MSC Industrial Supply Co. Inc. Presented with Outstanding Corporation Award at Philanthropy Day 2010

FARMINGDALE, NY – Sept 8 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter (AFPLI) is pleased to announce that MSC Industrial Supply Co, Inc., based in Melville, NY will be honored as a recipient of the Outstanding Corporation Award. This award recognizes a corporation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and activity that encourages and motivates others to respond philanthropically to the Long Island community of not-for-profit organizations. MSC Industrial Supply Co. Inc.’s accomplishments will be celebrated at the Awards Luncheon of Philanthropy Day 2010 on Friday, November 19th at a new location, the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Road Melville, NY, 11747.

Since its founding by Sidney Jacobson in 1941, MSC Industrial Supply Co. Inc. has set the industry standard for quality, selection, and customer service; making the company one of the nation’s leading distributors of metalworking & maintenance, repair and operating supplies. Its mission statement is “To be the best Industrial Distributor in the world, as measured by our associates, customers, owners and suppliers.”

Part of that mission is the company’s commitment to serving the communities where we live and work. MSC associates are encouraged to participate on various cross-functional teams that help further the company’s Corporate Citizenship efforts.    These teams carry on the tradition of giving and corporate social responsibility established by their founder. This tradition has been further expanded upon by the founder’s son, Mitchell Jacobson, Chairman of MSC's Board of Directors. MSC Industrial Supply is proud to continue Sid's legacy by partnering with non-profit organizations and supporting their communities at large.

Other honorees to be recognized are: Joseph Mancino,    The    Horace    Hagedorn    Outstanding Philanthropist Award; Frank Pelliccione, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer of the Year; Alan J. Kelly, Outstanding Fundraising Professional; Ann McDermott-Kave, The Gilbert Tilles Award ; Kyle Orent, Leaders of Tomorrow.

“The dedication to support the less fortunate by professionals, volunteers, corporations and individuals makes our community strong and demonstrates that we place a high value on a culture of caring, particularly for those who are less fortunate and cannot take full advantage of all Long Island has to offer,” said Patricia Chambers Daly, Chairperson of Philanthropy Day 2010 and Director of
Development for the Dominican Sisters of Amityville. “This year we are pleased to present an especially dynamic group of honorees, and we are proud to recognize their efforts and celebrate their accomplishments.”

Philanthropy Day is celebrated in November in cities across America. Fundraising professionals, board members, business leaders, community activists and individuals gather for professional development and to honor their leaders. Long Island’s Philanthropy Day is one of the largest one-day fundraising conferences in the country and regularly attracts more than 700 attendees and 60 exhibitors, with the highlight of the day being the Awards Luncheon.

For information on corporate sponsorships, to become an exhibitor or information on conference enrollment, contact Joan Connor at or 631-249-5008.

AFPLI is Long Island’s professional affiliation for those in the fundraising field or whose positions require fundraising expertise. Throughout the year, it offers a wide array of programs and services that include monthly educational seminars, scholarships, mentoring, a speaker’s bureau, certification programs, a job bank, and its celebrated Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon. For the second year in a row, AFPLI has won the 10 Star Chapter Award, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals to chapters that have accomplished significant membership growth and chapter success. Please visit for information and news.

AFP represents more than 30,000 members in 207 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. AFP promotes the spirit of philanthropy and empowers professionals in the not-for-profit sector to serve humankind. The Association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals, promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession and encourages public understanding.

For further information: Contact: Shari Peyser at 631-595-7150 or; or Joan Connor at 631-249-5008 or
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