D’Addario & Co. Receives Long Island Cares Humanitarian Award
D’Addario & Co. is the recipient of the Long Island Cares Corporate Honoree award. Chairman and CEO Jim D’Addario and wife Janet accepted the award on the company’s behalf at a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner on January 31, 2013 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury New York.
“We believe that life is all about symbiotic relationships – everyone helps each other,” says Jim D’Addario. “Janet and I are extremely grateful for this award as well as the opportunity to give back to the community wherever and whenever we can.”
Jim D’Addario has served on The Long Island Regional Economic Council for Governor Cuomo and Co-chairs Congressman Steve Israel’s Long Island Manufacturing Task Force.
As head of the Charitable Works Committee, Jim and Janet D’Addario’s daughter-in-law, Gina D’Addario, organizes company fundraisers for such organizations as Long Island Cares, Hospice Care Network’s Children’s Bereavement Program, and PRONTO of LI, and recently accepted PRONTO’s Elena Perez award on behalf of D’Addario & Company at their annual Gala. Since 2004, yearly food drives have been conducted to support the efforts of Long Island Cares, and in 2011 D’Addario & Co. helped create the “Beat An End To Hunger” campaign, featuring Evans Drumheads, which supports the Long Island Cares’ Endowment Fund.
In addition, directed by Jim and Janet D’Addario’s niece, Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, the D’Addario Music Foundation, established over 30 years ago, donates up to 7 percent of company profits annually to not-for-profit music education programs. The foundation identifies high quality, impactful programs that have a strong need for support. D’Addario is not only deeply committed to music education but to the belief that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change.
Amongst other awards, D’Addario & Company has been honored with the New York State Environmental Excellence award, the Certificate of Congressional Recognition, and is a proud member of the Long Island Forum for Technology and the Leadership Initiative Action.