Members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities will join forces on Monday, June 4, 2018 at The Pierre, at the annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala” hosted by CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades. The event, emceed by Tony Award winning actor and tireless advocate for the Alzheimer’s community, David Hyde Pierce, is expected to raise $1.5 million. The fundraiser will be chaired by David Hirsh, CaringKind Board Chair, and Liz Hirsh, and Garen Staglin, Chairman of One Mind and Owner of Staglin Family Vineyards.
Honored at this year’s Gala with the Corporate Leadership Award will be Husseini K. Manji, MD Global Head, Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
CaringKind will also honor its President and CEO, Lou-Ellen Barkan, with the Special Appreciation Award for her outstanding leadership and commitment to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s, other dementias, and caregiving. Barkan will retire at the end of the fiscal year after nearly 15 years as the head of the organization.
The evening will offer a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing to Hank Lane Music and Productions with Harris Lane, band leader.
• 6:00 p.m. – VIP Reception
• 6:30 p.m. – Cocktails & Silent Auction
• 7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Dancing