Jaclyn Burns-Ceparano

Priscilla Dolce

Jennifer Marino

Justine Orr

Craig Schmidt, Emeritus

Neils Schmidt, Emeritus

Frank Russo, III

Robert Russo

Toni Anne Russo

Sofia Urrutia

Vinnie Vitucci

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In Lieu of flowers supporters of Angels On The Bay can memorialize the life of a loved one with a one time gift or monthly donation to Angels On The Bay and make an impact in the lives of children who need a little miracle. Your donation will go towards our funding priorities of purchasing life enhancing equipment, diagnostic tools and programs that help a child, heal, progress and thrive.

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