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We are delighted to invite you to join us on Thursday, April 4 for Friends of the Children New York's An Evening with Friends Gala: Sparking Change at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Manhattan.

Friends of the Children New York is breaking the cycle of generational poverty. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with salaried, professional mentors (Friends) who stay with youth in our program from kindergarten through high school graduation - 12-1/2 years, no matter what. This year we will empower 172 young people from Harlem and the South Bronx, helping them on their journeys to learn goal-setting, self-determination, perseverance, and more.

Friends of the Children NY is a 501(c)3 and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Joan Rosenthal

Long-time (and former) Board Chair and Board Member

Event Co Chairs

Janet Y. Larose

Kazie Metzger

Benefit Committee

(In formation)

Karn Chopra

Jessica Corn

Jessica Derbecker

Karen Duncan

Effie Fish

George V. Furlan

Melissa Hobley

Liz Howng

Kristina Jerry

Peter and Erinn Kolp

Lawrence A. Larose, Esq.

Pinsi Lei and Richard Lorenzen

Patrick McGrath

Martha Ucko

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Friends of the Children New York
Questions? Please contact Maddie Legg


Grand Hyatt Ballroom New York, East 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA

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