Townwide Fund Raises $80K Through Annual Outing

From left: Jim Powers, president of the Townwide Fund of Huntington; state Assemblyman Andrew Raia; Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia; Jim Tsunis, golf outing honoree, and managing member of the Northwind Group; state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station) gather at the dinner following the annual charity golf outing. Photo by Pam Setchell/Viewpoint

From left: Jim Powers, president of the Townwide Fund of Huntington; state Assemblyman Andrew Raia; Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia; Jim Tsunis, golf outing honoree, and managing member of the Northwind Group; state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station) gather at the dinner following the annual charity golf outing. Photo by Pam Setchell/Viewpoint

The Townwide Fund of Huntington’s annual spring charity golf outing raised more than $80,000 last week.

The 2016 outing, which was held at Indian Hills Country Club, honored Jim Tsunis, managing member of the Northwind Group.

“It was a great day of golf, a great day for our community and a terrific way to say thank you to our honoree, Jim Tsunis, who is working to preserve the Indian Hills Country Club in perpetuity,” said Jim Powers, president of the Townwide Fund of Huntington and business development director for Bohler Engineering.

Ed Patrick, of Oppenheimer, and chair of the golf outing, added “The setting was perfect, and we were thrilled by the number of past Townwide Fund honorees who joined us, as well as many public officials who came out to show their support of The Townwide Fund.”

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R, C, I-East Northport) was there to present a proclamation to his mother, Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia, who received an award recognizing her 40 years as a Townwide Fund Board member. She has decided to step down from her current board position, and was inducted as an honorary board member.

Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and a representative from New York State Senator Carl Marcellino’s office, as well as several Supreme Court justices were also in attendance.

Funds raised through the outing will be put towards grants to charities throughout the Town of Huntington, often filling in the gap where government funding has been cut. These agencies provide vital health and human services to the community.