We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our Ninth annual A Night for Our Children gala on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at Espace.
A Night for Our Children was hosted by Sebastian Clarke of Antiques Roadshow/Doyle New York. More than 800 guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a delicious buffet dinner and were captivated by the sounds of the talented DJ Sky Nellor. Mindy Shemtov and Patricia D. Smith, Co-Founders of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families were honored with the 2010 Visionary Award.
Attendees mingled with our special guest, Darryl Strawberry, who generously donated “Play Ball with Darryl Strawberry” – one of our most successful live auction items of the evening!
Our Live Auction featured:
Hang Out with Shaquille O’Neal....At His Home: A once in a lifetime opportunity to chill with Shaq at his home in Orlando Florida, including airfare and a hotel stay at the Ritz Carlton for four;
Three fabulous trips: Napa Valley Getaway at Calistoga Ranch, Positano, Italy Dream Escape at the heavenly Il San Pietro Hotel and a five day/four night getaway at The Cove Atlantis in the Bahamas;
Two memorable experiences: Dinner for 4 at Rao’s and an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles to spend the day at the Fox NFL Sunday Pre-Game Show with Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan.
Our Judith Ripka Ten Thousand Dollar Gift Certificate raffle was won by Mark Koczan.
We would especially like to thank all of the following corporate and individual sponsors that contributed to the evening’s success:
Champion of Hope
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
Leader of Hope
Dahlman Rose & Co.
GFI Group Inc.
ITG – Investment Technology Group
JNK Securities Corp.
RBC Capital Group, Inc.
The Starker Family Foundation
Weeden & Company LP
Supporter of Hope
Baycrest Partners, LLC
BMO Capital Markets
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities
Credit Suisse First Boston
FBR Capital Markets
Gary Wood Associates, Inc.
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Knight Capital Group, Inc.
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
SJ Levinson & Sons LLC
Susquehanna International Group
Ticonderoga Securities, LLC
Larry & Robin Sapanski
Provider of Hope
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Cowen & Company
Dowling & Partners
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Moness, Crespi Hardt & Co.
Quattro M Securities
Sandler ONeill & Partners, LP
Sidoti & Company, LLC
Stifel Nicholaus & Company, Inc.
Titan Legacy Fund Advisors, LLC
Peter & Jen Wade
Tannaz, Chris & Lola Fiore
Erin & Tripp Frank
Heiberger & Associates PC
Jeffrey & Olga Henick
Jordan Cooper & Associates, Inc.
Amy Liebman-Rapp, M.S.Ed., CT
Livermore Trading Group, Inc.
Evan & Whitney Michaels
MCC Capital Partners, LLC
Rhino Trading Partners LLC
Claudia & Larry Schimel
Sterling & Sterling, Inc. Insurance
Special Thanks to:
Kevin Gahwyler & Jamie Heiberger-Jacobsen – Gala Co-Chairs
Angela Wall – Event Coordinator
Randall McCallum – Live Auction Coordinator
George Benko – Information Director
Evan J. Schapiro – Marketing Director (Journal Design & Video Production)
JB Reed Photography
Elissa Marcus Massimo
BML Blackbird: Stuart Burrows & Geoff Fraize
Barry Rosenthal & the Espace team
Interior Foliage Design, Inc.
The ALH Volunteer Team:
Paul Aquirre, Melisssa Baer, Nisha Bhagat, Lizzette Butkiewicz, Jenna Caine, Stephanie Cirillo, Ketrinah Corretjer, Mel Deane, Dona Elezaj, Vannette Hart, Wendy Holmes, Dorcal Jimenez, William Lezama, Jennie Migliore, Luis Mojica, Valerie Raad, Michael Russotti, Cyndi Schatzle, Diana Schmidt, Jay Shapiro, Kimberly Schroeder, Ludmilla Santana De Nota, Tara Valenin
Thank you to everyone who made donations, attended & supported A Night for Our Children. Your generosity had made this our most successful year!!!
Richard Schimel & Amy Liebman-Rapp