New York, NY – Children’s Aid hosted its 12th Annual Benefit to celebrate the organization’s history of service in New York City on Oct. 20 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. This year, the agency honored the unsung heroes of our work – our staff.
The event raised $1.9 million, which will directly fund the life-changing programs that Children’s Aid offers to under-resourced communities across New York City.
“Our staff are the heart and soul of Children’s Aid,” said President & CEO Phoebe C. Boyer. “They show up for our children and families every single day. As the past two and a half years have shown, they will not let any obstacle stand in the way of providing support for the people who need it most in New York City. It’s an honor to serve alongside them every day, and it’s a joy to be able to celebrate them at this year’s Benefit.”
This was Children’s Aid’s 12th Annual Benefit, and the theme – “By Land and Sea” – recognized the great adventure that our staff guide our clients on every day.
“It takes courage, support, and a stable foundation to go out and take on the world,” said Malia Poai, Director of Events. “Children’s Aid provides these essential tools for their children and families so they can achieve their dreams without limitation. With the help of our event partners, Rafanelli Events Management, our guests will set out on an adventure to the great beyond as we honor our fearless leaders and the staff who make it all possible.”
The 2021 Benefit, which was a hybrid event because of COVID protocols in New York City, raised more than $1.8 million.
The 2022 Benefit was sponsored at the Ambassador level by the Children’s Aid Board of Trustees, Leslie and Ashish Bhutani, and Coleman Family Ventures. The Benefit Committee was comprised of: Iris Abron; Bayer; Leslie and Ashish Bhutani; Phoebe Boyer and Todd Snyder; Jill Johnson and Tom Reynolds; Beth and Ira Leventhal; Jill and Brian Olson; Eren Rosenfeld and Jack Dunne; Lauren Razook Roth and John Roth; Amy and Charlie Scharf; Reginald Van Lee and Corey L. McCathern; Suzanne Waltman and Martin Friedman; and Merryl Snow Zegar.
For more information, visit childrensaidnyc.org/benefit.
About Children’s Aid
Children’s Aid is committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. After nearly 200 years of serving New York City’s children, youth, and their families, we know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families in New York City.
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