PHOTOS: LIU Board of Trustees hosts annual fundraising gala at The Plaza Hotel

Mayor Eric Adams with Mistress of Ceremonies Rita Cosby at Long Island University’s May 25 gala at The Plaza Hotel.
Photos by Corazon Aguirre

The Long Island University community came together in late May to mark another year of successes and to open their wallets to give back to the institution at the 2023 LIU Gala at The Plaza Hotel.

Hosted by the Board of Trustees of Long Island University and LIU President Kimberly R. Cline, the annual get-together featured remarks by Mayor Eric Adams and well-known alumni, such as Rao S. Anumolu, founder, president and CEO of ASR International Corporation; and Gerald Chasin, managing director and SVP of the Chasin Group, Morgan Stanley. 

Chair of LIU’s Global Service Institute and Emmy-winning TV and radio host Rita Cosby served as the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies.

The May 25 gala featured cocktails, dinner and a silent auction, all to benefit LIU.