Dave WidmerPhilanthropist

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Dave Widmer of Huntington recently received the Gilbert Tilles Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter for "demonstrating leadership in motivating others to participate in philanthropic endeavors and personally committing time, effort and financial resources to one or more charities," the organization said. Widmer is market manager and general manager of Connoisseur Media Long Island and has provided millions of dollars in pro bono airtime to local causes and community initiatives. He is also chair of Island Harvest in Mineola and has been active in many other local organizations including the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, United Way of Long Island and the Long Island Association.