SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Rey Insurance Agency was one of the many local supporters and sponsors at The United Way of Westchester and Putnam's recent 7th annual “Best Chefs and Fine Wines” event.
A sold-out crowd of 300 residents sampled food, wine and craft beer from two dozen area restaurants.
In addition to being a Sustaining Sponsor to the event, Rey Insurance also donated $2,000 from an award they received earlier this year from Erie Insurance for its local charitable efforts.
The agency received the 2015 Erie Insurance Giving Network Agency of the Year Award as recognition of their exceptional commitment to the community through volunteerism. Since taking over the business in 2008, sisters and co-owners, Linda Rey and Laura Rey Iannarelli, have worked with numerous charitable organizations and remain dedicated to bettering their community.
“Our involvement in the community has been the cornerstone of what we do at Rey Insurance Agency. Making this kind of connection was the reason our father started this business and much of the reason it continues to thrive,” said Laura Rey Iannarelli. “United Way makes great efforts to help Westchester and Putnam counties prosper and we’re happy to support the important work they do.”
Held at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac, the event included silent auctions along with live music from Art Labriola.
The proceeds, which reached over $25,000 in total, will be used to support health initiatives in Westchester and Putnam, including proving healthy foods to low-income families, reducing childhood obesity, and answering thousands of crisis calls through United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline.
“Rey Insurance is a wonderful example of a business that truly cares about their local community and weaves philanthropy into their business model,” said Alana Sweeny, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “Through their sponsorship of United Way, they have made a strong statement about their commitment to helping residents get back up on their feet after a crisis.”