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VMM sponsors PFY 'Power of Pride' Benefit

VMM sponsors PFY 'Power of Pride' Benefit

VMM and the LGBTQ Representation practice were proud to sponsor the PFY 'Power of Pride' fundraiser on June 6. It was PFY's most successful fundraiser to date.

PFY (Pride For Youth), an affiliate of the Long Island Crisis Center, is a nonprofit organization helping LGBTQ youth. Its mission is to “enhance the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community through education, supportive services and personal development in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.”

Established in 1993, PFY is the very first LGBTQ+ center of its kind in a suburban setting in the United States. Well-known in the New York LGBTQ community and on Long Island in general, PFY has successfully pioneered various programs and initiatives for LGBTQ youth, serving over 9,000 people in 2023 alone.

In addition to a 24/7 online and call center, PFY has two physical locations, in Bellmore and Deer Park, serving as youth centers offering 35 vital services and programs year-round.

VMM and managing partner Joe Milizio, head of the LGBTQ Representation practice, are longtime supporters of PFY. The firm sponsored last year's benefit, and in 2022 PFY named their Deer Park center reception area in honor of Mr. Milizio and his husband Kevin Claus, for their support and volunteerism. 

LtR: VMM partner James Burdi, Andrew Somer, Hon. Anthony Paradiso, Nassau County District Court Judge, 2nd District, VMM managing partner Joseph Milizio.

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