Reimagining the Future

Monday, May 23, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Virtual Benefit
Stay tuned for the date of our 2023 gala/benefit.
It’s not too late! Although the event has passed, you still can support a new vision for the future.
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View the inspiring video of our 2022 Virtual Benefit and learn about our groundbreaking four initiatives!

On Monday, May 23, 2022, The Child Center of NY held its Virtual Benefit. It was a chance to present our vision for the next 70 years by giving a high-level vision of our four initiatives: Family Health & Wellness (Enhancing Family Health), Improving Graduation Rates, Cash+Community Works, and Research, Development, Innovation, and Training. We were grateful for the opportunity to shine a light on the incredible work our team is accomplishing for 55,000 children, families, and their communities every year.


The Russell L. Carson Visionary Award was established in 2015 to recognize employees and supporters who perform above and beyond expectations, initiate creative solutions despite limited resources, and demonstrate entrepreneurship in increasing the accessibility to services and opportunities for children and families. The award is named for Russell Carson, whose steadfast and generous support has played an instrumental role in advancing the Child Center mission.


Lidia Bastianich Chef, Emmy Award-winning public television host, best-selling cookbook author, and successful restaurateur
Mauricio L. Miller MacArthur Fellow, CEO of Community Independence Initiative, founder of the Center for Peer-driven Change, and author of The Alternative

Thank you to the generous supporters who made our 2022 Virtual Benefit a success for the families and communities we serve.

Virtual Journal


  • Angels Trudi Elbaum Gottesman and Bob Gottesman Pat and Dick Jay Joseph & Katherine Macari Foundation
  • Champions Garrett D'Alessandro and Amy Rappaport
  • Benefactors Greenberg Traurig, LLP Jennifer Milacci and Marc Scher Pond Family Foundation Trust Nell Shanahan and Adam Schwartz
  • Mentors Julie Amadeo Ficalora Family Foundation Bernard Groveman Anne Marie Macari Tina and Steven Price Charitable Foundation
  • Friends Anne and Benjamin Bahr Katie and Jim Brennan Jackson Lewis, P.C. Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson Techworks Consulting, Inc.
  • Rising Stars The Coffey Family Giving Fund D'Arcy and Peter Green Robert Jesurum New York Community Bank Foundation Louise and Erv Shames Dr. David and Ilene Siscovick TD Private Client Group DJ Williams
*As of May 31

Take a look at our list of generous supporters who helped make the 2021 gala a success, benefitting children and families in need.

View 2021 Supporters