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C onstruction M anagement & D esign -B uild Manufacturing leader’s tribute dinner raises over $630,000 St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital honors Window & Door Systems’ Steve Chen

LUSHING, NY — Steve Chen , COO for national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems , was the honoree for St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children (St. Mary’s Kids) at the hos- pital’s Tribute Dinner. Nearly 300 leaders in the NYC regional construction and real estate industry joined Crystal and Chen at the gala affair. The fundraiser far surpassed its goal for the evening and raised over $630,000 for the remarkable hospital. “Crystal Windows and I are very proud to support St. F

Crystal and the Chen family have been actively involved in many Queens and New York area non-profit and chari- table organizations since the company started in 1990. In particular, Crystal focuses on educational and art initiatives, and organizations celebrating and preserving the cultural heritage of Taiwan. Chen has also been recognized by Crain’s New York Business as a 40 Under 40 business leader and by Glass Magazine as a 20 Un- der 40 young executive in the architectural glass field. Chen has served as a judge for the prestigious national Window & Door Magazine fenestration industry awards programs for several years, and he has been honored by The Child Center of NY and the Queens Library Foundation. Crystal Window & Door Sys- tems is one of the top 35 manu- facturers in North America of replacement and new construc- tion vinyl and aluminum win- dow and door products and high- end fenestration systems. n McKissack & McKissack is D.C.’s Business of the Year Washington, DC — McKissack & McKissack was awarded the DC Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business of the Year Award for its quality and positive results of busi- ness excellence. “McKissack & McKissack appreciates the support we’ve received from the DCChamber of Commerce and our great city Washington,SC,” said Deryl McKissack , chair- woman and CEO. “It was here in D.C. that we began our journey and are proud of our roots and the strong relation- ships we have forged with our business, government, educa- tion and community partners throughout the past 26 years.” “The DC Chamber of Com- merce is honored to present the Business of the Year award to McKissack &McKissack for their outstanding accomplish- ments in the nation’s capital,” said Vincent Orange, Presi- dent and CEO, “The historical roots of the McKissack family is exhibited well through proj- ects such as McKinley Technol- ogy High School, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the National African Ameri- can Museum of History and Culture.” n

Mary’s Kids and the services it provides children who face incredible health challenges,” said Chen. “I got involved with St. Mary’s after visiting the main hospital facility in Bayside several years ago, and I saw firsthand the dedicated care and hope the staff gives to patients and their families.” Besides Crystal Windows, the fundraiser was generously supported by dozens of Crys- tal business partners. “I am so pleased that Crystal trade customers, material and service suppliers, and friends, some from as far away as Ontario, Steve Chen and Jeff Levine

SC, and WI have come together to achieve such a successful fundraiser,” said Chen. The St. Mary’s Tribute Din- ner was held at Guastavi- no’s by the 59th St. Bridge in Manhattan, a New York City landmark space. Guests were welcomed by St. Mary’s Kids president & CEO Dr. Edwin Simpser and The Reverend Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello. Board member and event co- chair Jeff Levine , president of Douglaston Development and Levine Builders , who has worked with Chen for many years, introduced the honoree.

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