The New York City Mission Society will honor Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) Founder and Artistic Director and multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill at its annual Champions for Children Gala on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Led by Jean Shafiroff, this year’s Gala committee includes: Colbert Narcisse and Katrina and Don Peebles as Honorary Chairs; and Peggy and John Bader, Missy Kilroy and John Moorhead, Leah and Stan Rumbough, and, Yemi and Patrick Vatel (Committee Members); and, Brooke Laing (Auction Chair).
The benefit will support the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.
The Gala will be held at the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle, with cocktails at 6:30 PM. WABC-TV Anchor Bill Ritter will serve as emcee, and the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats will perform.
Purchase tickets at: https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=8781.