Cb 5 Chair to Lead Library Foundation

Glendale”s Arcuri Helps Raise Funds

Already the chairperson of Community Board 5 and an active member of various other local organizations, Glendale’s Vincent Arcuri received yet another title on Monday, Nov. 10: president of the Queens Library Foundation board of directors.

Previously the board’s vice president, Arcuri was elevated to leader of the Queens Borough Public Library’s fund-raising wing, founded in 1988 to secure revenue from private entities and residents to support library programs.

“I’m honored to assume the role of board president,” Arcuri said in a statement on Monday. “Growing up in Glendale, queens, I spent much of my formative years at the historic Glendale branch library, where I learned how to read and developed my love of history. I know the importance of the library to the community, and how much it needs the support of the private and philanthropic sectors.”

“We’re fortunate that the foundation had such a capable candidate ready to lead us,” added Diana Chapin, Queens Library Foundation’s executive director. “Vinnie is a noted business and community leader and a long-time member of our board, and we look forward to supporting the library under his guidance.”

Arcuri spent 40 years in the construction industry, retiring after working in the recovery efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. This is his 39th year as a member of Board 5 and has been its chairperson since 2003; he also chaired the board for a period between the 1980s and early 1990s.

He is additional vice president of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center’s board of trustees.

The Glendale resident is also an active member in a host of other civic and community organizations including the Queens County Traffic Safety Council; the Queens Borough President’s Aviation Advisory Council; the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society’s advisory board; the Kosciuszko Bridge Stakeholders Advisory Council; the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District; the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation; the Kiwanis Club of Glendale; and the Boy Scouts of America’s Queens Council.

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