May 15, 2018 user

The New York Center For Children 23rd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit

Jonathan Crook, Lauren Vernon, Meghan Pardi, Michael Gala, Linda Schoenthaler, Martin Foont ©Patrick McMullan

Jonathan Crook, Lauren Vernon, Meghan Pardi, Michael Gala, Linda Schoenthaler, Martin Foont ©Patrick McMullan

Featuring Live Music by Englewinds Silent Auction and Call for the Cause

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted a highly successful 23rd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Clement Restaurant at The Peninsula New York in New York City. 2018 marks the 5th Annual Spring Benefit hosted by the Peninsula Hotel and NYCC is proud of the collaborative relationship built with the hotel since 2009.

Notable Guests included; Glenn Askin, Marilyn & Richard Berger, Jonathan Crook, Christine Crowther, Marty Foont, Michael F. Gala, Vincent & Robert Gardino, Edward Greenblatt, Katherine Grimm, Jason Harrell, Michele Herbert, Juliet Herzberg, Betsy Hoover, Adam Kudelka, Isabel MarÇal, Sarah McNamara, Daniel A. Nigro, Jean O’Shea, Meghan Pardi, Betty Pierre, Christine Rales, Marlene Sandler, Swati Sawjiany, Linda Schoenthaler, Jean Shafiroff, Sybil Shainwald, Julissa Taveras, Debra & Bill Toppeta, Lauren Vernon, Nancy Vick, and Maggie Wolk.

This year, the NYCC celebrated more than 23 years of helping the most vulnerable children achieve their full potential. The benefit, which coincided with National Child Abuse Prevention Month, helped to raise funds for the Center’s work in healing, prevention and education. This year’s event featured a “Lift Me Up” theme, which reflected the organization’s aim to bring about hope and help children achieve their dreams. The benefit featured live music by Award Winning Eco-Music Ensemble Englewinds, and a silent auction featuring coveted travel offers, fine dining, tickets to cultural performances, high end fashion accessories and more.

The event raised more than $180,000 toward the organization’s mission to support victims of child abuse and their families. 170 guests gathered at the Clement Restaurant for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres and participated in a silent auction to benefit the charity, which took place throughout the evening.

Corporate Sponsors for the evening included The Peninsula New York, 26Five, Financial Decisions, GreenOak, GlobeTax, Mariner Wealth Advisors.

Founded in 1995, NYCC is the only independent center in New York City to provide free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse and their families, for as long as their healing requires. The dedicated staff will never turn a child in need away. The NYCC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on donations to ensure it is able to provide these services.

Honorary Chair of the NYCC Board of Directors, Kate Spade, believes that at the Center, “Children are supported in their journey to a safer place.” To date, the center has helped more than 15,000 families receive care. The New York Center for Children also provides groundbreaking training programs on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse, attended by medical students, doctors, nurses and first responders worldwide. More than 20,000 professionals have been trained through NYCC’s educational programs.

(Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

About the New York Center for Children

Founded in 1995 with the support of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mosbacher, The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services to children and families at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance. In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

For more information on NYCC, visit  newyorkcenterforchildren.org

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Jonathan Crook, Linda Schoenthaler ©Patrick McMullan

 

Chavi Scharfman, Barbara Pitkoff, Linda Schoenthaler, Kenneth Gutwillig, Florence Dupont, Krystina Brown ©Patrick McMullan

 

Michael Gala, Vita Gala ©Patrick McMullan

 

Meghan Pardi, Linda Schoenthaler, Martin Foont ©Patrick McMullan

 

Jason Harell, Glenn Askin ©Patrick McMullan

 

Julie Kaufman, Sarah Newman, Kelly Maurer, Martin Foont, Mahais Razaei, Brandra Khmedaj, Jillian Harvey, Alicia Murad ©Patrick McMullan

 

Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan

 

Betsy Hoover, Glenn Askin, Marlene Sandler, Michael Gala, Linda Schoenthaler, Lauren Vernon, Isabel Marcel ©Patrick McMullan

 

Linda Schoenthaler, Betsy Hoover ©Patrick McMullan

 

Dan Nigro ©Patrick McMullan

 

Randi Subarsky, Marlene Sandler, Sarah McNamara ©Patrick McMullan

 

Maggie Wolk ©Patrick McMullan

 

Jean Shafiroff, Lauren Vernon, Michele Herbert ©Patrick McMullan

 

Stella Flame, Marlene Sandler, Sarah Goldfarb, Astou Falls ©Patrick McMullan

 

Jake Montagnino, Christine Crowther, Susanne Schalin ©Patrick McMullan

 

Jonathon Knepper, Amy Knepper, Meghan Pardi, Darryl Pardi ©Patrick McMullan

 

Atmosphere ©Patrick McMullan

 

Englewinds ©Patrick McMullan

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