A Little HOPE would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our sixth annual A Night for Our Children fundraising gala on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at Capitale.
A Little HOPE honored Steven Kaplan with the 2007 Humanitarian Award; Lynne B. Hughes with the 2007 Visionary Award and Dr. Donna Schuurman with the 2007 Advocate Award. A Little HOPE is humbled to have these three individuals as part of this evening, and once again thank them for all of their efforts to support grieving children. Steven Kaplan is partner at JNK Securities Corporation; Lynne Hughes is founder and CEO of Comfort Zone Camp; and Dr. Donna Schuurman is the national director of the Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families.
A Night for Our Children featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, with tasting stations provided by Abboccato Ristorante, Acappella, Cook With Class, Edible Arrangements, Gin Lane, Molyvos Restaurant and STK!
The event also featured live and silent auctions and a sweepstakes of amazing prizes! The live auction featured reservations at Rao’s, golf trips to Bayonne Golf Club and The Bridge and Sebonack with helicopter transportation, a trip to Vegas, Sports Lover’s Fantasy Package with amazing tickets, AND a trip for 10 to beautiful Tuscany! The silent auction showcased sports memorabilia, spa packages, trips, and a fabulous display of Judith Ripka jewelry!
Special thanks to tonight’s sponsors:
Gold Contributor: Morgan Stanley
Silver Contributors: JNK Securities; Bank of America; Bear Stearns; The Benchmark Co., LLC; CIBC World Markets; Citigroup; Deutsche Bank; Diamondback Capital Management, LLC; Execution Services; ITG Inc.; Jefferies & Co., Inc.; Lehman Brothers; RBC Capital Markets; Lawrence and Robin Sapanski; Starker Family Foundation; Toronto Dominion; Toolan Family Foundation; Peter and Jen Wade; Weeden & Co. LP.
Bronze Contributors: A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.; Brookview Capital; BTIG/Bass Trading; Buttonwood Real Estate; BWD Group LLC; Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.; GFI Group Inc.; Goldman Sachs; Hauptman Family Foundation; Heiberger & Associates PC; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Knight Capital Group, Inc.; Chad and Nina Loweth; Mann Publications; Marquis Jet; Merrill Lynch; Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., Inc.; Northville Capital; Saratoga Capital; Susquehanna Capital; Titan Legacy Fund Advisors, LLC; UBS; Vanguard Title Agency; Wachovia; and WJB Capital, Inc.
Special thanks to: Congoleum; Dan Gaile; Jordan Elyse Photography; Jill Jacobson; Judith Ripka; RD Weis Companies; Rhythm in Motion DJ Services; and Royalty Press.
Thank you again to everyone who attended and supported A Night for Our Children!