70th Anniversary Gala
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70th Anniversary Gala

On the evening of Thursday, May 25, The Child Center of NY held its 70th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating 70 Years of Building Brighter Futures Together. Thank you to everyone for coming to our gala to support our life-changing programming and vision! It was an unforgettable evening that celebrated our communities rising above the status quo to reach new levels of possibility in their lives. We believe even brighter possibilities lie ahead. We are grateful for your partnership and hope you will continue to join us in looking to the future with boldness.

Event Emcee: Elizabeth A. Davis

Tony Award & Drama Desk Award Nominee

Elizabeth A. Davis

Photo by: JD Urban

Special Performance: Joya Bravo

Classically trained violinist, artist, singer, rapper, and actress

Special Performance: Joya Bravo

Follow her journey at www.joyabravo.com

70th Anniversary Gala

May 25, 2023
Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:15 p.m. Dinner
Festive Attire

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Questions? Contact us at gala@childcenterny.org.

The Child Center of NY Gala Committee

Katie Brennan, Co-Chair
Jennifer Milacci, Co-Chair
Dick Jay
Patricia Jay
Allison Greene
Kylie Springs
Alexandra Schmidt


Amazin’ Mets Foundation

Community Partner Award

Amazin’ Mets Foundation
Dick & Patricia Jay

Distinguished Service Award

Dick & Patricia Jay

Russell L. Carson Award

Diane Valente, LCSW-R

Gala Sponsors

Generation Sponsor

Joseph and Katherine Macari Foundation, Inc.

Champion Sponsor

Garrett D'Alessandro & Amy Rappaport

Benefactor Sponsor

Barbara Deli, MD
Greenberg Traurig
Pat & Dick Jay
Nell Shanahan & Adam H. Schwartz

Mentor Sponsor

Julie Amadeo
Anne & Benjamin Bahr
Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Ficalora Family Foundation
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jennifer Milacci & Marc Scher
Jane & Leopold Swergold
TD Bank
Ziya & Kairus Tarapore

Friend Sponsor

Katie & Jim Brennan
Community Care Rx
HUB International Northeast
Barbara and Conner Mulvee
Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
Techworks Consulting Inc.

Rising Stars

D'Arcy & Peter Green
Louise & Erv Shames

Anniversary Sponsors

Amalgamated Bank
Applied Design Initiative, LLC
Andrew Block
Brown & Brown of Garden City
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus
Nancye & Robert Falzon
Cindy Mann Haiken & Matthew Haiken
LDI Color Toolbox
Tracey & Kyle Mumford
Muss Development LLC
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Pond Family Foundation
Gail Roseman
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan


Ceridian HCM
Rebecca and Dave DeLaet
Robert Jesurum & Christine Petrucci
Kenneth Jones
Doree & Robert Levy
Joseph McAraw
Beth & Jay Nadel
Joanne Persad
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Kathleen Rivera & Grant & Jovita McIver
Don Scardino
Edward Shanahan
Silberberg Family Philanthropy Fund
Elisa Strauss & Marc Ricks
The Lucia Group
Windstream Enterprise


Kristin Amato-Aliani
Peter Karoczkai - Gotham Cloud
Rina & Howard Pianko
Melinda & Donald Weber


Tracie & Mark Basch
Beth Blumenthal & Ron Corwin
Adrian Engel
Partricia & Daniel Hanwacker
Mary & Martin Jacobson
Matt Landau
Russell & Jane Launer
Ian Leyden
Ridgewood Savings Bank
Linda Susman
Elaine Wilderman
Brently Winstead

*Sponsors as of May 18, 2023

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Learn about The Child Center's initiative to measure and understand how our programs disrupt the trajectory of generational poverty.

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supporters who helped make the 2022 gala a success,
benefitting children and families in need.

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