Donald Barrick of Lloyd Harbor has been chosen by Life’s WORC (www.lifesworc.org/) based in Garden City, New York to be the Guest of Honor at its annual black tie gala to be held at The Garden City Hotel on Friday, December 7th, 6:30 PM
Mr. Barrick is Vice Chairman of the 35-year-old non-profit which provides care to about 1400 developmentally disabled people with some 800 employees, through a variety of facilities and special programs in both Queens and Nassau Counties. Life’s WORC was recently named 2012 “Agency of the Year” by the Self Advocacy Association of NY. The organization was also named a recipient of “The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award for 2012.” This list is comprised of 50 organizations located in the U.S. and Canada. This is the third time Life’s WORC has been recognized for its employee-centered workplace. In 2009, the organization was named to both the Crain’s New York Business list of the “Best Places to Work in New York City,” as well as the Society of Human Resource Management’s list of “Best Companies to Work for in New York.
Mr. Barrick is the President & CEO of RMP Capital Corporation, (www.rmpcapital.com) based in Islandia, New York, a national factoring company which handles more than $120M in annual transaction volume across the United States and Canada. RMP employs twenty people and specializes in providing factoring for small to mid-sized businesses, funding and risk management for public works contractors, financing and back office support for small factors and purchase order financing importers and distributors.
Prior to RMP Capital, Mr. Barrick was the Chief Financial Officer of CTA Industries, manufacturer of insulation products for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. He managed three rounds of debt and equity financing totaling over $150M.
Previous to CTA, Mr. Barrick was a principal in Barrick and Barrick, Inc., a real estate financing brokerage specializing in placing commercial mortgages of $1M to $10M, and Small Business Administration loans up to $500,000.
Mr. Barrick graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Mr. Barrick and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of Emily, Christopher and Brandon.
According to Mr. Barrick: “This occasion brings together members of the Life’s WORC family including government, business, and community leaders. The festive evening attracts about 400 people each year and raises about $150,000 as the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.
Mr. Barrick explains that: “We are very aware of the enormous competition among annual dinners and special events every week driven by Long Island’s non-profit and charitable organizations. While our galas which go back fifteen years, have been successful, we are pro-active about not becoming stale, running the same, predictable format every year. While keeping within our core event, we are looking to innovate on December 7th to motivate our contributors and attendees.”
Instead of a traditional cocktail reception followed by the sit-down dinner, Barrick says, the $300 per person event will be one continuous cocktail/buffet party. “Each of the four ballrooms at The Garden City Hotel will present different activities to create renewed energy benefitting Life’s WORC,” Mr. Barrick outlines. “One room will offer casual foods. The cocktail reception space will offer comedy/magic entertainment provided by www.fatratbastard.com. The other room will provide an interactive presentation about Life’s WORC articulating the vision for its new family center for autism. About 400 of the agency’s present population is people with autism. The evening will offer different raffles including “50-50”, gift basket raffles, and silent auction prizes, along with a printed journal where advertising support can range from $2500 to $75.”
For More Information About Life’s WORC Holiday Gala contact:
MaryAnn Wright (516)-741-9000 ext. 222