“Guidance Center’s Celestial Soirée To Honor Louis P. Iglesias,” Blank Slate Media, September 26, 2019

“Guidance Center’s Celestial Soirée To Honor Louis P. Iglesias,” Blank Slate Media, September 26, 2019

Louis P. Iglesias, honoree at the Guidance Center’s upcoming Celestial Soirée gala.

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center has announced that Louis P. Iglesias, President and Chief Executive Officer at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd., will be the honoree at our Celestial Soirée, which will take place on Oct. 24 at the Garden City Hotel.

“I am proud to put my full support behind North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center,” said Iglesias. “Mental health issues are often misunderstood and can cause lifelong struggles, especially for children. Many will suffer from these issues or will be exposed to those who are. The Guidance Center deals with these tough problems head on and truly makes a big difference in our entire community.”

The co-chairs for this year’s gala are John J. Bender, CEO, Global Reinsurance at Allied World Assurance, and Wesley D. Dupont, CEO, Global Legal & Strategy at Allied World Assurance. Journal co-chairs are Nancy and Lewis B. Lane. The emcee is Stacey Sager, of Channel 7’s Eyewitness News.

“At Allied World, community support is a priority,” said Dupont. “The Guidance Center offers a vital service that benefits local families in need, and we are proud that Lou Iglesias is being honored by an organization that brings hope and healing to so many.”

Emcee Sager spoke eloquently of the need to provide help for children and teens during difficult times. “We all want our children to soar, but let’s not be ashamed to help them weather the turbulence,” she said. “As a mother of two from Long Island, it is my greatest hope that resources such as the Guidance Center can give families and children the tools we need to be at our strongest… especially when life gets bumpy!”

Guidance Center Executive Director Andrew Malekoff noted that 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. “The generous support of our donors and sponsors at the Celestial Soirée will help us to maintain the highest standard and quality of care to our community,” he said.

The gala will feature delicious food, live music, dancing and fabulous auction and raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Guidance Center. To learn more about becoming a sponsor or an underwriter or purchasing tickets, please visit www.northshorechildguidance.org/events, call (516) 626-1971 ext. 309 or email pmadden@northshorechildguidance.org.