For the third consecutive year, the Future Business Leaders of America at Hampton Bays High School received a generous donation from Hampton Bays-based Kenneth G. Pagano, courtesy his business, Allstate Insurance Company.

Mr. Pagano, through a grant from his company, wrote a $1,000 check to the group. Allstate has allocated resources to the high school’s FBLA since its inception three years ago.

“They are the future,” Mr. Pagano said of the FBLA members during a meeting of the officers to thank him for his donation on Nov. 29 at the high school. “It’s a terrific program. The sooner they can get in the right direction, the better.”

Mr. Pagano is also working with the group to apply for a $5,000 grant from Allstate for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. That money would be disbursed to the district if the grant is approved, according to Mr. Pagano. The deadline for the application is Dec. 7.
Shanna Heaney and Harry Fotopoulos, the club’s co-presidents, thanked Mr. Pagano for his continued support of the FBLA. They said that they are working diligently to get the paperwork completed for the additional $5,000 grant for the school.

“He’s always been a steadfast supporter of the group and of Hampton Bays schools,” said FBLA co-adviser Eleni Fotopoulos. “We are thankful.”