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Starlight Children's Foundation 25th Annual Gala
03/05/2010 - By New York, NY

Starlight Children's Foundation 25th Annual Gala

The Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT honored Justin H. Green, CEO of HaysVentures LLC and Adam R. Schwartz, Managing Director of Angelo, Gordon & Co. at the 25th Annual Gala on March 4, 2010 at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City.

They were honored for their support and dedication to Starlight, which serves thousands of children who suffer from a wide range of critical, chronic, and life-threatening diseases and disabilities.

“Over the last 25 years, the Gala has honored so many wonderful executives whose philanthropic work and dedication should encourage and motivate us all to give back to children in need,” said Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank and President of the Starlight Children’s Foundation of NY*NJ*CT board of directors. “Because of these honorees and the executives who have been recognized over the last 25 years, Starlight has been able to touch the lives of over 275,000 seriously ill children and their families each year in the tri-state area through uplifting programs.”

The evening, emceed by Scott Clark of WABC, included a cocktail reception, lavish dinner and awards presentation. Dinner chairs included Keith Barket - Angelo, Gordon & Co, Brian Geller – B. Geller Restoration, Andrew M. Grumet – Edwards, Angell, Palmer, & Dodge LLP, Jeffrey Gural – Newmark Knight Frank,
Robert Rosenberg – Wells Fargo, Adam Spies – Eastdil Secured, Lynn Zises – Lawcash, and Susan Zises Green.

Special guests included a star line-up with Ivanka Trump, Corbin Bleu of the Broadway hit musical In the Heights, pop artist Charlie Ward, Kevin Brown and Grizz Chapmen of 30 Rock, Evan Alex Cole and Terri Columbino from As the World Turns, and One Life to Live actress Bree Williamson.

The gala supported the mission of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which brightens the lives of seriously ill children and helps them cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight helps children and their families through their journey with illness while helping to heal their spirits and restore the happiness that a serious illness takes away.

Photos courtesy of Starlight NYC

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