Caryn M. Hirshleifer to be Honoree at LICADD’s 25th Anniversary Angel Ball

April 6, 2012 — The Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc. (LICADD) is pleased to announce that its 2012 Founder’s Award will be presented to Caryn M. Hirshleifer, Esq., at the agency’s 25th Anniversary Angel Ball. A long-time Board Member, Caryn has made significant contributions to the growth and expansion of LICADD’S alcohol and drug intervention, prevention and recovery support programs. New York State Senator Kemp Hannon and Mr. John Gutleber from Castagna Realty Inc. and the Americana Manhasset will serve as the dinner co-chairs for Angel Ball, to be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Oheka Castle.

Caryn Hirshleifer is currently the Vice President and Counsel of Hirshleifer’s Inc. located in Americana Manhasset, and has a strong interest in social justice. Caryn actively serves her community by volunteering her time and talents to multiple organizations including LICADD, Island Harvest, and Long Island Cares, and her own charitable endeavor: Why Fashion Matters.  Caryn explained, “LICADD’S mission is close to my heart and I value the dramatic impact their programs and services have on Long Island’s growing epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse. It is for this reason that I proudly serve as a Board Member and why I am so honored to be named as the 2012 Founder’s Award Recipient.”

President and CEO of Castagna Realty Co. and Americana Manhasset, John J. Gutleber, shared his enthusiasm for LICADD’S announcement of its 2012 Founder’s Award Recipient, saying, “Caryn Hirshleifer is a well-respected leader and advocate for the community, and is well-deserving of this honor.”

Established in 1956, this year marks not only the 25th Anniversary of this gala event, but also LICADD’s 56th year of service to Long Island.  LICADD has built a stellar reputation as a community leader and partner to a large network of treatment providers, faith-based organizations, school districts, and government agencies.  With offices in Mineola, Ronkonkoma and Riverhead, LICADD is working aggressively to help the community overcome the challenges presented by prevailing social stigma of alcoholism and drug dependence, by providing a comprehensive array of prevention, support and recovery programs.

LICADD Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds stated, “LICADD is grateful for the strong community support and generosity of individuals who recognize the imperative to address the growing misuse of prescription drugs and heroin on Long Island. It is because of people like Caryn Hirshleifer, John Gutleber and our other supporters that LICADD remains the “go-to” agency in the midst of this public health crisis and continues to implement effective and innovative programs to combat the effects of addiction in our community.

For more than 59 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence-based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction. LICADD offers crisis intervention, screenings, referrals to treatment and family education workshops to help Long Islanders struggling with the effects of addiction. Through our Open Arms EAP, LICADD has provided targeted solution focused support to companies throughout the Northeast.

LICADD is Long Island’s premier non-profit agency providing life-saving alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to at-risk children, individuals, and families across the region. With offices in Mineola, Ronkonkoma and Riverhead, LICADD conducts evidence-based prevention programs, community outreach initiatives, and a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and public policy advocacy. More information about LICADD’s services is available online at or find us on Facebook.

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CONTACT: Angela Brooks, LICADD