Skip to main content

Charity Golf Outing for Children with Cancer Brings the Business Community Together Again


A full course of golfers converged onto the green at Cold Spring Country Club on June 10th in support of the Michael Magro Foundation and to enjoy a great round of golf. The day was a resounding success, raising a remarkable $290,000 for Long Island’s beloved charity which helps families with a child battling cancer or other catastrophic illness.

Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (l) presents honoree Ryan Dempsey with his award and a citation from the County.

The energy was high with supporters of the Foundation and honoree, Ryan Dempsey, who, when receiving his award, shared his deep passion for the Foundation. “This is a great room with great people. Michael Magro Foundation means the world to me. I have known the Magro’s my whole life and am proud to be a part of helping to meet the mission. I am humbled by this honor.” Dempsey, Managing Partner of East End Group, was presented with his award from the Foundation along with a special citation by Nassau County Legislator, Joshua Lafazan. In his remarks, Lafazan noted the important work being done by Dempsey. “Ryan is engaging the next generation of philanthropists on Long Island. He leads by example in how to care for our most vulnerable.” Lafazan further noted the importance of getting people into the habit of supporting nonprofits early on.

Guests were delighted to safely come together in the main ballroom for dinner and a return performance by Long Island comedian, Chris Monty. He noted it was “good to start getting back to normal…performing in front of live audiences once again” and that this is a cause close to his heart, having lost his mother to cancer several years ago. The audience clearly agreed as the room filled with laughter.

Terrie Magro, Co-Founder and Vice President of Michael Magro Foundation, and Ryan Dempsey (r), honoree, present a certificate of appreciation to Scott Agulnick, partner at Greenblatt Agulnick Kremin P.C., for the firm’s ongoing commitment to the Foundation.

Terrie Magro, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Michael Magro Foundation expressed her gratitude to everyone involved in the event. “Paul, Marc, and I are so grateful. We had a glorious day on a beautiful golf course, with the most remarkable friend – old and new – who came to support the work of the Foundation. Our sponsors, Board, Golf Committee, and volunteers all outdid themselves with this simply perfect day. And, of course, our honoree, Ryan, is simply fantastic. His support and enthusiasm were critical to today’s success.

The 2021 outing was sponsored by: East End Group, the Event Sponsor, and PRIMI Italian Steakhouse, Priority Payment Systems, and UtilizeCore, the Dinner Sponsors, as well as A1 Group, Champion Elevator, Clear Brook, DVM Industries, East Coast Energy Group, Elite Studios, Grassi, Green Art Kitchen, Bath & Home, Greenblatt Agulnick Kremin P.C., Gutterman’s Funeral Homes, Howard Shapiro & Associates, Hooks & Chops, I’m Not Done Yet Foundation, Infinity Drain, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, Max Security USA, Paul Meringolo, Mortgage Wealth Advisors, NSE Windows, Outside Unlimited Landscape Contractors, Karen & Jay Shapiro, Signature Premier Properties, and Total Fire Protection.

Pictured enjoying the cocktail hour at the Michael Magro Foundation are (from left) Brianne Briggs, Ryan Dempsey, Paul Magro, Nassau County Leg. Joshua Lafazan, Terrie Magro

Information on the 2022 event will be available on the organization’s website as it becomes available.

Michael Magro Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Paul and Terrie Magro to honor the life of their son Michael, who passed away from leukemia at age 13. The Foundation works with the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Langone Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Cancer Division, and other NYU, Cohen’s, and Stony Brook pediatric specialties where treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing, as well as with children’s hospitals throughout Florida. Calls for assistance during the pandemic have resulted in the expansion of the Foundation’s footprint to several states across the nation. Core programs offered are Life Essentials [helping families struggling financially during their child’s treatment with non-medical expenses]; Project SOAR [providing support for childhood cancer patients, families, students, and teachers when the child returns to school following a long illness]; and Bonding With Baby [helping siblings of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) communicate and bond]. In partnership with The Spencer Foundation, the Foundation offers Operation Playcation, an initiative providing inpatient pediatric hospital patients with new PlayStation units and games.

For more information on the Michael Magro Foundation, or to support the Foundation with a tax-deductible contribution, visit www.michaelmagrofoundation.com or email info@michaelmagrofoundation.com.