$500,000 Raised at Annual Dinner

The Children’s Village raises over $500,000 at its Annual Circle of Friends Dinner on May 9  at Chelsea Piers for vulnerable New York children and families

NEW YORK, NY – The Children’s Village (CV), which provides critical services to more than 10,000 children and families throughout the New York metropolitan area, hosted its annual Circle of Friends fundraising event on Thursday, May 9 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.  This event raised more than $500,000 for its programs that serve vulnerable children and families. The event focused on the power of hopes and aspirations to change the world, and how a community can make those come to life for disadvantaged young people.

The Corporate Award was given to Crystal & Company for their long-standing partnership with The Children’s Village and support of its mission. Jamie Crystal, Executive Vice President of Client and Strategic Relations, accepted the award on behalf of Crystal & Company and was acknowledged for taking a personal interest in the work of The Children’s Village. Over the years, Crystal & Company has incorporated philanthropy and “making a meaningful difference” in the core of its business operations. Under the banner of TEAM CRYSTAL, employees throughout the country raise funds for people with disabilities, provide backpacks for children who live in shelters, play kickball with inner city kids, and  host birthday parties for children whose families are homeless. As part of the event, Crystal & Company donated $50,000 to directly support programs for young people.

Immediately following the dinner, The Children’s Village Leadership Council hosted its third annual Connect 4 A Cause Gala. More than 150 young professionals attended the after party event, which raised $20,000 for CV programs. The Leadership Council is a group of young professionals from metro New York City who volunteer time with and raise funds for children and families connected to The Children’s Village.

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