Queens Library Honors Four New Yorkers

Books on the shelf of a library. Photo by Jamie Taylor on Unsplash.

Books on the shelf of a library. Photo by Jamie Taylor on Unsplash.

By Dylan Campbell

What do the president of an architecture firm, a president of a bank, the leader of a nonprofit and a former New York City Council Member have in common? The Queens Library thinks they’re great.

The Queens library announced Wednesday four New Yorkers they think are doing the most to help their fellow New Yorkers.

The honorees -- three from Queens -- will be recognized by Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott and Queens Library Foundation Executive Director Amy Mugavero for their “lifelong commitment to helping New Yorkers achieve their dreams” at a gala on October 23. Woodhaven

“Through their professional achievements and civic contributions, these exemplary individuals have demonstrated they share Queens Library’s vision of a society that is vibrant, informed, cohesive and empowered,” said Walcott. “It is a privilege for Queens Library to celebrate all they have done to transform people’s lives and strengthen New York City’s communities.”

The recipients include:

Carl Galioto, FAIA, originally of Queensboro Hill. Galioto is the president and managing principal of the New York and Philadelphia offices of HOK, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and interior design firms

Peter M. Meyer, originally of Woodhaven, is the president of TD Bank’s New York City Market.

Ana L. Oliveira, president and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, a non-profit grant-making organization that supports and empowers women

Hon. Edward L. Sadowsky, a former New York City Council Member and member of the Queens Library Board of Trustees.

The gala will take place on the main floor of Queens Museum.