Children's Aid Benefit 2021 - Save the Dae

Children's Aid Benefit 2021

The Children’s Aid Benefit is a celebration of the young people served by our life-changing programs and recognition of the partners who support our important work. Now in its 11th year, the benefit is Children’s Aid’s showcase event, attracting hundreds of generous industry leaders, community luminaries, and cherished, philanthropic friends annually. This year, for the first time in our history, our benefit will be a hybrid event, providing guests with the choice between an in-person or virtual experience.

This format allows us to highlight individual and corporate partners in a unique way, while inspiring and educating the public about our life-changing work and essential, front-line responders who have not only helped keep New York City afloat, but also ensure it comes back thriving. For those who are ready to safely gather, we welcome you to join us in person at the iconic Ziegfeld Ballroom. And for those who wish to gather from your own homes, you too, can be a part of this special evening.

Join us on Thursday, October 21 for this not-to-be-missed event as we recognize the essential role Children’s Aid continues to play in New York City, now and throughout its 168-year history. Our annual benefit provides necessary funding for our critical work, with 100% of the net proceeds supporting the young people and programs of Children’s Aid. If you would like to support this great effort, please click the “RSVP” link below; tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Safety is our priority. Children's Aid continues to monitor City, State, and Federal COVID guidelines. Following city regulations, all in-person guests will need to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Other applicable protocols required at the time of the event will be followed.




COVID-19 FAQVirtual Guests General Admission FAQ 

Hosts and Guests Virtual Table FAQDigital ProgramDigital Night-of Package

Check out our video from last year’s virtual benefit.

Event Details

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual and live program from 8:00-8:30 p.m.

Cocktail Attire

For more information or to RSVP, contact Director of Events Malia Poai at or 212.284.4591.


Reginald Van Lee
Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group

Benefit Committee

Benefit Host Committee Chairs

Jill Johnson and Tom Reynolds
Beth and Ira Leventhal

Benefit Committee

Jackie Barth and Jay Nydick
Leslie and Ashish Bhutani
Phoebe Boyer and Todd Snyder
Julie and Sebastian Guth
Christopher and Cathy Lawrence
Lauren Melkus
Holly Phillips and Jose Tavarez

Eren Rosenfeld and Jack Dunne
Lauren Razook Roth and John Roth
Amy and Charlie Scharf
Susan L. Taylor
Suzanne Waltman and Martin Friedman


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