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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. If you would like to send a check or wire transfer, please contact Maddie Legg at


Joan Rosenthal

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

Event Co Chairs

Janet Y. Larose
Kazie Metzger

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Benefit Committee
(In formation)

Josh Abramson
Patrick Bartels
Karn Chopra
Jessica Corn
Jessica Davidoff
Karen Duncan
Effie Fish
George V. Furlan
Jacob Gladstone
Melissa Hobley
Liz Howng
Ryan Hunter and Stephanie Mark
Nicole Jerry
Tina Jerry
Peter and Erinn Kolp
Marissa and Josh Lafer
Lawrence A. Larose, Esq
Bassam Latif
Pinsi Lei and Richard Lorenzen
Andrew Lichtman
Patrick McGrath
David S. Meyer
Brian Schartz
Sunny Singh
Martha Ucko

Contact Us

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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