Last Thursday, September 15th, New Yorkers For Children hosted their Annual Fall Gala celebrating its 20th anniversary benefiting youth in foster care in New York City. Hosted by Steve Pemberton, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, this year’s gala honored James B. Milliken, Chancellor, the City University of New York for his dedication to and leadership in creating brighter futures for our city’s most vulnerable youth.
The evening also featured the exceptional young people whose lives have been changed because of their involvement with NYFC. There was also a special musical performance by Cobi.
With a focus on young people in foster care, NYFC supports programs that promote paths to stable adulthood through education and sustainable relationships with caring adults.
Chloé served as the Presenting Sponsor of the event and were joined by additional sponsors: Vanessa and Henry Cornell, Lise and Michael Evans, Susan and John Hess, The Jay and Kelly Sugarman Foundation, Tristana Waltz and Grier Eliasek, BNY Mellon, Susan Burden and William Goldman, The City University of New York (CUNY) – Chancellor James B. Milliken, FX and Natasha de Mallmann, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Alexia and David Leuschen, Christine and Richard Mack, Laura and Henry McVey, Northwell Health, Shirin Von Wulffen and Frédéric Fekkai, Sara and Nathaniel Zilkha, Bonpoint, Jane and Michael Deflorio, Tony Gilroy and Susan Egbert Gilroy, Beryl and Bradley Gross, Kate and Herold Hope, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Louis and Elana Klein, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Kevin and Erika Liles, Scott and Sammi Seltzer, Sun Capital Partners Foundation, among others. M·A·C Cosmetics provided makeup, Frédéric Fekkai provided hairstyling and Macy’s provided clothing for the youth guests.
New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) works in partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to improve the prospects of children supported by the child welfare system and to engage New Yorkers in that effort.
NYFC touches the lives of more than 1,000 youth in foster care annually through signature programming including the Back-to-School Package Program, the Guardian Scholars Program, the Youth Advisory Board, and the Futures in Motion: Youth CAN! Program. www.newyorkersforchildren.org