Upcoming JBFCS Events
In our efforts to raise funds to support our programs and introduce JBFCS to a wider circle of friends, JBFCS hosts a variety of events each year. For more information on JBFCS events, please email Hope Larson, Special Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 212-632-4712.
Save the date! On April 24, 2013 JBFCS Trustees Seymour R. Askin, Jr. and Jean Shafiroff as well as, Jerry Jacobson, Partner, Proskauer were honored. A special tribute was given to Paul Levine, former Executive Vice President & CEO, who after decades of service, retired.
On March 14, 2013 we celebrated the work of our honorees Dr. Bijan and Vera Safai, Kyle P. Flaherty and Normal Lowe with the amazing artists of The Shield Institute! The Shield Institute works with children and adults with developmental challenges, providing opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to society. Our innovative programs focus on each person's unique talents and abilities. At the same time The Shield seeks to transform the way communities and societies understand, relate to, and support these individuals. By honoring diverse values, backgrounds, abilities, and interests, we ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
To learn more please visit www.shield.org.
Parents are often a lifesaver to schools in need. The PA for the Child Development Center held its annual auction, raffle and fundraising extravaganza on May 16th. This year's event centered around celebrating the extraordinary generosity of the CDC staff and served as a way for parents and guests to give back to the school for the education, therapy and transportation each child receives.
More than $70,000 was gathered together to benefit our school located on 139th Street in Harlem. The funds will help offest some upcoming capital expenditures that CDC is anticipating. Get a full recap of the event--including photos--here.
The evening of Thursday, May 10 benefited the Lindsay Elisabeth Merker Fund, which supports the Child Development Center. More than $32,000 was raised in an evening spent enjoying the fine cuisine at Sardi's and then then the tuneful pleasures of the new production of Evita, starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris. This dinner and theatre benefit is organized by Linda Nash Merker and Robert Merker in memory of their daughter, Lindsay.
JBFCS celebrated its Annual Spring Benefit honoring Manhattan Borough President Candidate and Chairperson of Community Board 1 Julie Menin, JBFCS Trustee Joyce B. Cowin, and JBFCS Trustee Fran W. Levy on April 23. Melissa Russo, News Anchor WNBC, played Master of Ceremonies. JBFCS hosted a record-breaking 500 guests and raised $2.2 million. The event was held at New York City's Plaza Hotel and featured a cocktail reception plus seated dinner with proceeds benefiting JBFCS' 175 community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers that annually serve more than 55,000 New Yorkers-in-need.
Already in its seventh year, on April 17, Erica Schwartz hosted the 7th Annual Ladies Night Out in her Upper East Side home. More than $31,000 was raised to benefit our Center for Child Development and Learning.Comedian Marion Grodin provided a rollicking good time for the women in attendance. The event was co-chaired by Yael Redelman-Sidi, Holly Youngwood (not pictured), Lori Vaughan, Erica Schwartz, Sheri Gellman, Nancy Sholes Gillman, and Holly Berfield pictured left to right.