2018 Annual Gala

Honoring Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning public television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur
Performance by Jessica Fontana, Broadway and film star
Performance by Santino Fontana, Broadway and film star
Performance by Idina Menzel, Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and Broadway icon
Hosted by Sunny Hostin, Co-host of The View and Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News
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You’re invited to join us on the evening of Monday, May 14, 2018, for The Child Center of NY’s Annual Spring Gala at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. This year’s gala will celebrate 65 years of service to some of New York City’s most underprivileged children and families — and the success we have had in assisting those children to reach their full potential in life, regardless of the hurdles they face each day.

It is our sincere pleasure to honor Chef Lidia Bastianich, an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best-selling cookbook author with a dozen books published to date, a successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business.

2018 Annual Gala

May 14, 2018

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Pier 61
New York, NY 10011

6:30 p.m. Cocktails/7:30 p.m. Dinner
Festive Attire

Join Us

2018 Gala Reservation Form >

Gala Committee

Paula Barnes
Katie Brennan
Jennifer Milacci
Chasity Santoro
Sher Sparano
Gelvina Stevenson

Sponsorship Opportunities

To support this year's gala, please visit our online 2018 Gala reservation form.

Angel Sponsor $100,000

  • Exclusive VIP seating for 20
  • Company logo prominently displayed, signage, and promotional materials, including Platinum Page virtual journal ad
  • Full page ad on a cover of the event program
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor

Champion Sponsor $50,000

  • Premium seating for 10
  • Full page ad on an inside cover of the event program
  • Prominent logo on signage
  • Gold page virtual journal ad
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor

Benefactor Sponsor $25,000

  • Preferred seating for 10
  • Silver page journal ad
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor

Mentor Sponsor $10,000

  • Reserved seating for 10
  • Full page virtual journal ad

Friend Sponsor $7,500

  • Reserved seating for 10
  • Listing in the virtual journal


VIP Ticket $1,000

  • Preferred seating
  • Listing in the virtual journal

Individual Ticket $750

Virtual Journal

  • Platinum Page at $5,000
  • Gold Page at $4,000
  • Silver Page at $2,500
  • Full Page at $1,000
  • Half Page at $600


Journal ad specs are as follows:

Full Page Ad Size: 8”w x 3.625”h
Half Page Ad Size: 3.8"w x 3.625"h
Resolution: 300 dpi (2400 x 1088 pixels)

Color: RGB
File Type: Jpeg or PNG

Please email files to Gala@ChildCenterNY.org by Friday, May 4

Sponsors as of March 23, 2018

Angel Sponsor

Patricia & Richard Jay

Mentor Sponsors

Flushing Bank
Amy Rappaport & Garrett D’Alessandro
Chasity & Peter Santoro

Friend Sponsors

Benjamin & Anne Bahr
Katie & Jim Brennan
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Jennifer Milacci & Marc Scher
The Nicolosi Law Firm, P.C.
Nell & Adam Schwartz
Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson

VIP Sponsors

AmTrust Title
Angelson Family Foundation
Diane Lewis & Jon Beres
Manju & Naren Bewtra
The Driscoll Group


Steven Feldman
Susanna Felleman & Erik Feig
Jay C. Nadel


Park Sutton Advisors, LLC
PPB Capital Partners, LLC
RiverPark Capital LLC
Roselyne Swig
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC

Take a look at our list of generous
supporters who helped make the 2017 gala a success,
benefitting children and families in need.

View 2017 Supporters

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