Mirabito Energy Products will present more than $100,000 in donations to local charities doing important work in the lives of families and communities that family organization serves. The presentations are the culmination of the 29th annual Mirabito Golf Classic, a charity golf tournament that was hosted at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse on June 12, 2019.
A message from Joe Mirabito, Chairman and CEO of Mirabito Energy Products:
“Growing up, at every stage of our lives, it was instilled in us to work hard, be good to people, and always, always give back. Our ability to give back to incredible organizations doing such important work in the lives of children and families motivates us to work hard every day. We supply energy; these organizations supply hope. We will always, always give back.”
On Thursday, November 14th beginning at 10:00 AM, representatives from Mirabito Energy Products will present a portion of these donations to four local organizations aiming to cure rare or life-threatening diseases or support families who are fighting them. The presentation will take place at the Mirabito Convenience Store located at 4629 Fay Road, Syracuse, NY 13219.
The following four organizations will accept donations on November 14th:
- Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central and Western New York. Tony Ortega, Executive Director, $40,000.
- Cystic Fibrosis, Central New York Chapter. Amy Spranger, Executive Director, $15,000. Accompanying Amy at the presentation is the organization’s Annual Fund ambassador, Logan, 2 ½ and his mom, Rachelle. Logan and his mom have shared Logan’s story with CF supporters for the last two years, demonstrating the strength and perseverance of this little boy throughout his short life and the urgency that exists to find a cure.
Due to the generosity of Cystic Fibrosis families nationally, Mirabito Energy Product’s donation will be matched for a total of $30,000.
“This donation will allow the CF Foundation to continue its transformative work in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis while supporting people with the disease, allowing them to live their best lives. It will help local families get the highest quality, specialized care right here in our community. We are so grateful for Mirabito’s continued generosity and incredible support, as it truly makes a difference in the lives of people with CF.”–Amy Spranger, Executive Director
- Make-A-Wish Central New York. Diane Kuppermann, President and CEO, $5,000.
Each year, the overall winning team of the Mirabito Golf Classic receives $5,000 to donate to a charity of his/her choice. This year’s winning team, led by Peter Paragon of Paragon Environmental, selected Make-A-Wish as the recipient of this donation.
“This gift is significant and will directly support life-changing wishes for local children with critical illnesses. Currently, there are more than 150 medically eligible children in our wish pipeline throughout the fifteen counties we serve. Wishes are more than nice gestures. They are the driving force behind all we do because, put simply, Wish experiences transform lives. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. We are most grateful to Mirabito Energy and their team for this gift of HOPE!”—Diane Kupperman, President and CEO.
- David’s Refuge. Kate Houck, Executive Director, $5,000.
“This donation will allow us to continue our mission to provide respite, resources, and support to parents who have children with special needs or life-threatening illnesses. We appreciate the support of Mirabito Energy Products and its partners who make this award possible.”—Katie Houck
On Thursday, November 21st Mirabito Energy Products will present a check for $25,000 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and $5,000 to the Unity House. This presentation will take place in Albany, NY.
In October, Mirabito awarded $15,000 to Cure Rare Diseases.
Interviews can be requested in advance through Maureen Mirabito at the contact information above. The Mirabito Family of Companies operates in eight states with multiple divisions including, Natural Gas and Electric, Home Energy Products and Services, Wholesale Energy Products and Services, Convenience Stores, and Mirabito Truck Repair. Mirabito corporate offices are located in The MetroCenter, Binghamton, NY. For more information, visit www.mirabito.com.