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.