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The STARS for Students Gala is our premier event that raises tuition assistance for underserved students attending Catholic elementary schools on Long Island. In the last 17 years, thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the STARS for Students Gala has generated more than $18 million to support our mission to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.

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Michael Maturo, President, RXR Realty

Michael Maturo is a founding Partner and serves as President of RXR Realty LLC ("RXR"), a multi-billion dollar private real estate company that owns, develops, and manages a national portfolio of real estate assets.  RXR was formed in 2007 subsequent to the sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp ("Reckson")(NYSE:RA), one of the largest public Real Estate management buyouts in REIT history.  Mr. Maturo served as President and a member of the Board of Directors at Reckson.

As President of RXR, he works in tandem with the Company's CEO in developing and implementing RXR's corporate and operating strategies and oversees RXR's investment management business as well as all operations and capital markets activities. Mr. Maturo is a member of RXR's Investment Committee and its Board of Directors.  During his combined tenure at Reckson and RXR, Mr. Maturo completed over $50 billion in capital markets transactions.

In addition, Mr. Maturo serves on a number of outside Boards and Committees including First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA), as well as a Member of its Executive Committee and Chairman of its Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation of Long Island, Member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Directors, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Foundation and Member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Maturo was appointed by Governor Cuomo in December 2012 to the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) where he served as Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Operations Transition Committee.  Mr. Maturo completed his tenure on the LIPA board in January 2014.  Mr. Maturo is also a Trustee at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Brookville, New York.

Mr. Maturo and his wife Paula have been married for 32 years and have three daughters - Lauren, Elise, and Jillian.  Lauren is a Vice President in RXR's Marketing Department, Elise is a fourth-grade school teacher at PS 51 in Manhattan and Jillian recently graduated Boston College.

Crisler Quick, President & Founder, The Finance Department

Crisler Quick is the founder and President of The Finance Department (TFD).  Founded in 1993, The Finance Department is a USA-based accounting outsourcing and consulting firm dedicated to helping small businesses be competitive by providing state-of-the-art financial support services to provide progressive businesses and not-for-profits with access to the same financial expertise that large corporations have.  As President of TFD, Ms. Quick is responsible for the strategic vision of the organization assuring that standards are maintained while staying current with the latest trends and techniques. 

Ms. Quick began her career in public accounting and was an audit manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers before moving to the private sector.  As a CPA, she had varied experience working with both closely held businesses and major SEC corporations. She left public accounting to join Weight Watchers International, Inc., a division of the H. J. Heinz Corporation where she was responsible for global accounting and reporting for several years before founding TFD. 

Ms. Quick has been an active member of the community.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA) where she is a member of the LIA Executive Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Small & Mid-Sized Business Committee. She has also served on the board of the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Jefferson Scholars National Selection Committee.  Her many years of service to the community include serving as Vice-Chair of the Molloy College Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Holy Child Academy, Co-Chair of the Nassau County Council of Economic Advisors, Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business, and member of the National Alumni Board of the Hutchison School. 

Ms. Quick has received many awards for her accomplishments including an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Molloy College, the Business Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Accountant Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  She was also named one of The 25 Most Powerful People in Long Island Accounting by Long Island Business News.

Ms. Quick holds a BS from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.  She resides in Nassau County with her husband Peter and is the mother of their eight children.

Honorable Peter Quick, Mayor of Mill Neck

Peter Quick has over 35 years experience in the securities and financial services industries. He is a recognized leader in the securities industry with experience in the domestic and international equities market, equities market making, market structure reform, trading technology, and clearing operations.

Mr. Quick was a partner of Burke and Quick Partners Holdings LLP, the parent company of Burke & Quick Partners LLC., a broker-dealer.  Mr. Quick was President at the American Stock Exchange from 2000 to 2005. Prior to joining the American Stock Exchange, he served as President of Quick & Reilly Inc., a Quick & Reilly subsidiary, and a national discount brokerage firm.  He also served as President of Quick & Reilly/Fleet Securities.

Mr. Quick is a graduate from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Engineering and attended Stanford University's Graduate School of Petroleum Engineering.  He served four years active duty from 1978 to 1982 as an Officer in the United States Navy.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of First of Long Island Corporation (NASDAQ:FLIC) and First National Bank of Long Island., and Medicure (TSXV:MPH).  He currently serves on the Diocese of Rockville Center Finance Committee, Catholic Cemetery Board, Tomorrow's Hope Foundation Board, and Catholic Health Care.   Mr. Quick serves as the Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Mill Neck, NY.  He served on the boards of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.  He is a former member of the Boards of Reckson Associates Realty Corp (NYSE: RX) and GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP). He is a former Chairman of the Board of Governors of St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, NY.

Peter and Crisler have been married for 43 years, he and his wife have eight children and three grandchildren.

2023 Gala Committee Committee

Kathryn J. Bill
Jeffrey R. Byrnes
Sister Joanne Callahan, OSU
Paul Clagnaz
Richard Conniff
Pat Curtin
Stephen V. DeSimone
Maria DiMatteo
Vicki Ferrara
Michael S. Grant
Jeff Harris
Bernadette Kasnicki
Meaghan E. Kelly
Hon. Rick A. Lazio
Frank Liantonio
F.J. McCarthy
Frank Melaccio
Michael Merlo
Catherine Muscente
Lewis S. Ranieri
Michael D. Sapraicone
Maureen T. Scaduto

Theresa Scolaro
Ismini Scouras
Val Seitz
Brian T. Shea
Bernadette Casey Smith
Owen Smith
Allison M. Strack
Christopher Tully
Anne Walsh

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