8th Annual

A Little HOPE would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our eighth annual A Night for Our Children fundraising gala on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Espace.

A Little Hope honored Patricia Donovan-Duff Founder & Director of The Bereavement Center of Westchester with the 2009 Advocate Award. We would like to thank her again for all of her efforts on behalf of grieving children.

A Night for Our Children was hosted by Sebastian Clarke of Antiques Roadshow/Doyle New York. More than 700 guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a delicious buffet dinner and were captivated by the sounds of the very talented DJ Skye Nellor.

Guests participated in a Judith Ripka raffle featuring a Ten Thousand Dollar Gift Certificate.

The live auction featured 2 tickets to the Nascar Sprint Cup Race including garage passes, at Pocono Raceway in August; hotel and airfare for 2 to sunny Los Angeles to attend the 67th Annual Golden Globes HBO After Party on January 17,2010; A Sports Lovers Package including tickets to Mets-Jets-Rangers-Knicks-Yankees-Giants-Islanders and Devils games; tickets for 2 to attend the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards; Nets Ball Kid Package; Fox NFL Sunday Pre-Game Show: A slice of NFL heaven for two guests to fly cross-country and meet Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan on the set and enjoying breakfast and lunch buffet in the VIP room at Fox studios while settling down to watch Sunday football; Vacation in the Bahamas for a 5-day/4 night getaway at The Cove Atlantis; Dinner for 8 and Dinner for 4 at Rao’s; and Fund a Bereavement Camp where guests donated $1000.00 and $1500.00 scholarships for children to attend week-end and week-long camps. Children and teens have all the fun of a typical summer camp and also participate in support groups which offer opportunities for them to talk about their loss, in a safe and supportive environment.

We would especially like to thank all of the following corporate and individual sponsors that contributed to the evening’s success.

Champion of Hope - $50,000.00

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Leader of Hope - $25,000.00

The Benchmark Company, LLC
Execution, LLC
ITG/Investment Technology Group, Inc.
JNK Securities Corp
Knight Capital Group, Inc.
RBC Capital Markets
Saratoga Capital
Andrew Formato and Weeden & Co, LP

Supporter of Hope - $10,000.00

Cantor Fitzgerald & David Rosmarin
Credit Suisse First Boston
Dahlman Rose & Company
FBR Capital Markets
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
Rochdale Securities
SJ Levinson
Source Trading
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc
Titan Advisors, LLC
Chad & Nina Loweth
Robin & Larry Sapanski
Peter & Jennifer Wade
The Dowling Foundation

Provider of Hope - $5,000.00

Alliance Bernstein LP/Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
Bank of New York ConvergEx Group
Bank of New York
Bay Crest Partners, LLC
Deutsche Bank
GFI Group, Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Harbor Watch Capital Management
ICAP/Sandy Bernhardt
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Merrill Lynch
Monness, Hardt & Co, Inc.Crespi,
Morgan Stanley
Northville Industries
Raymond James
Rhino Trading Partners
Robinson Humphrey/Sun Trust Banks, Inc.
State Street
Susquehanna Int’l Group, Inc.
Tradition Equity
The Connors Foundation, Inc.
The Fruhling Family
WJB Capital Group, Inc.

Additional Corporate Supporters:

Robert W. Baird Foundation
Blue Fin
Buckingham Research Group

Special Thanks to:

Tanhya Vancho
Evan J. Schapiro
Jamie Heiberger-Jacobsen
Angela Wall
George Benko
Barbara Cohen
Marc Feinberg
Scott Kaplan
Elissa Marcus Massimo
Randall McCallum
Curt Menefee

Sebastian Clarke
Candace Jarkow
Bartomeu Amengual Photography
Interior Foliage Design, Inc.,
Royalty Press,
Geoff Fraize/BML Blackbird,
Barry Rosenthal & Larry Goldfarb/Espace

Jennifer & Lyle Casriel
Kevin Gahwyler
Paul Aguirre
Jen Edge
Luis Mojica
Giulia Montonati
Cynthia Schaetzle
Nicole Schindler

Thank you again to everyone who made donations, and/or attended and supported A Night for Our Children . Your generosity has made this our most successful gala since our inception!!!

Richard Schimel & Amy Liebman-Rapp