09 Dec Guidance Center event raises $400K
The North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center held its annual Dancing with Our Stars Gala on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the Garden City Hotel.
The evening included a cocktail reception followed by dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a performance from the center’s Dancing Stars.
More than 260 guests attended the event which raised over $400,000 to support the Guidance Center’s mental health services for children and families.
“The Guidance Center is proud of its commitment to provide essential mental health services to all children and families, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Executive Director Andrew Malekoff. “The generous support of our donors tonight helps us to maintain the highest standard and quality of care to our community.”
The lineup of Dancing Stars featured some of Long Island’s true “movers and shakers:” Matilde Broder, Power Travel; Lana Choy, Summit Associates; Pedro Davila III, Tiffany & Co; Minsun Kim, Long Island Conservatory; Fiona Lin, Liberty Land Abstract and Tina Narayan, M.D., Cohen Children’s Hospital. The Event Co-Chairs were Tracey & Seth Kupferberg and Nancy & Lew Lane. Edward C. Kline served as the auctioneer and radio and television personality Len Berman served as the event emcee, as he has for the past 5 years.
This year’s honoree was Andrew Marcell, global head of strategy at Aon Benfield Group Limited, the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor.
A Sands Point resident, Marcell is deeply invested in children’s mental health.
His wife Carol and their three children were in attendance in support of the Guidance Center. Sponsors for the evening included: Aon Foundation, The Kupferberg Foundation, Albanese Organization, Americana Manhasset, Executive Flightways, and The Klipper Family Foundation.