Celebrating 15 years of providing healing and hope to children that have been impacted by violence, Safe At Home hosted our 15th Annual Gala on Wednesday, November 8th at Cipriani, located at 25 Broadway. Emceed by Bob Costas and hosted by Ali and Joe Torre, the evening raised over $1.1 million dollars to support our 14 in-school Margaret’s Place program sites in New York, New Jersey, California, and Ohio.

The room was filled with almost 375 attendees, including celebrities, athletes and industry leaders who joined us to celebrate this special anniversary, and to honor Sheri Bronstein, Global Human Resources Executive for Bank of America and four-time New York Yankees World Champion, Tino Martinez.

Sheri Bronstein spearheads domestic violence awareness initiatives for Bank of America, including the Domestic Violence Task Force and the Life Event Services program. These initiatives provide domestic violence education with internal and external partners, as well as specialists that are trained to help employees, their friends or family members that have been impacted by domestic violence, with services such as confidential counseling, and emergency and legal assistance.

Tino Martinez has been a Safe At Home supporter and friend since 2002 and we were honored to thank him for his dedication to our organization. The Gala program ended with a panel discussion led by Joe Torre and Bob Costas who were joined onstage by Tino Martinez, David Cone, Jorge Posada, Willie Randolph, Bernie Williams, Don Mattingly, and Lee Mazzilli, all speaking about being a teammate and friend of Tino, and reminiscing about their careers.

This very special evening concluded with a 2-plus hour after-party headlined by Dan Orlando who brought his unique blend of pop, rock, and soul that created a celebratory excitement in the room. Adding to everyone’s enjoyment, Dan’s bandmates, Greg Orlando, Anthony and Steve Babino, and Zach Stehura, were joined by former New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams on lead guitar for the first half-hour of their performance.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Gala Committee members, Co-chairs Frank Longobardi & Connie Verducci, Jill Costas, Thomas DiBiagio, Sandy Goldfarb, Steve Kalafer, Mark Markowitz, and Howard Smith, all of whom ensured the success of the evening. We are so grateful of our After-Party Committee for topping off this exciting event, Larkin Bailey, Charles Cho, Nadia Deba, Brian DePaulo, Hannah Flaum, Naveen Gidwani, Trisha Guillen, Julie Mauser, and Seth Ruthen, and Jeffery Trongone.


A special thank you to the following individuals, foundations and corporations that graciously supported our event. We thank you all so much.


Delta Air Lines


Newman’s Own Foundation


Bank of America


Office of the Commissioner & Major League Baseball

Maui Jim Sunglasses


Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Joseph & Rita Cohen

CohnReznick LLP

Delta Air Lines

Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships & Somerset Patriots Pfizer, Inc.

Seth Ruthen

The Devlin Foundation

The STARR Foundation



ABC Sand & Rock Inc.

Baker Botts LLP

Glen & Midge Barrett

Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP

Tom and MaryPat DiBiagio

Margaret M. Janes

M&T Bank

New York Yankees

People’s United Bank

The Rigel Family

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Vanbridge LLC & Alan Gray LLC


Honorable & Mrs. Stuart & Andrea Bernstein

Bruce & Avis Richards Family Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Collins

Anthony & Cheryl Faillace

Fedway Associates, Inc

Louis Lazzinnaro

Modell’s Sporting Goods

Herb & Jodi Nass


James & Johanna Redpath

Scott Roskind

The Beverly Hills Hotel