Celebrating Families 2013 Raises Record Funds!
Thank you for joining CFR for Celebrating Families 2013 on October 7, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt New York! Our most successful event yet welcomed more than 350 friends and raised more than $412,000 to support our work.
Many thanks to Gala Co-Chairs Lori A. Lancaster and Amy S. Leder, whose leadership helped to make the event such a wonderful event.
Special thanks to our Champion Sponsors: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Mesirow Financial Consulting.
We were so pleased to honor Howard Seife of Chadbourne & Parke LLP with the Legal Champion Award, as well as Bain Capital Community Partnership with the Corporate Leadership Award.
The highlight of our evening was the acceptance of the Spirit Award by former CFR client Michelle James, an inspirational young mother who tragically lost her baby daughter two years ago, but with support form CFR, got back on her feet and brought her young son back home from foster care. Today, Michelle and her son are living happily together–he is thriving in preschool and she works as a technical designer at a large fashion warehouse after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology. CFR was thrilled to recognize Michelle’s amazing achievements.