Larry Scott Gottesman

Larry Scott Gottesman of Lawrence Scott Events in Hicksville annually donates more than $1 million dollars in goods and services to more than 30 Long Island-based charities. For 24 years he’s donated all of the decorations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Gala, and has also given food, décor and assistance with the Feinstein Institute Summer Concert Series benefiting the North Shore LIJ Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. “If you start something . . . you want to see it flourish and grow,” he said of why he gives back to the same places year after year. “I believe in giving back to the community that supports me.”

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