NYCC Hosts 24th Annual Spring Celebration Benefit

Linda Schoenthaler, Cyrus Vance Jr., Martin S. Foont and Adam Kudelka attend The New York Center For Children Magic Of Hope Spring Benefit 2019 at Peninsula New York | Photo by Aurora Rose/PMC

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its 24th Annual Spring Celebration Benefit at The Peninsula New York in New York City. NYCC celebrated 24 years of helping the most vulnerable children achieve their full potential.

The annual benefit helps raise funds for the Center’s work in healing, prevention and education. This year’s event featured a “The Magic of Hope” theme, which reflects the organization’s aim to bring about hope to victims of child abuse and help these children achieve their dreams. All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the center. The event raised $200,000 toward the organization’s mission to support victims of child abuse and their families.

NYCC honored Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr. with the Champions for Children – Innovation Award. The benefit also featured live music by the Dennis Alan Jazz Trio, and a silent auction which included exciting travel offers, fine dining, tickets to cultural performances, fashion accessories and more. Jeremiah Evarts, Director of the Di Donna Galleries, was the Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer for the event.

Other notable attendees included: John Allen, John Diebold, Martin S. Foont, Betsy Hoover, Adam Kudelka, Isabel Marcal, Christine Rales, Christine Crowther, Swati Sawjiany, Linda Schoenthaler, John Troisi, Jean Shafiroff, Leesa Rowland and Michele Herbert.

This year’s benefit committee included: Glenn Askin (event chair), Linda Schoenthaler, Betsy Hoover, Isabel Marçal, Meghan Pardi, Christine Rales, Barbara Rosen and Lauren Vernon.

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