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2017 Fall Harvest Celebration

Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is excited to return to the breathtaking grounds of the Tam O’Shanter Club in Glen Head, NY for their Fall Harvest Celebration. The celebration is FCA’s biggest annual fundraiser which notably honors one or more Long Islanders who have made significant strides in their careers and personal lives to make Long Island a better place for all. For the 2017 celebration, FCA will be honoring Jed Morey, President, Morey Publishing, and Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA, FACEP, CHCQM, Executive VP Medical Affairs and System Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

Enjoy an elegant night celebrating the accomplishments of our honorees along with the work Family & Children’s Association does to make Long Island an even better place to live for all. From homeless youth services to youth prevention programs, comprehensive addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services to a robust senior services division, FCA goes above and beyond to take care of Long Island’s most vulnerable children, families, seniors and their communities.

Join us for cocktails and a sumptuous buffet this Fall and show your support for the nonprofit taking care of Long Island, a place we all call home.

Program Updates

Financial Education for FCA Foster Youth Santander Bank Provides Seminar at FCA's Learning Center

Last week, representatives from Santander Bank spoke with our Project Independence (PI) youth on various financial education topics including improving your credit score, which credit cards to avoid and how to stick to a budget. They shared valuable lessons on financial literacy and were so engaged that the discussion with PI youth went well past the end of the seminar!

The seminar is part of Santander Bank’s Financial Education Program. The event, held at FCA’s Learning Center in Hempstead, provided dinner and was the first of a series of financial literacy seminars.

Thanks to Turney (Toby) Singh Baba, AVP, Community Partnership Manager and Melissa Burke, VP, Branch Manager, NYC Office of Santander Bank.

Press Releases

2017 FCA Fall Harvest Celebration Honoring Jed Morey & Dr. Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy

MINEOLA, NEW YORK, October 3, 2017 – Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a leading human services nonprofit on Long Island, is preparing for their biggest annual fundraising event where they will be honoring two well-respected and highly influential leaders who passionately care for Long Island and FCA’s mission. The honorees, Jed Morey, President, Morey Publishing and Dr. Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, Executive VP for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, will address FCA supporters and inevitably spread awareness of FCA’s positive impact on Long Island to their network of esteemed professionals and members of the Long Island community, many of which will be in attendance.

FCA President/CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, said of this year’s honorees, “The positive impact our honorees continue to make on Long Island directly and indirectly align with FCA’s mission and history. Long Island’s growth as a community improves exponentially when individuals like Jed Morey and Dr. O’Shaughnessy, who dedicate their lives to such meaningful work, share their passion with an agency like FCA. An agency that is on the front lines, combating Long Island’s social justice and public health issues. FCA is proud to have such influential honorees at our largest fundraiser of the year and we expect to break last year’s record numbers.”

The 2017 Fall Harvest Celebration will take place at the Tam O’Shanter Country Club where guests will be welcomed into a breathtaking space and greeted to an array of unique auction items with proceeds to benefit FCA’s robust array of programs and services. As many Long Island families continue to struggle with addiction, homelessness, mental health issues, aging parents and poverty, FCA continues to provide easy-access and highly effective programs and services not only to help families but to assure them that they do not have to go about their struggles alone.






We welcome your attendance on November 16th 2017 and encourage you to learn more about our mission. Please follow the link below to register or to become a sponsor of the event:


What: 2017 Family & Children’s Association Fall Harvest Celebration

When: November 16th, 2017 6 PM – 9 PM

Where: Tam O’Shanter Country Club



About Jed Morey, President, Morey Publishing


Jed Morey, President, Morey Publishing.  Jed spent 15 years as the publisher of the Long Island Press, an alternative news media publication and website. For several years he wrote a political column to marginal acclaim and in 2014 he published a book titled, The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats to our Democracy.

Morey’s business life is more successful these days than his attempts to influence the nation’s political discourse. He is the founder and CEO of Morey Publishing, an Inbound Marketing agency that specializes in content marketing and lead generation. Morey Publishing is a platinum HubSpot partner agency.

Morey sold the Press in early 2017 to Queens-based publisher Schneps Communications. A core group of the Press team broke off to establish Morey’s next journalistic endeavor: News Beat. It’s a political and cultural podcast that blends interviews with original verses from independent hip-hop artists. News Beat examines a single topic in a way that challenges conventional wisdom and hopefully encourages people to think differently about important issues.

Morey lives in Glen Cove with his wife, Eden White and their daughters Ava (14) and Maya (11).


About Dr. Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA, FACEP, CHCQM, is Catholic Health Services of Long Island’s (CHS) executive vice president for medical affairs and system chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. O’Shaughnessy areas of expertise include population health management, medical informatics, as well as high reliability science. He is a recognized leader in high reliability health care and has published and speaks nationally on patient safety and quality improvement processes in health care.

Dr. O’Shaughnessy completed his residency in emergency medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel where he was selected to be chief resident and then was offered faculty appointment at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he became a core faculty Emergency Medicine attending physician at Beth Israel Medical Center.

When not administratively working to improve the health and wellness of Long Islanders, Dr. O’Shaughnessy is the host of the Telecare TV Networks: CHS Presents: Health Connect and is the author of the novel; The Truth in Medicine, both of which are geared to help millions of viewers and readers come to find the unbiased truth for the care that they need for themselves or a loved one!

When not working, Dr. O’Shaughnessy is also a private pilot and passionate aviator who flies over many of the communities he serves here on Long Island. He has applied the concepts of military and commercial aviation safety best practices to his healthcare systems clinical operations to the benefit of thousands of patients and works tirelessly to reduce patient harm events across the healthcare system. He has also been very passionate about working to positively impact the Heroin and Prescription Drug epidemic that plagues Long Islanders which has claimed thousands of lives. In this capacity, he has served on the Suffolk County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task force which helped to frame legislative recommendations for Suffolk County officials. He also provided key legislative testimony to Governor Cuomo’s taskforce on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse last year at Farmingdale College.

Dr. O’Shaughnessy has been blessed by two wonderful ladies in his life; his wife Mia and daughter Brooke, both of whom are his lifeblood and have supported him tirelessly throughout his clinical and administrative career.


About Family & Children’s Association

Family & Children’s Association is a not-for-profit agency helping nearly 20,000 of our neighbors each year. For more than 130 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.

Through an integrated network of services and counseling, Family & Children’s Association provides help and hope to under-served and disadvantaged individuals struggling to build better lives. The agency offers Addiction Treatment and Behavioral Health Services; Educational Opportunities and Life Skills for Youth; Strategies for Building Family Success; Counseling, Services and Support for Adults and Seniors; Shelter and Services for Homeless Youth, Adults and Veterans; and Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Communities.

Family & Children’s Association has been nationally recognized as a model of excellence, fiscally sound, well-managed and possessing an impeccable reputation in providing community-based social services. The agency embraces more than 200 individual volunteers, corporate groups, community groups and sponsors who join together to be part of something bigger than them.

Family & Children’s Association is dedicated to protecting and strengthening Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families, and communities. We offer assistance to those who are experiencing social, emotional, and economic challenges.

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