CV’s friends and supporters raised $360,000 (after expenses) at the 16th annual Circle of Friends dinner on April 28. For the third year in a row, the event was sold out. Next year, we are moving to a larger space at Chelsea Piers so we can accommodate all our friends. Please mark your calendar for April 27, 2017.
An important part of this annual event is to honor those who contribute to our work in a major way. This year, we presented the Legacy of Service award to Lauren Blum, who helped start and continues to nurture the literacy program. The Corporate Award went to the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP, which has the distinction of having attended every one of our 16 dinners.
Thank you to the Dinner Committee, our Trustees, the CV Leadership Council, and the corporate sponsors, especially Macquarie Group and Ambac Financial Group.