The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its 20th Anniversary Spring Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Bar at Clement at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City. The event raised money in support of the organization’s mission to support victims of child abuse and their families with anything they might need.
Over 130 supporters gathered at the Bar Clement for cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres and participated in a silent auction to benefit the charity, which took place through the duration of the event. Auction highlights included a three night stay in a superior suite at The Peninsula Hotel in Paris, a private dinner for eight at Clement, Personal styling and shopping with
Kirna Zabete Founder Sarah Easley, a selection of clothing from designer Harrison Morgan, a weekend vacation package
for the Westcott B&B in Hudson, New York and a selection of paintings created by NYCC clients.
Guests included: Kathleen Turner (Actress), Nick Loeb (Owner, Crunchy Condiments), Kevin Ryan (Chairman, New York Center for Children), Dr. Kathie Grimm (Medical Director, New York Center for Children), Michele Herbert (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Lyn Paulsin (Former Board Member), Christine Rales (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Heidi Mitchell (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Sophie Ann Terrisse (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Lauren Vernon (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Dr. Beth Worley (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Dr. Annie Sparrow (Board Member, New York Center for Children), Leane Romeo (Former Board Member, New York Center for Children), Christine Crowther (Administrative Director, New York Center for Children), Jessica Lapin (Former New York Councilmember), Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist), Vanessa Von Bismarck (BPCM PR), Nicole Dicocco (Social Fixture)
Kevin Ryan, Chairman of the New York Center for Children, addressed the crowd of supporters thanking them for their attendance. He mentioned that it’s the contributions from loyal donors that help the NYCC execute its mission and provide child abuse victims and their families, regardless of financial standing, with the support they need. The Board of Directors include: Georgette Mosbacher (Founder), Kate Spade (Chair Emeritus), Kevin Ryan (Chair), Michele Herbert, Christine Rales, Heidi Mitchell, Sophie Ann Terrisse, Lauren Vernon, Martin Richards (In Memorium).
Founded in 1995 by the 55-year-old national child abuse-prevention organization, Childhelp, with the aid of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mossbacher, the New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services provided by NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance. When children come to the Center, they are greeted by specially trained staff, colorful murals on the walls and a playroom filled with toys. In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan's Upper East Side — an easily-accessible and safe neighborhood for our children to be nurtured back to health.
Photography by Owen Hoffman/PatrickMcMullan.com
For more information on NYCC, visit newyorkcenterforchildren.org