10th Annual

We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our 10th Anniversary A Night for Our Children Gala on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at Espace.

The evening was hosted by Sebastian Clarke of Antiques Roadshow/Doyle New York. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a delicious buffet dinner and were treated to vintage rock by 2 amazing bands: VoyageA Musical Tribute to the Band JOURNEY and The Petty Thieves. A Special Presentation by Emma Rathkeya ten year veteran camper and counselor at America’s Camp, was the highlight of the evening.

Our Live Auction included a Miami Heat Getaway for two by private plane with front row seats, a meet ‘n’ greet with the team, dinner at STK and fabulous 3 night stay at the W Hotel; a Four Night Napa Valley Getaway for four guests at the Calistoga Ranch luxury resort; Two Tickets to the 2012 Grammy Awards and Official After-Party, including airfare and three night stay; Catered dinner for 10 by Rao’s Chef at the winners home; a Positano Italy Dream Escape including first class airfare and six nights for two at the heavenly Il San Pietro hotel; and Dinner for four at Rao’s.

Our Raffle – round-trip first class airfare and 7 night stay for two at One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico was won by on-going supporter and gala attendee, Christie Leslie.

We would especially like to thank all of the following corporate and individual sponsors:

Champion of Hope

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Leader of Hope

GFI Group, Inc.
JNK Securities Corp.
The Starker Family Foundation
Weeden & Company LP

Supporter of Hope

Atlantic Equities
BMO Capital Markets
Credit Suisse First Boston
Dahlman Rose & Co., LLC
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Instinet LLC
ITG – Investment Technology Group
Jeffrey Kransdorf
Morgan Stanley
RBC Capital Markets Corp.
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Rochdale Securities Inc.
Knight Capital Americas LP
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
Lawrence & Robin Sapanski
Sterne Agee
Stifel Nicolaus Equity Sales
The Benchmark Company LLC
Ticonderoga Securities LLC
Town Residential

Provider of Hope

Barclays Capital
Bank of American/Merrill Lynch
Cantor Fitzgerald/David Rosmarin
Cowen & Company
Deutsche Bank
FBR Capital Markets LLC
Gary Wood Associates
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
MKM Partners
Monness, Crespi & Hardt Co., Inc.
Raymond James
Saratoga Capital LLC
SJ Levinson & Sons
TD Newcrest

Journal Sponsors

Basswood Capital Management, LLC
JC Carey & Evan Michaels
Tannaz, Chris & Lola Fiore
Shari, Aaron, Michael, Emma & Hayden Fruhling
Jeffrey & Olga Henick
Jordana & Gareth Holovach
Dave Kaufman
Amy Liebman-Rapp
Evan & Whitney Michaels
Claudia & Lawrence Schimel
Wendy, Ethan, Alexa & Dylan Schimel
Rich Schimel
Carl Schecter
Tanhya Vancho
The DiVincent Famiy
The Levine Family
The Samit Family

Live Auction

Michael Cornell
Andrew Heiberger
Anthony Bechalany
James Bruner
Eric Dusansky
Randall McCallum
Chris Fiore

Fund a Scholarship

Whitney Michaels
John Py
Peter Derby
Michael Terranova
David Kim
Kevin Gahwyler
David S. Wood
Andrew Gorenstein
Tom Hain
Michael C. Miller
Brett Miles
Jonathan Smith
Jacqui Wasserberger
Kevin J. Woods
Jeff Pravato
Anthony Perrino
Peter M. Treacy
Adam Gordon
Nadhya Syed
Yoshiyukie Nakamura
Mark Vanness
David Plotkin
Brian Ceglarski

Special Thanks to:

Jamie Heiberger-Jacobsen
Tanhya Vancho
Kevin Gahwyler
Randy McCallum
Angela Wall
George Benko
Evan J. Schapiro

Emma Rathkey
Sebastian Clarke
Bartomeu Amengual Photography
Stuart Burrows – BML Blackbird
Barry Rosenthal & the Espace Team
Fun Music Productions, LLC – Voyage – A Musical Tribute to the Band Journey
The Jam NYC – Petty Thieves
DJ Rob Dinero

Congratulations to all of you for such a spectacular and successful 10th anniversary celebration!

Rich Schimel & Amy Liebman-Rapp