12th Annual

We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our 12th Annual A Night for Our Children Gala on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at Espace.

The evening was hosted by Sebastian Clarke of Rago Arts and Auction Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous silent auction, a delicious buffet dinner and were treated to the sounds of the very talented DJ-XRAY.

A special presentation by Robert Christopher Lugo - former group member of the Calvary Hospital teen program and camp, currently a junior facilitator - was the highlight of the evening.

Our live auction included a Napa Valley Getaway for two guests at the Calistoga Ranch luxury resort; Dinner for 4 at the most exclusive reservation in town, Rao's; Two tickets to Saturday Night live during the 2014 season; Jeter Farewell Party where two guests will rub shoulders with Derek Jeter as he hangs up his cap and celebrates an unmatched career with the New York Yankees; and a 25-person cocktail reception prepared by the famous party planner, Larry Scott.

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

Supporter of Hope:

Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley
RBC Capital Markets Corp
Weeden & Company LP

Provider of Hope:

Baycrest Partners
Cantor Fitzgerald/David Rosmarin
Credit Suisse
Evercore Partners
ITG - Investment Technology Group
Stern Agee
The Benchmark Company LLC

Fund a Scholarship:

Keith Brenner
Christine Glick
David Kaufman
Prashant Kolluri
Daniel Furstenberg
Tom Martin
Andrew Schleimer
Claudia Schimel
Brett Skolnik
Alex Zivic

Live Auction:

Andrew Heiberger
Christopher Fiore
Tony Bechalany
Kevin Gahwyler
Randy McCallum
Richard Schimel
Evan Seidenstein
Tom Stabik

Silent Auction:

Mike Brancati
Missy Cohen
Dan Deyoe
Pete Edelson
Johnathan Gelfand
Ronen Guetta
Mariessa Jordan
Beth Kaplan
Linda Kaplan
Matt Karvelies
Lesley Kelly
Greg Margolis
Pat Marvin
Randy McCallum
Hunter Mcmaster
David Natt
Ryan Nelson
Nick Rimsa
John Ryan
Mike Scagnelli
Evan Seidenstein
Leon Shaulov
Rob Sheffer
Stan Solomon
Scott Tashman
Michael Terranova
David Wood
Don Wood
Maz Yaghmaie

Special Thanks to Our Gala Volunteers:

Ben Andreycak
Nicole Belmont
Marta Billeci
Laura Carey
Stephanie Cirillo
Jake E. Evanko
Dawn Ford
Catherine Gordon
Nicole Henderson
Erin Lee
Nicole Morgante
Heather Nagel
Ylissa Sekuler
Alex Schumann
Matthew Schumann
Jennifer Zimmons

Special Thanks to our Gala Team:

5th Avenue Digital - Photographer
Barry Rosenthal – Espace
Belle Fleur - Florist
DJ X-Ray - X-Ray Entertainment
Tom Steel – Alcom Printing Group Inc.
Seth Forrest - Grand Stand Sports - Silent Auction
Tanhya Vancho – Gala Coordinator
Randall McCallum & Richard Schimel – Live Auction Coordinator
Tracey McCallum – Journal/Invitation Design
Kevin Gahwyler – Volunteer Coordinator
George Benko – IT Director

Thank you to everyone who made donations. attended and supported our 12th annual A Night for Our Children. It is your generosity that makes it possible for us to carry on our mission, so that no child has to grieve alone.

With Gratitude,
Rich Schimel – Tanhya Vancho – Amy Liebman Rapp