We’re an organization like no other working for a community like no other.
The East End of Long Island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful communities in the world. And for those who live, work and visit here, we feel very lucky. All For The East End (AFTEE), is working to support what we have and preserve it for the future by supporting the NPO community. And you can be part of this effort.
Who We Are
We’re a unique 501(c)(3) organization with a singular mission: to help, support and showcase the nonprofits that make the East End a place unlike any other. Our community prospers in so many ways by our social service, cultural, ecological and educational organizations. But, our local groups have all taken hits to their budgets. We want to help by attracting new funds and support for today and for tomorrow.
What We Do
By publicly showcasing and supporting the over 1000 organizations in the five East End towns, AFTEE will be a unifying voice, leveraging strategic assets of collaboration and its regional brand to raise awareness, rally support and launch a new era of fundraising and organizational integration.
Our “Fund for the East End” and grant process is managed by the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) to ensure transparency. They administer fund disbursement of profits obtained through AFTEE’s efforts.
An Advisory Board, comprised of representatives from the non-profits of the East End towns, help guide AFTEE to understand the unique needs of organizations who support the East End, and what can be done in return to help support them.
A Grant Advisory Committee consisting of one representative from each of the five East End towns – Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold and East Hampton – works with LICF staff to review submitted proposals and recommend organizations to receive funding.
Who We Help
Any 501(c)(3) organization that meets best practice standards for charities and has substantial programs and/or services (50% or more) provided annually in one or more of the East End towns of Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold or East Hampton is eligible for a grant.
With a fundraising target estimated at a minimum of $50,000 each year and 1,075 registered 501(c)(3) organizations in the East End towns, AFTEE’s efforts could easily benefit more than 100,000 people.
To find out more about AFTEE or our grant process, contact us.
Our Founders & Partners
Founded by Myron Levine, a board member of WPPB Radio and former board member of Southampton College, All For The East End (AFTEE) was born out of his real passion and love for the East End and a desire to help the not-for-profit community that had given back so much to him and his family. He had been part of the famous All for the Sea, the annual music festival held at Southampton College to raise money for the college’s marine science program.
Levine sought to create a group that would use an event of a similar caliber to raise money for local charities. Levine discussed the idea with Wally Smith, General Manager of WPPB (88.3), who eventually presented the idea to a group of colleagues in the nonprofit community. They found strong support for the idea and held the first major event – a concert — in 2013.
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Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) is one of AFTEE’s principal sponsors.
Dan’s Papers is also one of AFTEE’s principal sponsors, raising money for the fund through annual events, such as Dan’s Taste of Two Forks
Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) The All For The East End Fund is a field-of-interest fund established within the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) in 2013 by the All For The East End (AFTEE), which is an independent 501(C)(3) organization whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for East End charities. The LICF staff will accept and review proposals from nonprofit organizations serving one or more of the five East End towns of Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold and East Hampton for programs and projects in the fields of health and welfare, the environment, arts and culture, education, and youth.
Board of Directors
Myron Levine, President
Bob Edelman, Treasurer
Claudia Pilato, Secretary
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s
Sheri Winter Clarry
John V.H. Halsey
Peconic Land Trust
Here’s What Community Leaders Are Saying About AFTEE
“I am proud to be part of the launch of All For The East End. By bringing back the much loved annual concert, which was a staple at Southampton College for so many years, it builds upon an old tradition while at the same time looking to creating a better future.”The Honorable Fred Thiele
New York State Assemblyman
“AFTEE is an opportunity for BNB to continue its mission of community support that began over 100 years ago. It is a true community collaboration for the benefit of the organizations that make the East End such a special place to live and work.”Kevin O’Connor, President and CEO
Bridgehampton National Bank
“AFTEE is a thrilling testament to the creativity and community-minded spirit of the people in this beautiful part of the world. We are so excited about the prospect of the event and hope that all of our friends will join us to help make AFTEE a success for years to come.”Robert Chaloner, President and CEO
“As a company that has served the East End for over 50 years, we recognize and support the strong commitment AFTEE has made to all this community’s nonprofits. Dan’s Papers envisions no better way to demonstrate our loyalty and devotion to this, our community, our readers and the businesses we serve.”Bob Edelman, Chief Executive Officer
Dan’s Papers LLC
“Since 1994, Tanger has partnered with and supported a variety of worthwhile charitable organizations and causes in the hopes of making a difference. AFTEE’s mission to unify, showcase and support local East End not-for-profit organizations will help to raise awareness for the many contributions these organizations make to the communities they serve.”Janine Nebons, General Manager
Tanger Outlet Center
“The Entenmann family has a long history of being charitable in the community. So when an opportunity arose to support All For The East End, Robert Entenmann quickly agreed. Martha Clara Vineyards and all its staff are proud to be the hosting location for such an auspicious occasion.”Juan Eduardo Micieli-Martinez, Winemaker and
Martha Clara Vineyards
“The nonprofit sector is not only a vital part of the Island’s economy, but also acts to enrich the health, well-being and overall quality of life for all of our residents. It is truly refreshing to see such a collaborative effort that brings together the nonprofit and business communities for such a great cause.”David M. Okorn, Executive Director
Long Island Community Foundation
“We thank the Long Island Community Foundation for their important support as we launch this unique, new venture. WPPB’s Board envisioned this unifying effort from our work as a community resource that serves all of our East End nonprofits. As a partner, we will lead the effort to assemble the nonprofit community.”Wally Smith, Managing Director and Board President
WPPB Peconic Public Broadcasting (88.3)
“AFTEE provides a means to broaden support for the many nonprofit organizations that serve the varied needs and challenges of our East End communities. As such, the Peconic Land Trust is committed to its success given our dedication to the people and places that we know and love on the East End.”John V.H. Halsey, President
Peconic Land Trust