It gives me great pleasure to invite all of the CSI campus community to join us for the 2011 CSI Celestial Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Richmond County Country Club. This year’s theme is “Reaching for the Stars.”

Through this annual event we will help our students to reach for the stars by raising much-needed support for them through scholarships that will aid them in pursuing their dream of attaining a quality education and a bright future.

At this year’s Celestial Ball we will honor:

-Denis Hughes (Hon. ’11) , President and CEO of the NY AFL-CIO
-Dr. Mary O’Donnell, Chair of the CSI Nursing Department
-Mrs. Rose Volpe, community activist and wife of the late Dr. Edmond Volpe, former CSI President

I do hope that you’ll be able to join us by purchasing tickets, by taking out an ad, or by sending a gift for the scholarship fund. Last year’s event was such a resounding success.

Please take a moment to visit the Ball Website   to view the photos from the 2010 Gala as well as to obtain more detailed information about this year’s event, or you may call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 718.982.2365 or send an email to