Children’s Aid Announces Honoree for its Eighth Annual Keeping the Promise Benefit

New York, NY— Children’s Aid will honor Kevin P. Ryan, chairman and founder of Business Insider, GILT, MonogoDB, Zola, Workframe, and Nomad Health, at the Eighth Annual Keeping the Promise Benefit on Thursday, October 18, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street.

“We are truly honored to have Kevin Ryan with us as we continue to ensure that all young people, no matter what zip code they hail from, have the opportunities to unlock their full potential,” said Children’s Aid President and CEO Phoebe C. Boyer. “Kevin has demonstrated many times over that he believes in the young people of New York City.”

Ryan has long been committed to causes that firmly align with the mission of Children’s Aid—the health and welfare of people living in under-resourced communities, quality educational programming, and human rights issues. All of those are fundamental to the work of Children’s Aid to make certain that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people.

“I am proud to support Children’s Aid and their mission of ensuring children throughout New York City have the bright futures they deserve,” said Ryan. “Children’s Aid is breaking barriers in providing children with limitless potential to learn, grow, and succeed.”

This Eighth Annual Benefit is brought to life by Rafanelli Events and evokes feelings of childhood nostalgia by introducing an iconic childhood item, swings. The dinner space will feature a staircase made out of massive swings as a nod to the Children’s Aid tagline, “every step of the way.” The program will feature Phoebe C. Boyer and youth who benefit from the organization’s cradle-through-college continuum of services designed to give young people the tools they need to learn, grow, and lead successful, independent lives. The event is expected to raise more than $1.5 million to support these programs.

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Children’s Aid is an independent, nonprofit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at 212.949.4938/347.266.9730, email, or visit

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