Philanthropy News | April Charity Events

April is brimming with opportunities to give back to causes that matter most to New Yorkers. Below, we’ve outlined some of our top picks for giving back, whether to vital medical research or missions to fight hunger. Don your best gowns for the galas and sneakers for the 5K’s and prepare for a memorable and charitable springtime experience!

1. Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Memories Matter

April 10th, 6:30-10:30pm
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Tickets from $325

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Join the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation at its inaugural Memories Matter event. Attendees can expect an evening spent discussing the latest advances in Alzheimer’s research with ADDF scientists, enjoying a musical performance by The Nancy Atlas Project featuring violinist Randi Fishenfeld, sampling desserts by Larry Scott Events and participating in a silent auction.

2. Parkinson’s Foundation Celebrate Spring New York

April 11th, 7:00-11:00pm
Lavo, 39 East 58th Street
Tickets from $175
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The Parkinson’s Foundation annual Celebrate Spring event offers the opportunity to mingle for a cause. With hors d’ouevres, a live auction, dancing and music by DJ Brenda Black, this event is a can’t-miss!

3. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

April 15th, 9:30-11:30 staggered start times
Yankee Stadium
Registration from $45

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Now in its 10th year, the annual Runyon 5K will transform Yankee Stadium into a unique cancer research fundraising concourse. Run or walk your way through the stadium, climbing stairs between levels and victory lapping around the field. 100% of the donations raised will go toward innovative cancer research by today’s best young scientists, all funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

4. HealthCorps 12th Annual Gala Garden Follies

April 23rd, 6:30-11:30pm
Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street
Tickets from $500

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HealthCorps’ annual fundraiser, the Garden Gala, is back and black-tie! This year’s theme is 1920s feathers, follies and flappers, so don your best 1920’s-inspired gown and gear up for a fun-filled night. Attendees will join 500 wellness influencers, celebrities, medical practitioners, institutional and individual philanthropists, all with a mission of raising funds to support HealthCorps’ mission in schools across America.

5. City Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala

April 24th, 6:30pm
Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street

Tickets from $1,750

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City Harvest’s most important fundraising event of the year is upon us. Bringing together some of the city’s most high-profile individuals, influencers and celebrities dedicated to the fight against hunger, the event includes an elegant dinner plus live and silent auctions. Last year, the gala raised nearly $2.7 million, enough to help feed nearly 9,860 families in New York City for a year. The proceeds are only sure to increase this year, with honorees including José Andrés, Bill & Wendy Mills, Robin Hood and Chrissy Teigen.

Philanthropy News | March Charity Events

Another month of philanthropy marches on, and New York City is brimming with opportunity to give back in style. With galas, benefit concerts, luncheons, relay races and more scattered throughout the month, you’ll be sure to find the cause most close to your heart below. Invite your friends and family, and gear up for an event to remember!

31st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert

March 3rd, 7:30pm
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Tickets: From $35 – $200

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Each year, lauded composer Philip Glass curates the one-of-a-kind Tibet House US Benefit Concert to feature some of the most exciting and legendary names in music. This year, the event will include performances by Carly Simon, Blood Orange, Resistance Revival Chorus and more. Proceeds will benefit Tibet House US, the non-profit educational institution and cultural center dedicated to preserving Tibetan civilization.

Chefs for Kids’ Cancer Gala

March 6th, 6:00pm
Metropolitan West
Tickets: from $1,700

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Join over 50 acclaimed chefs and 400 guests at the 5th Annual Chefs for Kids’ Cancer Gala. With a backdrop of over 50 donated works of art, the night will include a 4-course custom meal and specially designed cookies, plus a live auction. With over $4 million raised to date, the organization is excited for another year of generosity and fun to be had by all.

12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon

March 7th, 11:00am
Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street
Tickets: from $1,000

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Now in its 12th year, the United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council’s renowned luncheon honors the achievements of outstanding female leaders who match their professional accomplishments with a dedicated commitment to philanthropy. Proceeds support the organization’s education initiatives, serving thousands of youth each year across the city.

Literacy Partners Evening of Readings & Gala Dinner Dance

March 14th, 6:30pm
Cipriani Wall Street
Tickets: Inquire

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For three decades, the Evening of Readings has succeeded in bringing together corporate leaders from various industries to support the mission of Literacy Partners. Having featured some of the most important writers of our time including Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and John Updike, the gala is consistently a memorable night for all.

2018 Armory NYC Indoor Marathon

March  16th through 18th
Fort Washington Avenue Armory
Tickets: $100

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Presented by NYRR, the 3-day Armory Indoor Marathon is rapidly becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year. Beginning and expert runners alike have the opportunity to run where Olympic gold medalists have run before them, in both individual and relay events. Proceeds benefit Armory College Prep, a program dedicated to sending 100% of its NYC students to college.

Philanthropy News | February Charity Events

February may be a short month, but there’s no shortage of opportunity to give back to the worthy cause of your choice. As always, we are here to help guide you in the right direction! Break out your dancing shoes and ice skates, and enjoy the following round-up of philanthropic events in NYC!

1. The Real Deal’s Laughs & Toasts

February 7th, 6:30-9:30pm
Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street

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Join CBRE’s Stephen Siegel, Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler and top industry luminaries at this evening of fun! Designed to raise funds for the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, an international bone marrow and stem cell registry, the event is a must-attend for all in the industry. Follow the link to find out more information about ticketing and pricing.

2. 24th Annual Skate with the Greats

February 16th, 6:00-8:30pm
The Rink at Rockefeller Center

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Ronald McDonald House New York’s 24th Annual Skate with the Greats offers the unique opportunity to skate alongside NHL’s New York Rangers Alumni. All attendees can also participate in auctions featuring sought-after sports memorabilia and get their favorite players’ autographs. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House New York’s mission of providing care for families with children battling cancer.

3. Let Your Heart Dance

February 17th, 7:30pm-12:30am
The Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island

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Break out your dancing shoes for a great cause this month. Presented by the CAF New Jersey Chapter of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, “Let Your Heart Dance” is a celebration of life and love in support of thalassemia medical research. Now in its 30th year, the event features a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and of course, dancing! Tickets are $125 per person.

4. The Seventh Annual Gold Gala

February 24th, 9:00pm-1:00am
The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery

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St Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s seventh annual event brings together New York City’s leading philanthropists for an evening of dancing and fundraising. With $650,000 raised to date, the gala helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can remain focused on their child. Tickets begin at $185, and sponsorship opportunities range from $1,500 to $20,000.

5. The Boys’ Club of New York Winter Luncheon

February 26th, 11:30am-2:00pm
583 Park Avenue

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The Women’s Board of the Boys’ Club of New York is proud to host the Winter Luncheon, featuring a talk by Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author. The BCNY strives for the highest quality of services for its members, seeking to create a safe and supportive environment for them to grow and succeed. Tables range between $500 to $15,000.

Philanthropy News | January Charity Events

To honor those of your New Year’s resolutions oriented toward giving back to the New York City community and beyond, we’ve compiled a list of five worthy charities to donate your time, energy or money to this January. Plus, many offer the ability to do so while enjoying a night you’ll never forget! Here are some of our favorite philanthropy events, galas, luncheons and dinners to attend throughout the month.

1. 81st Annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner

January 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway

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Join the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund at its 81st Annual Awards Dinner. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting education for the fashion arts and business, and hosts this event to toast the significant achievements of acclaimed industry veterans. Scholarships will be awarded to over 200 students who represent the future of the industry. Sponsorship opportunities range between $20,000 and $100,000.

2. 2018 MDA Muscle Team Gala Stadium of Strength

January 9th, 6:00-10:00pm
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers

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Join MDA’s Muscle Team at their high-profile sports dinner where professional athletes come together to sponsor children living with muscle diseases, with all benefits going toward finding treatments and cures. The Muscular Dystrophy Association leads the fight to assist individuals and families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. The organization focuses on funding research, providing care and empowering families with services and support across America. Sponsorship opportunities at the event range from printed journal ads to premier tables with celebrity guests.

3. The Winter Antiques Show 

January 19th through 28th
Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue

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Reigning as America’s leading art, antiques and design fair, The Winter Antiques Show features 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. All proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization working with schools and community centers to bring quality education and resources to residents of the South Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Tickets for the event begin at $25.

4. Empowering Voices 2018

January 21st,  5:00-9:00pm
Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road West, Staten Island

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Join IlluminArt for an evening of food, music, raffles and fun! IlluminArt is an organization dedicated to empowering students through theater, encouraging them to use it as a tool to write and perform plays that illuminate critical social issues, create conversation and instill positive change. IlluminArt’s talented Touring Company, community volunteers and high school students will present a Broadway review at the event intended to benefit the organization’s youth programs.

5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Tournament of Champions Pong 

January 25th
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall

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Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City at their Tournament of Champions Pong Event, now in its 10th year. 32 teams from within the financial community will compete in the double-elimination tournament, with a cocktail reception to follow the finals. Show off your table-tennis skills and help raise awareness and money for BBBS of New York City! The entrance fee for a doubles team is $3,500.

Philanthropy Highlight | October Charity Events

In preparation for the season of gratitude that is fast approaching, October is a good time to remember what is truly important in life: giving back. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of galas, dinners and walks that work to help fund some of the globe’s most worthy charity efforts.

1. The New York Women’s Foundation Fall Gala

October 2nd, 6:30pm
The Plaza, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

This much-anticipated event will honor four individuals who work to make our city a better place for both women and families. Reigning as the only public foundation in the United States dedicated solely to helping low-income women and girls in NYC, The New York Women’s Foundation will put on an evening to remember in The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom.

2. WRI’s Courage to Lead 35th Anniversary Dinner

October 12th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cipriani’s, 25 Broadway

This biennial fundraising dinner honors leaders who have been ambitious and tireless in their dedication to protect the planet and improve people’s lives. The event’s funds will help the World Resources Institute continue to run with strength on five continents.

3. Making Strides of Central Park

October 15th, 7:30am
Central Park, East 72nd Street and 5th Avenue

Each October, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer comes to a town by you in order to unite communities toward the common goal of saving lives from breast cancer. Funds raised go to the American Cancer Society’s research and early detection efforts. Join breast cancer survivors on this walk to help save more lives!

4. Strengthening Neighbors Inspiring Change Gala

October 25th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Blend on the Water, 4540 Center Boulevard, LIC

Support Queens Community House in its mission to provide families with the tools necessary to enrich their lives and build healthy and inclusive communities. The organization annually offers 20,000 residents of the borough with support no matter age or background.

5. Maya’s Hope Lotus Ball

October 27th, 8:00 – 11:30pm
The Grand Ballroom, 583 Park Avenue

The 6th Annual Maya’s Hope Gala will be a night to remember! The black tie event will benefit the organization’s mission to improve the quality of lives of orphaned, impoverished and special-needs children on a global scale, providing funding for caregivers and medical care for those who desperately need it.


Philanthropy News | Giving Back This August

When the urge to give back calls, we have your answer. Whether you’re staying local in the city this summer or touching down on the East End, opportunities to give back to worthy charities abound. We’ve gathered some of this month’s standouts, from paddle boarding outings and inspiring runs to educational conversations and silent auctions. Check out the list below!

1. VR for the Real World: New Tools to Make the World Better

August 3rd, 9:00am – 11:00am
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th floor
Tickets for non-members: $150

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With every new technology comes the opportunity for social change, and virtual reality is no different. Developers of the new platform have found themselves at the intersection of empathy and advocacy, promoting experiences that range from immersive storytelling and motivational exercises to heighten social awareness. Join the industry’s leading experts for a conversation about where the technology is heading next.

2. The Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink

August 5th
Paddle Board Race: 8:00am, Sunset Party: 7:00pm

Havens Beach, Sag Harbor
Registration: $175

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Benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Fund, this event has not only been one of the Hampton’s most talked about summer soirées since 2012, but also one of its most philanthropic. Paddle for Pink was founded by Maria Blum, a breast cancer survivor who took up paddle boarding shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, finding it a positive outlet during her treatment and subsequent recovery. Last year’s event notably raised over $1.9 million. Join the effort to give the funds raised this year an even further reach.

3. The Sixth Annual Hamptons Cup

August 6th
Equuleus Polo Club, Watermill

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The Sixth Annual Hamptons Cup will benefit Robin Hood, New York’s largest organization fighting poverty in the city. Since 1988, the charity has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools to generate positivity in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. This year’s event includes a late afternoon polo match featuring the world’s top-rated players, as well as a follow-up dinner. Register and join to help those involved raise even more funds than last year’s $780,000.

4. The Brooklyn Mile

August 20th
Start: Williamsburg Bridge

Registration: $40

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For a chance to run the length of Kent Avenue through the heart of Williamsburg, register for The Brooklyn Mile. The race will benefit Girls on the Run NYC, a charity seeking to inspire girls to be healthy and confident using experience-based curriculum and running. The Mile caters to the most competitive runner as well as the most inexperienced; so come one and all for a morning of fun, running and (hopefully) sun!

5. Night of Global Impact

August 30th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Midtown Loft & Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue

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The Liberty Foundation invites your presence at their Night of Global Impact, dedicated to the fight against global injustice, child poverty and marginalized women. The night will include dinner and drinks, a silent auction and musical performances. All money raised will benefit the Liberty Foundation’s targeted efforts to assist impoverished areas in Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Honduras and Swaziland, Africa. Don your best and give back amidst stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.


Philanthropy News | June Charity Events

It’s the beginning of another season, and you know the drill! We’ve compiled a list of some of this summer’s greatest philanthropy events in and around New York City, beginning with June. From luncheons and galas to 5Ks and horse shows, these events are the perfect opportunities to give back to your community and beyond, all while having fun with family and friends.

Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Annual Run/Walk

Sunday, June 4th
7:30 am check-in, 9:00 am start
Battery Park
Registration: $36 for adults, $18 for kids, free for survivors

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Help support the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center on their mission to end breast and ovarian cancer at the Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep. Each year, the organization works to support one million patients by partnering with hospitals to research innovative medical treatment, raise funds, and promote awareness. Historically, they have raised over $150,000 at this event. Register and run (or walk) to help them beat this target at the 7th Annual!

Women of Inspiration Luncheon

Wednesday, June 7th
11:30 am
The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street
Ticket price: $300

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Join K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers, Inc. for their 11th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon, an event that brings together retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals to provide new merchandise for those impacted by poverty and other tragedy. This year’s luncheon will be hosted by Cheryl Casone, Fox Business Network Anchor, and honor Gaye Dean, Marketing Director for Licensing, Target; Tracy Reese, Fashion Designer; and Lana Todorovich, President, North America Wholesale, Ralph Lauren. Since 1985, the organization has distributed over $1.4 billion of donated goods, both nationwide and overseas.

Partners in Caring Awards Gala

Wednesday, June 7th
6:30 pm
The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
Tickets starting from $750

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Join over 400 industry leaders in real estate, business, government, labor, and philanthropy as they celebrate The Bridge’s vital work at the Partners in Caring Awards Gala. The organization works to improve lives through initiatives including housing coordination, mental health and substance abuse treatment, vocational training, job placement, health care, care coordination, and creative arts therapies. Enjoy an evening full of fun and giving back, kicking off with a cocktail reception and followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Riesling Without Borders Grand Tasting and Dinner

Wednesday, June 14th
5:30 pm
Golden Unicorn Restaurant, 18 East Broadway
Tickets starting from $59

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Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sample 175 Rieslings from around the world at the Riesling Without Borders Grand Tasting and Dinner, while raising funds for Wheeling Forward. Founded in 2011 by Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin, Wheeling Forward works to raise funds for the disability programs that benefit those affected by Spinal Cord Injuries who are wheelchair dependent. Ticket options reflect the walk-around tasting ticket, the sit-down dinner ticket, or both.

Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

Saturday, June 24th
6:00 pm
268 Town Lane, Amagansett, NY
Tickets starting from $125

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Founded in 2012, the Stony Hill Stables Foundation offers scholarship equestrian training for local residents, with an end-goal of promoting equine sports, good sportsmanship, and a healthy, enhancing life experience. The not-for-profit program covers training lessons for a minimum of four months, the lease of a pony or horse, and boarding fees. At the benefit, enjoy cocktails and light fare as well as a dressage exhibition, pony drill team, horseless horse show, and raffle!


Philanthropy Highlight | Five Can’t-Miss Spring Charity Events

Giving back to charitable organizations is a concept very close to our hearts here at TOWN Residential. This spring, prepare to witness a rejuvenation in the city’s philanthropic efforts as the snow melts and gala season descends. While there are many opportunities to help critical causes, it is important to get involved with organizations that really speak to you.  With this in mind, here are five not-to-be-missed philanthropic events that benefit causes we love.

Hope Gala

March 11th at Gotham Hall
Tickets from $275

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The Hope Gala was founded by the New York City Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. With a year-round commitment to conquering childhood cancer, the organization works to raise awareness and provide financial assistance for those individuals and families affected. Join them for a glamorous evening featuring a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, entertainment, touching stories and more! The event is black-tie optional.

Salome Chamber Orchestra Spring Gala

March 24th at the Plaza Hotel
Tickets from $250

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Now in its second year, the Salome Chamber Orchestra Spring Gala benefits the performing arts and is sure to be a unique and festive affair. The 1001 Night-themed event will feature a performance by David Aaron Carpenter and the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, along with guest singers and dancers.

Don’t Eat Til Brooklyn

April 6th at 307 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets from $75

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What could be more important than feeding New York’s hungry? Don’t Eat Til Brooklyn is the first signature event of the Citymeals on Wheels Young Professional Committee. The festive spring gala will feature tasty food and drinks from notable restaurants such as Virginia’s, Birds & Bubbles and DANIEL to raise money for the preparation and delivery of meals to New York City’s homebound elderly in all five boroughs.

A Fool’s Fête: Enchanted Garden

April 25th at the Mandarin Oriental
Tickets from $1,000

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New Yorkers For Children is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth in foster care through education and access to opportunity. This year, their annual A Fool’s Fete gala is themed as an Enchanted Garden and remains one of the most esteemed social events of the season. The night will raise funds to help the foundation provide crucial resources to youth in foster care across New York City in the form of college scholarships, tutoring, advisement, job training programs and more.

Robin Hood Foundation Annual Benefit

May 15th at the Jacob Javits Center
Tickets from $3,000

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With a motto of “Giving joyously, together,” the Robin Hood Foundation is one of the most fun and generous charities in New York City. Their Annual Benefit is a star-studded event that showcases the organization’s efforts to fight poverty in New York City and raises over $100 million in one night. Attendees can count on an exciting performance by a world-class performer. Past performers have included Sir Paul McCartney, Usher and Jon Bon Jovi, just to name a few.

Philanthropy News | Association to Benefit Children

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This month, we highlight the Association to Benefit Children, a philanthropy very close to the hearts of TOWN Upper East Side. Established in 1986, the organization works to defend, benefit and revolutionize the lives of New York City’s most overlooked and vulnerable families, sparking reform in education, hunger, family housing, health care and more. Through the creation and implementation of innovative programs, open forums and widespread reports, ABC creates a model for reform that spreads both within and beyond the city’s borders.

Though the season heavily connected to the spirit of giving is behind us, organizations like ABC work year-round to ensure a brighter future for New York City, and particularly for its children. Check out some of the organization’s individual efforts and see how you can get involved.

1. Early Education Programs

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There’s no such thing as too young when it comes to ABC’s approach to helping children. The organization’s schools teach patience, tenderness, civility and fortitude, as well as basic learning fundamentals to lay the groundwork for lifelong skills. Geared toward celebrating diversity, the schools allow children of all backgrounds and development to grow and thrive.

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TOWN Upper East Side works particularly close with Cassidy’s Place, an ABC preschool dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing and encouraging environment to children who live in poverty, live with disabilities or have special needs. Situated on 86th Street just a few blocks away from TOWN’s office on 79th Street, the school offers nine dynamic classrooms and two outdoor play spaces. Year-round, TOWN spearheads fundraisers and volunteers one-on-one with the kids, whether hosting a hat and gloves drive or spending time outside on Planting Day.

2. Youth

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ABC also creates licensed therapeutic youth programs that target those living in poverty or with severe emotional distress. Designed for children ranging from kindergarten through high school, the Summer Camp, After-School, and Teen Apprenticeship programs allow them to foster academic skills, character strength and self-esteem at integral parts of their lives.

3. Family

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ABC’s dynamic family programs are designed to support both children and parents and promote long-term family stability. The All Children’s House works to end the cycle of abuse and neglect with those parents at risk of losing their children to foster care. ABC’s licensed, highly-trained professional therapists provide services for families living in crowded apartments or shelters alike. The Child-Parent Psychotherapy program has successfully emerged as a new model for promoting a safe family environment in the context of the NYC child welfare system. Also offered within the program are budgeting management services, parent education, legal assistance and child care referrals.

4. Mental Health

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In order to combat the sad reality that children are deeply traumatized by homelessness, loss, violence and disaster, ABC has created Fast Break, the city’s first mobile mental health crisis and disaster clinic for children. Designed to both prevent and respond to children’s mental instability, the models provide a full range of health services to address emotional needs and promote lifelong success. The Early Recognition and Screening Initiative also incorporates mental health awareness into routine health checkups in order to both remove the stigma against mental distress as well as to provide the services necessary toward healing.

5. Supportive Housing

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Lastly, ABC employs a Supportive Housing Program that provides families in need with apartments and critical support services. Designed to help those families who are affected by chronic illness, poverty, homelessness and HIV/AIDS, the program allows for a life of decency and dignity inside a safe environment, while offering additional psychiatric, educational and recreational services.

Inspired by ABC’s initiative and mission? Check out the many ways in which you can get involved here.


Philanthropy | Top Five Events to Attend in the New Year

2017 presents us with a fresh start and a new chance to give back, and there is never a time when philanthropy is more necessary than now. This new year, celebrate your contributions at one of New York City’s most fabulous philanthropic events. We’ve curated a list of the top five events that promise a fun time for a great cause.

2017 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala
January 12, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships, and career programs. The 2017 Gala will include a cocktail hour at the Marriott Marquis followed by awards honoring influencers and tastemakers.
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amFAR New York Gala
February 8, 2017 | 6:30pm

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As the official kick off event for New York Fashion Week, the annual amFAR New York Gala is just as star studded as it is charitable. Join some of the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, art, and AIDS advocacy at Cipriani Wall Street to honor Scarlett Johansson, raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and raise funds to end it. This gala has raised over $17 million to date and is considered one of the most essential philanthropic events in NYC.
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Bronx Museum Spring Gala and Auction – AIM Beyond
February 27, 2017 | 6:30pm

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The Bronx Museum provides free public programs, free admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education programs to over 16,000 Bronx youth each year. On February 27th, celebrate the best of NYC culture, bid on covetable artworks and dine on delectable cuisine from Union Square Events at the Conrad Hotel to support the esteemed Bronx Museum.
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NYC Hope Gala
March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm

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Join the cause to conquer childhood cancer by attending the 2017 NYC Hope Gala. Now in its ninth year, the Hope Gala raises funds and awareness in support of the Four Diamonds Fund to end childhood cancer. On March 11th, enjoy a lovely evening at Gotham Hall and give back to an organization where all funds benefit childhood cancer patients and their families in need of financial aid, medical assistance, and emotional support.
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2017 Valentine Gala
February 14, 2017 | 6:30pm

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This glitzy gala at the iconic Plaza Hotel benefits a cause that is near and dear to all New Yorker’s hearts. For over 137 years, The Bowery Mission has served a crucial role in providing food, shelter, clothing and medical care to New York’s neediest. Over the past 18 years, the Valentine Gala has raised over $18,000,000 and thus made possible the support and rehabilitation of countless New Yorkers in need. At the 2017 Valentine Gala, enjoy dinner, dancing, and special musical performances.
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