Spring 2021 Virtual Scholarship Fundraiser a Success
By: Elizabeth Burgess, EIT, Senior Staff Engineer, LANGAN
On May 21, 2021, BCONE and the NYCBP co-hosted a virtual Aperitivo Hour fundraiser for the Charlie Bartsch Brownfield Scholarship and Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship. Both known for their passion for this industry, the funds in their names provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the brownfield industry in NYC and throughout the northeast. Sponsored by seven companies (Gold: Eagle Soars Consulting; Riker Danzig; York Analytical Laboratories; and ACV Enviro. Silver: Cherrytree Group; Eurofins; and Coastal Environmental Solutions, Inc), and with over 30 registrants, they raised over $770 for each scholarship fund while enjoying an early evening tasting of Brooklyn-made aperitivi. You can go to the NYCBP and BCONE websites anytime to donate to the scholarship funds: https://www.nycbrownfieldpartnership.org/scholarship-program-donation and https://www.brownfieldcoalitionne.org/charlie-bartsch-brownfield-scholarship.
While the group hopes to get back to hosting events in person in the very near future, this tasting transported the attendees to an Italian piazza where they shared stories and laughs so easily they could almost forget there were screens between them. The attendees received a tasting kit prior to the event with bottles of amaro, Inferno Bitter, negronis, and spritzes from St. Agrestis (saint-agrestis.com). The event included a tour of the distillery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, an overview of the production process, the history of the Negroni cocktail, and a guided tasting of the drinks by the producer, Louis Catizone. If you missed it, we hope to see you at the next fundraiser in the fall!