Heart of Gold Gala with Neil Young

The Bridge School, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to educating children with severe speech and physical impairments, will host an intimate, fundraising event called the Heart of Gold Gala at a private estate in Watermill, New York on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Music legend Neil Young will take to the stage for a special live performance to raise awareness and funds for The Bridge School, which he co-founded and has supported for over 30 years. The Bridge School was started by Pegi Young, Jim Forderer, and speech and language pathologist, Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. Pegi Young and Neil Young were inspired to start the school after they were unable to find a suitable school placement for their non-verbal son, Ben Young, who has cerebral palsy. Since its inception, The Bridge School has been a leader in ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments are able to achieve full participation in their communities through augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

Zoo Ball 2018 | Zoobilee: Celebrating 150 Years

On July 13, 2018, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo Ball, the zoo’s largest fundraising event of the year. Themed “Zoobilee,” this year’s event will honor Lincoln Park Zoo’s 150-year-long commitment to connecting people with nature as it sets the tone for future support of this beloved institution. The highly anticipated gathering attracts nearly 1,000 local philanthropists and zoo supporters each year, inspiring and enchanting guests with an evening of dining and dancing among the wonders of wildlife in the heart of Chicago. More than simply a celebration, Zoo Ball generates a significant financial contribution. Funds raised at the event have supported a number of Lincoln Park Zoo capital projects over the years; last year’s event helped fund the soon-to-be-unveiled Searle Visitor Center, for which the Women’s Board raised $3 million.

New York Cares Soirée

New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in the city, will host their Soirée, an immersive evening of masquerade, mystery, and magic benefitting the education programs offered by New York Cares. Join at the Bowery Hotel on Friday, May 18 for an enchanted evening full of cocktails, tastings, dancing, a silent auction, and so much more. The evening is made possible by the Rising Leaders Committee at New York Cares. Andrew Wiener, Vice President and Director of Leasing at L&L Holding Company, LLC, will be honored at the event.

Community Service Society 2018 Annual Spring Gala

The Community Service Society Annual Spring Gala is a wonderful opportunity to join the legions of New Yorkers dedicated to eradicating poverty in our city. In celebration of our shared commitment to economic and social justice, we promise you an evening filled with stimulating conversation, great food and dancing. Monday, May 7, 2018
Hunt and Fish Club
125 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cocktail Attire or Business Attire

City Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala

City Harvest will commemorate its 35th year rescuing and delivering food for New Yorkers in need. The annual gala, which is the organization’s most important fundraising event, brings together NYC’s high profile individuals, influencers, and celebrities to fight hunger. The event, hosted at Cipriani 42nd Street, will honor José Andrés, Bill & Wendy Mills, Chrissy Teigen, and Robin Hood for their commitment to our mission. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner and live and silent auctions. Past gala attendees have included Chelsea Clinton, Richard Gere, John Legend, Cynthia Nixon, Zac Posen, Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Stewart, and David Arquette.

Children’s Aid Keeping the Promise Benefit

Now in its seventh year, the Keeping the Promise Benefit is Children’s Aid’s showcase event, attracting hundreds of industry leaders and philanthropists. Join 500 guests for a spectacular evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities start at $15,000 and tickets start at $1,000. For more information or to purchase tickets/tables/ads, please visit www.childrensaidsociety.org/benefit. Children’s Aid is a professional powerhouse of solutions for young people, serving them, their families, and New York City since 1853.

Samaritan Daytop Foundation Honors Award-Winning Actor and New York Sports Legend at 2017 Gala

Samaritan Daytop Village, the New York City-based charity that offers life-saving programs including treatment for substance abuse, innovative services for veterans, and programs for homeless individuals and families, women and children, and seniors, will be the beneficiary of the 2017 Samaritan Daytop Foundation Gala from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th at the Tribeca Rooftop in lower Manhattan. This year’s Gala will honor former New York Mets player and manager Bobby Valentine and award-winning actress and producer Luna Lauren Vélez. Named among the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by People en Español, Ms. Velez recently starred and produced the indie movie Adrift (2016), playing a Long Island mother dealing with her son’s chronic drug addiction and the devastation of America’s heroin epidemic. Both honorees share a common bond as activists and philanthropists in the fight against poverty, homelessness and drug addiction. J.W. Cortés, a recurring star of the Fox series Gotham, takes the reins as Master of Ceremonies.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Champions for Change Gala

The Gala is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s principal fundraising event. Each year, awards are given in recognition of exceptional achievement in skin health, including public education about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Cocktail Reception followed by Seated Dinner, featuring Award Presentations and Live Entertainment. CONTACTS:
Media Inquiries: Becky Kamowitz (212-725-5177; bkamowitz@skincancer.org)
Tickets and Tables: Melissa Saul (212-725-5409; msaul@skincancer.org)

National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro’s “Seeds of Hope Gala”

The Gala raises funds for NAMI NYC-Metro’s no-cost programs which include four multi-week education courses, more than twenty support groups and public education that help more than 20,000 New York City residents each year. The event will recognize those that help normalize conversations around mental illness, promote healthy work environments and further reduce stigma that so often gets in the way of one’s ability of access needed resources. In the past, the event honored Patrick Kennedy, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and Brandon Marshall from the New York Jets. Hosts have included actors Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza and Mariel Hemingway.