Honoring Jim Hovis
Merchandising Vice President - Outdoor Living & Power, The Home Depot

The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, NY. This special event benefits two organizations dedicated to raising vital funds to help children live fulfilling and rewarding lives: Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation and Autism Speaks. This year, we are proud to honor Jim Hovis, Merchandising Vice President - Outdoor Living & Power, The Home Depot. To participate in the Golf Classic, please use the links below to register for golf and to purchase sponsorships and journal advertisements. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you this Fall!

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Please register prior to 9/23/2016.
Promote your company at this exciting event.  Sponsorships must be reserved by 9/16/2016.
Journal ads must be reserved by 9/16/2016.
Please donate raffle and gift bag items. Items must be received by 9/26/2016.

2016 Golf Classic Brochure

Schedule of Events

Glen Head Country Club, Glen Head, NY
  • Registration & Brunch 10:30 AM
  • Putting Contest 11:00 AM
  • Tee Off 12:00 PM
  • Followed by Cocktails & Dinner, Presentation, Raffles, Prizes & Awards at 5:00 pm
*This is a rain or shine event. The Brunch and Dinner will go on regardless of weather conditions.


Glen Head Country Club, Inc.
240 Glen Cove Road
Glen Head, NY 11545
Main: (516) 676-4050
Fax: (516) 676-4095

From Eastern Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway West to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Proceed north on Glen Cove Road for 4.9 miles. After 1.9 miles you will cross over Northern Blvd., then proceed north for 3 miles to club entrance on left.

From New York City and Western Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway East to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Proceed North on Glen Cove Road for 4.9 miles to club entrance on left.

Hotel Information

To reserve a room at The Garden City Hotel with the special Golf Classic rate of $219.00/night, please call 1-800-547-0400 and reference the group name: Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation.

Hotel reservations must be made by Friday, 9/9/2016 to receive the rate. The rate is available on both 10/9/2016 and 10/10/2016.

The Garden City Hotel
45 7th Street
Garden City, NY 11530

For more information, please contact the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation:

Matilde Tysz:  (516) 612-0444

Thank you again for your support!

2016 Honoree

Jim Hovis
Merchandising Vice President - Outdoor Living & Power
The Home Depot

Jim Hovis is vice president of merchandising for The Home Depot. He is responsible for the Company's outdoor living and power business.
Jim joined the Company in 1998 as rebates manager. He has held roles of increasing responsibility including associate merchant, field install manager, inventory merchant for distribution centers, merchant, global product merchant, divisional merchandise manager and, most recently, merchandising vice president for tools.
Prior to joining the Company, Jim was a buyer with RSR Group, where he also spent time in operations and sales. Jim actively supports several Home Depot charitable initiatives, especially those focused on housing for all and veterans.

Past Honorees

Billy Bastek
Merchandising Vice President - Tools
The Home Depot (2015)

Harvey Gerstman
Co-Founder, Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation
Principal, Harvey Gerstman Associates, Inc. (2014)

Pat Farrah
The Home Depot (2013)

Marty Gallagher
Vice President
The Home Depot (2012)

Bill Lennie

The Home Depot Canada (2011)

Joe McFarland

President-Northern Division
The Home Depot (2010)



To afford children with special needs the opportunity to attend summer day and sleep-away camps in integrated settings. The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation enables children with special needs in the New York Metropolitan Area and the Northeast United States to experience summer camp. By partnering with existing accredited camps, the Foundation affords families the ability to send children into integrated camp settings. The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation believes that every child deserves the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and fun learning environment. The Foundation’s primary goal is to allow each child to build self esteem and friendships through integrated camping environments. The first Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation camp program was launched in 2003 at the Cross Island YMCA in Bellerose, New York and was an enormous success. In developing this special camp, Jean Dattner, the Cross Island YMCA’s Special Populations Director, realized a lifelong dream to serve an unserved population in the community, and will continue to provide her vision and leadership to the camp in the years to come.

The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.


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