“On Saturday, June 18th 2022, after two years of planning and many delays, Ridgewood Savings Bank celebrated our 100th anniversary on our 101st birthday.  With a challenging project list, we reached out to Hillary Needle to provide us with assistance in the planning of this historic event.  Working with Hillary and her team would prove to be the best decision that we had made for such an important moment in the history of our organization.  Through her insight, vision, resources and unmatched expertise, Hillary delivered a fresh approach helping us to deliver an elegant and memorable night.  Hillary was an absolute professional throughout the process and I look forward to working with her on future projects.” Laura Schettino, Relationship Officer, Ridgewood Savings Bank

“The best event I have been to at our bank for the 17 years I have worked here.” That testimonial was received because Hillary helped us plan a fantastic event and evening. She made the process smooth and easy. Her insights, knowledge, vendor connections, pleasant demeanor, enthusiasm, passion and commitment are all so evident in her results. I had the pleasure to work with Hillary many years ago and thought immediately of her to help us with our very special anniversary event. She is a true professional that can be consistently relied upon.” Irene Ferrall, VP/Marketing Director, Ridgewood Savings Bank.

“The Designers + Builders Alliance of LI hired Hillary Needle Events to help us with our signature event  Mystery By Design, which raises funds through sponsorships, ticket sales, raffles and live auction to benefit Kids Need More.   We worked together for months leading up to our industry’s “Event of the Year” which included Designers’ Themed Tablescapes, Cocktail Hour, Sit Down Dinner, Awards and a fantastically fun DJ that had 350 guests dancing right until the last minute of the event.  Without Hillary to help us produce this event we could not have had the success that we did.  She not only organized all the millions of details that go into planning but executed an event that ran so smoothly and professionally that we were able to present Kids Need More with a very generous check from the proceeds.  Hillary also reached out to many of her own contacts to entice sponsorships, donations and ticket sales. Working with Hillary was both a professional and a personal pleasure. ” Marlaina Teich, Mystery By Design Event Chair and Immediate Past President, Designers + Builders Alliance of LI

“In addition to being ranked the #1 Hospital System in NY, NewYork-Presbyterian has earned a reputation for having the finest and most desired events on the social calendar. With this threshold to maintain, it was only natural for us to hire HNE to run the Annual Golf Classic for NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Needless to say, our event was a resounding success; raising over $313,000, a total greater than any other hospital in the NYP network. Our 2015 Annual Gala held at Citi Field netted over $600,000 for Cancer Care in Queens alone. Hillary’s professionalism is matched by her attention to detail, focus and ability to get things done. Her insight and fresh ideas make collaborating with her a must. NYP/Queens looks forward to working with her in the future; and on an array of other high level events.” Shea Lerner, Senior Director of Development, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

“We have used Hillary Needle Events to help us with the Long Island Imagine Awards from the start (2013.) This has proven to be one of the key reasons why the event is successful each year. Between her contacts, insight, ability to manage the event, and her willingness to jump in and take ownership, Hillary is a true asset to us. We anticipate that she will be an Imagine Awards fixture for years to come.” Kenneth Cerini, CPA, CFP, DABFA, Managing Partner, Cerini & Associates, LLP

“The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation had its First Annual Casino Event last night. We used Hillary as our consultant and it was the best decision we could of made. She was a true professional from start to finish with the event. Organized, flexible, and a good listener. She was determined to bring in new people for our event which was accomplished and the event was well attended and full of energy. The three hours were flawless. Thank you for all of your efforts.” Victoria Cohen, Executive Director, The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

“Working with Hillary has been one of the best decisions I have made in running my organization. Hillary has made it easy for me to concentrate on what I do best while knowing that Hillary is handling my organization’s meeting and marketing needs. Even with rapidly changing work priorities, Hillary is cheerful, thoughtful, efficient and willing to go the extra mile to be sure that my organization functions smoothly. Our membership and event sponsorships have dramatically increased. I can safely say that my organization would not have enjoyed our current success without Hillary’s help.” Adam J. Gottlieb, Attorney at Law, P.C., Past President Accountant/Attorney Networking Group

“Hillary came to our rescue when we were without sufficient Development staff and proceeded to take the lead in producing one of our major fundraising events. She quickly picked up on our style and our priorities, added her unique ideas and resources, and worked smoothly and effectively to create a successful event . From planning through implementation she was a “no drama” event coordinator, handling every crisis with calm assurance and total professionalism. Her experience, her creativity and her commitment to our event saved the day!” Cindy Scott and Sandy Oliva, Co-Executive Directors, The Safe Center LI (Formerly the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

“Working with Hillary Needle is like having a Chief Operating Officer at your side—always knowing what to do without you having to say it and executing in a fashion that is truly Top Notch.” Peter J. Klein, CFA, Managing Director, Partner, ALINE Wealth Management & President, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation

“Girls Inc. of Long Island hired Hillary to plan our first annual Butterfly Awards in Fall 2012. She is incredible. From start to finish, she came up with creative and unique ways to help us brand our event. She brought in a tremendous amount of resources to help make our event a giant success. She was responsive to our needs and our expectations. She demonstrates her deep knowledge of successful event planning at every stage of the process. I look forward to our next opportunity to work together!” Neela Mukherjee Lockel,  Former Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Long Island

“Working with Hillary is always a pleasure. With every event, she brings her years of professionalism, expertise and resources to the table. An “event planner extraordinaire,” we know that from the planning stages of an event through its execution, we can always count on Hillary to produce a successful fundraiser.” Alane Fagin, Executive Director, Child Abuse Prevention Services – CAPS

“Once again you pulled off yet another successful gala for a great organization! Congratulations! Personally, I thought it was one of the smoothest run evenings I have attended. There was a wonderful balance to the evening. As a committee member, your enthusiasm, organization and follow up are greatly appreciated. Your dedication to assisting and encouraging us in our efforts as volunteers to raise funds is critical to the overall success of the event. It’s always a pleasure to work together.” Patrick S. Smalley,  Former Executive Vice President & Managing Director, The Garden City Hotel

“I have been extremely fortunate to work closely with Hillary in raising money and awareness for the Mental Health Association of Nassau County as Chairman of their Annual Charity Golf Classic. I am always impressed with her unique insight and keen ability to negotiate all aspects of the fundraising and event planning process. During these tough economic times you need a true professional. Hillary is diligent, organized and committed. Her passion and dedication both personal and professional is evident in her consistent results. She truly makes a difference. ” Robert F. Larocca, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic Relations Officer, SterlingRisk

“It is truly a pleasure to work with Hillary on special events at our club. My management team and I have worked with Hillary Needle Events on golf outings, luncheons and formal dinners and she always takes care of the finest details. She and her dedicated staff have a true knack for customer service. Her company is an asset for any organization that is planning an event. Hillary and her staff make our job easy.” Brett Morris,  Former General Manager, Fresh Meadow Country Club