On August 6, 2018, our 13th Annual New York Golf Classic and Dinner honored Lisa Friedman Clark, President, Tallorder.com and Reynaldo Tariche, Senior Vice President, Flushing Bank.
We thank those who joined us for this great event and helped raise critical funds in support of the American Kidney Fund’s programs and services, as well as honored some of Long Island’s most philanthropic business leaders.
Our committee and honorees
Lisa Friedman Clark
Lisa refers to herself as the “Luckiest Unlucky” person she knows. Everything in her life has been BIG, both physically and experientially. At 6’1” with bright red hair, she clearly stands out in a crowd. Yet it is her life story, of “dancing between the raindrops,” that is most memorable about Lisa.
Lisa was born in NYC in 1962 and attended Great Neck South High School on Long Island. After graduating from Cornell University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, she began her career at IBM in Syracuse, New York and later transitioned into Banking. From then on, her life took some very difficult turns, and through them all, she has remained extraordinarily optimistic and involved in her work and in the Jewish community.
Lisa is a proud LOJE (Endowed Lion of Judah) and has been an active leader for The Jewish Federation in and around the tristate area. She is frequently asked to give motivational speeches throughout the US and has worked on various endeavors including the Women’s and New Leadership campaigns and was the Long Island Chair for Planned Giving and Endowment for several years. In addition, Lisa chaired the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network for Suffolk County through 2015 and was a former Member of the Board for Varity Child Learning Center.
Lisa resides in Jericho, NY and Boca Raton, FL with her husband, Bruce Clark. At 6’11” and 6’9”, her 26 year old twin sons, Michael and Daniel are believed to be the tallest Jewish twins in the world, although that can’t be verified through the Guinness Book of World records as they do not classify by religion. Since “necessity is the mother of invention” Lisa recently started a family business with her sons, Tallorder.com, which manufactures and sells high fashion socks for men with big feet (and due to popular demand, sizes 9-11 too) and donates a portion of profits to communities and families dealing with traumatic loss.
Lisa is proud to support AKF in memory of her dad, Poppi Al!
Senior Vice President
Mr. Tariche joined Flushing Bank as Senior Vice President, Security Officer in October 2016. Reynaldo (Rey) is responsible for all internal and external security and investigations for the company.
Prior to joining Flushing Bank, Rey served for 27 years as an FBI Special Agent in the Los Angeles and New York Field Offices before retiring to the FBI Long Island Resident Agency. During his tenure, he worked numerous violations as a Special Agent in support of the FBI Criminal Investigative Division and was an FBI S.W.A.T. certified operator and section leader for over 24 years. Rey was deployed and operated internationally in Afghanistan, Yemen, Africa, and Central America in support of the FBI counter terrorism and criminal missions.
Rey was also the two term elected President of the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), a private nationally recognized organization made up of over 14,000 Active Duty and retired FBI Special Agents. As the President of the FBIAA, he managed and directed a high volume of lobbying, legal, and charitable activities for the organization. In this role, Rey developed enduring, professional, non-partisan relationships across the U.S. Government and private sector.
Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Maria A. Grasso, Flushing Bank
Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody, Premier Benefit Plans, Inc
Donna Athenas • Melodie Carli • Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody • Antonia M. Donohue • Lisa Friedman Clark • Craig Goldstein • Sylvia Knutson-Barr • Jason M. Kurland • Gregory M. LaSpina • Gerry Laytin • Hank Levy • Lori Minicozzi • Maura Nicolosi • Frank Pelliccione, Co-Chair Emeritus • Albert Petraglia • Dan Rosenstien • Bobby Ross • Reynaldo Tariche • Sal Turano • Erin Winterfeldt