2018 Annual Gala

Thank you for supporting our gala this year!

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

On the evening of Monday, May 14, 2018, The Child Center of NY held its Annual Spring Gala at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. This year’s gala celebrated 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 was 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

View 2017 Gala Photos

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



Patricia & Dick Jay



New York Community Foundation Bank
Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Jennifer Milacci & Marc Scher
Garrett D’Alessandro & Amy Rappaport
Flushing Bank
Pond Family Trust
Chasity & Peter Santoro


Anne & Benjamin Bahr
Katie & Jim Brennan
Barbara Deli, MD & Neeraj Bewtra
Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
The Nicolosi Law Firm, P.C.
Nell & Adam Schwartz
Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
Aliana & David Spungen


Manju & Narindra Bewtra
Heather & Peter Boneparth
Fidelity National Title Company of NY
D’Arcy & Peter Green
Diane Macari & Brian Medlin
Prince Street Capital Management
Jennifer & Gregory Shufro


American Telephone Company
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Cullen & Dykman
Cynthia & Matthew Haiken
Nancy & Robert Falzon

The Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust
Muss Development LLC
Mutual of America
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC


AmTrust Title
Ana Aguilar & Taylor Smith
Angelson Family Foundation
Applied Design
Michael Asaro
Cento Fine Foods
Mark Cicirelli
City National Bank
Steven Feldman
Susanna Felleman & Erik Feig
Jeffrey Gage

Christina Goerler
Groothuis & Co.
Alexander Jesurum
Robert Jesurum & Christine Petrucci
Jesurum-Brown Family
AnneMarie Macari
Robert Maldonado
Jay Nadel
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
PPB Capital Partners LLC
Park Sutton Advisors, LLC
Rina & Howard Pianko

Michael Reynolds
RiverPark Funds
Fay & Bill Shutzer
Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
Louis & Erv Shames
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Leopold Swergold
Roselyne Swig
Techworks Consulting Inc.
The Driscoll Group
Lory & Allen Wasserman

The Child Center's annual gala is our biggest fundraiser. It plays a crucial role in giving The Child Center the ability to strengthen 30,000 children with the skills, opportunity, and support they need to become secure, capable, and confident adults. If you were unable to attend the gala this year, you still can be a part of our work by making a donation through our secure server or by emailing us at fundraising@childcenterny.org.

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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