16th Annual Gala: Press & Pics

On November 15, Ali and Joe Torre hosted our 16th Annual Gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway. This incredible evening included emcee Michael Kay, a panel of baseball experts who celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the World Series Champion Yankees, and honoree Gina Boswell (President of Customer Development at Unilever).

At this year’s event, we raised more than $1.2 million to support Safe At Home’s crucial efforts providing trauma prevention and counseling services to children across the country.

We’d like to extend our thanks to our Committee Co-Chairs Joel Holsinger and Gerry Polizzi, as well as our Committee Members Michael Ball, Frank Longobardi, Darrell and Beth Rigel, Steve Petersen, Howard Smith, and Peter E. Williams, Jr. Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to our celebrities for making the event so memorable: Dominic Chianese, Dann Florek, John Franco, Tony La Russa, Tino Martinez, Mike Massimino, Michael Kay, Lesley Visser, and Todd Zeile – and, of course, our very own Joe Torre.

To get a peek at the festivities, check out some snapshots on our Facebook page.

A special thanks to the individuals, foundations, and corporations who supported our event.

We also had some wonderful press coverage connected to the event:

Raise the Volume on Domestic Violence

This year, students at all of our locations commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month by running school-wide awareness campaigns in October. Our schools featured an activity that encouraged students to think about how they can make change and how they can speak out against violence. These ideas were turned into action items students can take throughout the year – and were displayed on bulletin boards in school hallways.

Our therapists also shared information on how to identify warning signs of abuse and violence, and how to get help for themselves or for a friend.

With 13,000 students in our school locations, our awareness campaigns allow us to touch the lives of all our students and get them to think critically on their role as advocates against violence.

Check out a few photos of our awareness campaign in action: