Celebrating Families 2013
Celebrating Families 2013 was held 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.
Thanks to Gala Co-Chairs Lori A. Lancaster and Amy S. Leder, and to our Champion Sponsors: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Mesirow Financial Consulting. View a complete list of 2013 Sponsors.
We were pleased to honor Howard Seife of Chadbourne & Parke LLP with the Legal Champion Award and Bain Capital Community Partnership with the Corporate Leadership Award. We presented the Spirit Award to former CFR client Michelle James, an inspirational young mother. View a special video of Michelle’s story!
Celebrating Families 2012
Held at the Mandarin Oriental on October 1st, 2012, CFR welcomed 370 guests and raised a record amount of funds to support our work on behalf of New York’s children and families!
Brian Steinwurtzel of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and the Annie E. Casey Foundation were our Co-Chairs.
CFR was proud to honor Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, with the Founders Award. We presented the Legal Champion Award to Gary Stellato of Cantor Fitzgerald for his longtime pro bono work for CFR. And we bestowed the Spirit Award upon Olga Seminova, an inspirational CFR mother.
Celebrating Families 2011
CFR welcomed 250 guests to Celebrating Families 2011 at Capitale on November 3rd, 2011!
We honored Linda I. Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, with the Visionary Award, as well as Sidley Austin LLP with the Legal Champion Award.
The event premiered a new video featuring client Nicole Frantz, a young mother from Queens who reunified her family with CFR’s help, who was also honored with the Spirit Award.
Celebrating Families 2010
On November 9th, 2010, CFR held its Celebrating Families gala at Capitale for 230 friends.
The event honored former CFR client Ebonie King with the Spirit Award and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP received the Pro Bono Legal Champion Award for its support of CFR through the Skadden Fellows Program.