Guidance Center golf outing a big success!

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is pleased to announce that its golf fundraiser has raised $54,750 to support the organization’s lifesaving work.

As the preeminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, the Guidance Center counts on donations to provide services for children, teens and families experiencing mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety — especially important during these unprecedented times.

For the safety of its supporters, the Guidance Center canceled its Jonathan Krevat Memorial Golf & Tennis Classic this year, a large fundraising event that typically has well over 100 attendees.

Luckily, Guidance Center Board Member Andrew Marcell stepped in and saved the day, hosting a smaller gathering of six foursomes at the Sands Point Golf Club, where social distancing and other safety measures could be taken.

“As a proud Board Member of the Guidance Center, I was thrilled to hold this fundraiser,” said Marcell, CEO of Aon Reinsurance Solutions, which sponsored the event. “I’m very grateful to my many colleagues and friends who supported the golf outing. They know that the work of the Guidance Center is instrumental in making the lives of our kids healthy and happy.”

Paul Vitale, president of the Guidance Center’s Board of Directors, expressed gratitude to Marcell for making the event such a big success. “Andy’s dedication to the Long Island community shows in everything he does,” said Vitale. “With the Guidance Center team busier than ever providing therapy to children and families who are facing tough challenges brought on by the pandemic, it’s a real blessing to know that Andy is there for us.”

All proceeds from the event benefit the Guidance Center. To learn more about the organization’s services and how you can help, visit or call (516) 626-1971.

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