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FCA To Honor Peter Morandi & Eastman Cooke Construction at Fall Harvest

MINEOLA, NEW YORK, November 19, 2019- On November 21st, Mineola nonprofit FCA (Family & Children’s Association) will present its 2019 Fall Harvest Celebration at the Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, New York, benefitting FCA’s programs and services for Long Island’s most vulnerable. During the event, the agency will recognize Peter Morandi, CEO of Eastman Cooke Construction, for his professional achievements, charitable initiatives and for his support of FCA’s programs, which include Family Education & Support, Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Programs, Mental Health and Wellness Services, Residential Services and Senior and Adult Services.

“Peter is truly an unsung hero and I’m thrilled that we can give some of the recognition he so richly deserves. FCA’s Fall Harvest Celebration is about gratitude and we are so thankful for everything Peter and Eastman Cooke have done for our community,” explained FCA President/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds.


As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Eastman Cooke (ECA), Peter J. Morandi is a 3rd generation builder of this New York City-based general contracting and construction management firm. Originally from Boston, Mr. Morandi started ECA in 2009, pMorandi color headshot.jpgwhich is currently celebrating its 10th year in business. Under his leadership, the company’s revenue has grown expediently achieving an 80% repeat business rate and serves those in the healthcare, retail, corporate, life science, academic and nonprofit sectors to name a few. ECA has developed an exceptional client list including NYU Langone Health, Audi of Queens, Hospital for Special Surgery, LIM College, Marriot Hotels, Mercedes-Benz of Brooklyn and Jaguar Land Rover of Brooklyn. Frequent projects include ground-up construction and renovations of infrastructure, corporate interiors, healthcare facilities, academic institutions, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories and more. 

Mr. Morandi proudly serves on the Board of Directors at ACDS and also supports many charitable organizations, including City Harvest, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Contractors for Kids, JDRF, The Penney Girls Foundation, Unique People Services, Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He is a recipient of QCP’s Business Leadership Award, BSA’s Distinguished Citizen Award and was recognized as New York Real Estate Journal’s Executive of the Month.

“Eastman Cooke understands that building communities goes beyond steel beams, concrete and glass and shares FCA’s commitment to strengthening families using evidence-based programs and committed professional staff,” Dr. Reynolds said.

Last year’s Fall Harvest Celebration raised $500,000 and was attended by more than 300 guests.  The agency looks forward to another great event this week and is thankful to those who continue to support this highly anticipated annual gathering.  To register for FCA’s 2018 Fall Harvest Celebration, visit: https://fcali.org/events/fall-harvest

To learn more about the Harvest Celebration and upcoming events, contact FCA Special Events Coordinator, Marisa Paladino at 516-746-0350 x4364, or at mpaladino@familyandchildrens.org. Additional information also available at https://fcali.org/events/fall-harvest.

About FCA

FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For the last 135 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.

FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment or economic prosperity. Long Island continues to be one of the greatest place in the world to live and raise a family for many; FCA exists to ensure that be the case for all.

For more information about FCA, visit FCALI.org