President's Message

Melissa Kaiser
President, Long Island Elite
Branch Manager, Investors Bank

Surpassing 15 years is an impressive accomplishment for any organization, let alone one that has successfully mentored and embraced hundreds of young business professionals on Long Island. That, though, is not all the Long Island Elite (LIE) has achieved over the past decade-and-a-half.

Approximately four years ago, the LIE began to focus its philanthropic efforts by supporting one Long Island based not-for-profit organization that serves the neighborhoods we live in, work in and call home. By partnering with these organizations, we have not only helped to raise vital funds for new programs and initiatives that are needed within our communities, but we have also spread an awareness of the important work that these incredible not for profits do. This year, on its crystal anniversary, the LIE is honored to partner with the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF), a leader in caring for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their families.

Few organizations touch as many lives as LIAF. Unfortunately, we all have been touched by someone struggling with Alzheimer’s or know someone caring for a loved one with this disease. It has become an all too common condition. By selecting LIAF as this year’s Charity Partner, the LIE looks to not only support Alzheimer’s patients with new programs and services, but also the caregivers that spend countless hours with them.

Together, the LIE and the LIAF strive to improve the quality of life for more than 55,000 Long Island residents. Please share in this opportunity to make a truly meaningful impact in the lives of those we know and love.


About The Long Island Elite

Founded in 2002, Long Island Elite (LIE) is an organization dedicated to fostering the growth and development of Long Island’s business professionals and emerging regional leaders.

It is an open group of individuals who believe in the philosophy of standing together to support each other’s careers and helping those who are less fortunate.

Elite is not what members and our advisors consider ourselves to be. Elite is about caring, giving and stepping up to a leadership role. Helping lead the way in support of charities and businesses is what this organization is all about. It seeks to impact the future of Long Island and protect its communities. As young professionals, we are dedicated to keeping Long Island a thriving business community, a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Members of the LIE and its board of advisors accomplish its goals through programs, activities and special events that support and raise funds for the Island’s not-for-profit community.

We cannot accomplish our objectives alone. We invite you to join us and help make a difference on Long Island today, while becoming a future leader of tomorrow.