Our 2018 Honorees

The Nature Conservancy: long island chapter

Addressing the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.

The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization committed to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, providing food and water sustainably, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented rates and helping make communities more sustainable. We work in partnership with government, businesses, academia and others to achieve remarkable results on the ground, along the coast and in the water.

The Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is working to restore swimmable, fishable, drinkable water. Across Long Island, water quality has declined at a dramatic rate, largely due to excessive nitrogen pollution from wastewater, a problem that leaders like County Executive Steve Bellone recently called ‘the greatest crisis Suffolk has faced in decades.’ The results are alarming, with fish kills, shellfish die-offs and beach closures occurring along much of the island’s 1,100 miles of coastline. People have fallen ill from swimming, and pets have died from drinking contaminated pond water. Nitrogen pollution also threatens our drinking water supply.

Fortunately, we know how to fix this problem: we must modernize the way we manage our wastewater by replacing outdated and polluting septic systems with state-of-the-art technology that returns the water we use back to nature in a clean condition. Using rigorous science and our strong partnerships with local government and business, the Conservancy team is working to ensure the best technology and sufficient funds are in place to get the job done. The good news is, places like Boston Harbor, Chesapeake Bay and even portions of Long Island Sound have recovered from serious decline when polluting practices are halted and clean water is restored.

Strong advocates for land conservation, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 150,000 acres of forests, wetlands and open space across Long Island. Our sixty nature preserves serve as ‘living laboratories’ for cutting-edge research and provide unparalleled opportunities for people to reconnect with nature.

Southampton Town Police Outreach Program

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in the Hamptons

The powerful grip of dangerous opioid drugs has taken the lives of too many people around the world and right here in our neighborhoods.

In 2017, The Town of Southampton saw an alarming increase in fatal overdose cases rising from 5 in 2016 to 19 in 2017.

The Police Department, Education Community, Medical and Treatment Communities and several recovering addicts have combined experience, knowledge and resources to make up the Southampton Town Opioid Crisis Task force.

Together, they have turned the tide, making significant strides, reducing the death rate through awareness, education, enforcement, and treatment initiatives.   While any death is one too many, thus far this year we are pleased to report a 70% reduction in deaths due to opioid drug use.

The Southampton Police Department plays a vital role in each of the three task force initiatives and has made combating the opioid epidemic a Top Priority!

Working with community groups and local school districts, the Police Department is alerting and educating our community to the dangers associated with opioid drug use.

Using the Police Explorer Program, the Police Department is sending a strong message to teens as Explorers proudly stand up and proclaim, “we do not use drugs.”

Police headquarters provides a safe way to dispose of unused, unwanted prescription drugs ALL DAY EVERYDAY, taking dangerous drugs out of medicine cabinets and off the streets.

Equipped with narcan in every police vehicle, the Police Department rapidly responds to reports of overdose - saving lives on a near weekly basis.

After reviving an overdose victim, the Police Department offers a bridge to treatment via their “bridge” program, sharing the personal contact information of consenting victims with treatment centers that reach out and provide critically needed assistance.

The Southampton Town Police Department is disrupting the flow of deadly drugs into our area.  Working with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Drug Task Force, Suffolk County Police, State Police and the DEA, Southampton Town Police Officers and Detectives are arresting both street level dealers, and more sophisticated drug traffickers.

THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS
HAS GIVEN OVER

$1,000,000

TO SUPPORT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
OVER BLUE DREAM’S SEVEN YEAR HISTORY.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

I would like to support the Southampton Town Police Outreach Program and The Nature Conservancy.

Blue Dreamer$50,000+

  • "Blue Dreamer Sponsor" on press release and program
  • Recognition on Blue Dream website as Event Sponsor
  • Event Slide Loop: Sponsor Spotlight (4x)
  • Inclusion on all event signage, multi-media, and social media
  • 2 VIP Tables of 10

Dream Big$25,000

  • "Dream Big Sponsor" on press release and program
  • Recognition on Blue Dream website as Event Sponsor
  • Event Slide Loop: Sponsor Spotlight (3x)
  • Inclusion on all event signage, multi-media, and social media
  • 1 VIP Table of 10

House of Dreams $15,000

  • "House of Dreams Sponsor" on press release and program
  • Recognition on Blue Dream website as Event Sponsor
  • Event Slide Loop: Sponsor Spotlight (2x)
  • Inclusion on all event signage, multi-media, and social media
  • 1 Preferential Table of 10

Forever Dreaming $10,000

  • "Forever Dreaming Sponsor" on press release and program
  • Recognition on Blue Dream website as Event Sponsor
  • Inclusion on all event signage, multi-media, and social media
  • 1 Preferential Table of 10

Dream World $5,000

  • "Dream World Sponsor" on press release and program
  • Recognition on Blue Dream website as Event Sponsor
  • Inclusion on all event signage, multi-media, and social media
  • Table of 10

Single Tickets $400

  • Limited Seating
 
The Parish will donate 70% of this year’s proceeds to the Southampton Town Police Outreach Program and The Nature Conservancy. All proceeds from the event will be shared between the Southampton Town Police Outreach Program, The Nature Conservancy and Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons. All contributions are deductible to the extent provided by the law. The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

BLUE DREAMER
  • Marianne and Dean Metropoulos
Dream big
  • Maria Allwin
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • Karen and Dennis Mehiel
  • Margo and John Catsimatidis
  • Wendy and Bruce Mosler
  • Andreas Patsis
HOUSE OF DREAMS
  • Long Island Nature Conservancy and Nancy and Christopher Kelley
  • Saint Anna’s Philoptochos
FOREVER DREAMING
  • Bridgehampton National Bank
  • Bouras Foundation
  • Janet and Tom Constance
  • Constance and Jerry Drenis
  • Barbara and Peter Ferentinos
  • Nitzia and George Logothetis
  • Mary Ellen and Ted Moudis
  • James Pappas
  • Robin and Michael Psaros
  • Nick Scandalios
  • Theodora and Ross Velys
DREAM WORLD
  • Atlantic Bank
  • Simone and John Bindela
  • Antonia and Paul Bregianos
  • Mica Ertegun
  • Michaele and Steve Giannoutsos
  • Miltiadis Goudamanis
  • Dimitri and Daphne Hanjis
  • Mary and Peter Kalikow
  • Lisa and Dimitri Kessaris
  • Sophia and Savas Konstantinides
  • Marina and Nicholas Letsios
  • Gerri and Michael Merlo
  • Antonia and Spiros Milonas
  • Parish Council
  • Marisa and John Payiavlas
  • David B. Peterson
  • Stoney Brook Southampton Hospital
  • Penelope and George Stamboulidis
  • Sandy and Chris Tsamutalis
  • Laura and John Tsunis
  • Beth and David Wittig

Location

  • 111 Saint Andrews Road
    Southampton, NY 11968
  • [email protected]
  • 631-283-6169
  • 6:30PM – Reception, 7:30PM Dinner