The 25th Anniversary Annual Cleary Golf Classic has been rescheduled for June 15, 2015.
We thank all of our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for their support in making Cleary School a better place for the children of Long Island.
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Ron Parr is 'President of The Parr Organization Incorporated in Ronkonkoma, one of Long Island's largest and most respected real estate development and construction firms. He is also a community business leader and an active supporter of Long Island educational, cultural, and charitable organization.
The Parr Organization has developed and built millions of square feet of office and industrial space throughout Long Island and as one of Long Island's largest home builders, has built over several thousand homes along with creating the master plan for the redevelopment of 750 acres in Central Islip. The Parr Organization recently completed the state of the art 180,000 square foot Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center there, along with having previously completed the prize-winning College Woods development in Central Islip, the largest community redevelopment program of single-family homes in New York State at that time. Another company development, the Park Row Townhouses in Central Islip, was one of fifty projects nationwide named by the National Association of Homebuilders "for outstanding achievement in the area of affordable housing." The company has also developed several industrial parks in Suffolk County, Long Island. The most recently completed Culinary Arts Facility in Riverhead, leased to Suffolk County Community College, is a project that Mr. Parr is particularly proud of because of its revitalization effect on the downtown Riverhead community.
The recipient of many awards, Mr. Parr was named Commercial Developer of the Year by Long Island Business News. He has also received the Spirit of Long Island Award given by the Long Island Business Development Council, was honored by the Association for the Help of Retarded Children and was presented with its Distinguished Service Award along with a Proclamation from the Suffolk County Executive recognizing his service to the Suffolk County community.
He also received Distinguished Citizen awards from both the Family Service Association of Nassau County and the Working Organization for Retarded Children and Adults. He won a similar award from the Suffolk District of the Boy Scouts of America. He was the recipient of Dowling College's Distinguished Citizen Award and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College. In addition, Mr. Parr received the Distinguished Community Service Award from Touro College Law Center. He was also named "Outstanding Long Island Developer" by the Long 'Island Business Development Council and was given the .annual Joseph Giacalone Award by the Long Island Mid-Suffolk Business Action Group for "outstanding leadership in Long Island economic development." Mr. Parr was also named Entrepreneur of the Year by ACIT (Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology),
Mr. Parr is a trustee of Dowling College and Chaired its Physical Resources Planning Committee. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of The Energeia Partnership- The Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molly College, and he is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and past golf tournament chairman for the Cleary School for the Deaf. He is a former board member and past chairman of the Committee on Local Government of the Long Island Builders Association, as well as a past instructor in their builder's training program, and a former member of the Suffolk; County Planning Commission.
Barbara Parr started working as a biology teacher right after graduating from Hunter College in NYC. She taught at Frances Lewis High School in Queens and then at Bethpage High School on Long Island.
After their son, Ron was born; Barbara retired from teaching biology, but became active in several volunteer organizations. She taught religious education classes for her church, taught ESK through the library Adult Literacy Program, facilitated Quit Smoking clinics for the American Cancer Society (ACS) along with serving as a motivational speaker and fundraiser for the ACS. For many years she served on the board of D of Working Organization for Retarded Children and Adults (WORC) and Clear School for the Deaf.
After becoming an empty nester, Barbara returned to work part time, working for a private learning center, helping students prepare for the SAT exam, ACT exams, and regents biology exam.
Barbara’s love of education continued well after receiving her degrees. She has taken Classes at Suffolk County College, Stony Brook University, and it currently taking classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program at Stony Brook University.
We have been active supporters of Cleary School for the Deaf for many years. As firm believers in quality education for all, we have witnessed the exemplary work that Cleary has done with deaf children.
As technology for hearing impairments has changed, bringing with it new and controversial challenges to the deaf community, we have been continually impressed with how the teachers and administrators at Cleary were sensitive to those challenges and at the same time were able to adapt their programs to meet the changing needs of their students.
Please join us in saying, “Kudos, Cleary! Job will done!”