MILWAUKEE — The Luxaire® brand of Johnson Controls Inc., in partnership with distributor Abco HVACR Supply + Solutions, Long Island City, New York, sponsored the Make-A-Wish Metro New York “Power of a Wish” gala.

The annual gala, held in New York City, raised $1.8 million to support the mission of granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

Actress, Tina Fey — a wish granter herself – hosted the event, which celebrates the life-changing impact wishes can have on children and their families. Abco CEO Michael Senter attended the event. Senter served on the Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York board of directors from 2002 to 2016.

Luxaire sponsors and supports the organization on a national level and donates on behalf of its distributors and contractors.

Make-A-Wish grants the wish of children diagnosed with a critical illness in the United States approximately every 34 minutes. Luxaire and its distributors help make those wishes a reality, which gives wish children the emotional strength they need to fight their illnesses. Since 2001, Luxaire has donated over $4 million to 23 chapters in the organization.

“We are so grateful for all of our supporters, including Luxaire, for their generosity and support of the gala,” said Phil Lussier, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Metro New York. "Raising $1.8 million brings us closer to our goal of reaching every eligible child in our communities.”

Publication date: 8/02/2018

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