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Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

Works At: Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Position: CEO
This former New York State senator was honored at the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards dinner in Woodbury. A Merrick native, Fuschillo served eight terms with the 8th District of Long Island.

During his tenure, he was a strong advocate for those with disabilities, drunk-driving prevention and environmental issues. Some of the signature laws he authored include New York’s landmark Do Not Call Registry, the Clean Indoor Air Law, stronger drunk-driving laws (some of the toughest in the country) and insurance protections for individuals with autism.

He maintained an active and supportive relationship with Long Island Cares, ensuring that adequate government resources were available to support the regional food bank, and he frequently visited the organization’s three facilities. When Sandy hit in 2012 he and his staff worked alongside the organization taking care of storm victims. He was also a constant presence during emergency food and supply distributions.

In a surprise move, he resigned at the start of 2014, leaving a post he could most likely have held for as long as he wished. He decided to explore new challenges and took the helm as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, where he continues to help improve the lives of others and serve the community.
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