Cord Meyer car shows in Bay Terrace raises $3,000 for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

Cord Meyer donation to St Mary’s photo
Brett Stewart, development manager at Cord Meyer Development (second from right) is joined by members of the Queens Classic Car Club in presenting St. Mary’s Hospital for Children with a $3,000 check from funds raised at a series of car shows this summer held at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Pictured from left to right are Sean R. Lally, VP of development and external affairs, chief quality and strategy officer at St. Mary’s; Queens Classic Car Club members James Pringle, Diane Duncan and Jackie DeLuca; and Hugh Kelly, director of major gifts for St. Mary’s. (Photo courtesy of Cord Meyer)

A series of classic car shows over the summer helped raise money for a Bayside children’s hospital.

From mid-July to the end of August, the Cord Meyer Development Company hosted regular car shows at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, which featured automobiles from Jackie DeLuca and the Queens Classic Car Club.

Through 50/50 raffles, participants at the events raised $3,000 for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. Additionally, Cord Meyer provided a $10,000 sponsorship for the October Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary’s Kids.

The Bayside hospital is the city’s only pediatric post-acute facility, caring for children with special health care needs and medically complex conditions.

“Cord Meyer and our Bay Terrace Shopping Center have a long history of supporting area not-for-profits, including St. Mary’s,” said Cord Meyer CEO Matthew Whalen. “We were thrilled to partner with the Queens Classic Car Club this summer for the hugely popular car shows and are honored to join them in presenting St. Mary’s with this donation. More than a shopping center, the Bay Terrace has become a true community destination and we look forward to hosting more events here that see the community come together for important local causes.”

The development company said that the car show and other arts and culture events are part of its mission to be the “heart of the community.”