On November 14, Ali and Joe Torre hosted our 17th Annual Gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway. This incredible evening celebrated 100,000 lives impacted by our Margaret’s Place program, and included emcee Bob Costas; an all star panel celebrating honoree Hideki Matsui; 2019 Changemaker Award Winner Gretchen Carlson; and a special musical performance by Tim McGraw, featuring special guests The Warren Brothers.

At this year’s event, we we surpassed our fundraising goal – all dedicated to our crucial efforts providing trauma prevention and counseling services to children across the country.

We’d like to extend our thanks to our Dinner Committee Members, Michael Ball, Fred Grapstein, Tom Kushner, Frank P. Longobardi, Joseph M. Pastore III, Howard I. Smith, and Ronald W. Turner II. We’d also like to express our gratitude to our celebrities for making the evening so memorable: Jose Cardenal, David Cone, Bob Costas, Ken Daneyko, Ken Dashow, Steve Donohue, Dann Florek, John Franco, Michael Kay, Jim Leyritz, Tino Martinez, Tim McGraw, Lee Mazzilli, John Sterling, George Thorogood, Lesley Visser, Suzyn Waldman, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Bernie Williams, and Todd Zeile.

If you were unable to attend but want to support our work, consider making a gift online today.

Check out a full album of our photos from the evening on Facebook now!

We’ve also compiled some of the top press from the evening:

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

Presenting Sponsor
Souphatra & Walter Hester

League Champion Sponsors
Bank of America
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Office of the Commissioner & Major League Baseball

Division Champion Sponsors
Baker Tilly
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
CohnReznick LLP
Crowne Plaza Times Square
Delta Air Lines
The Devlin Foundation
Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships & Somerset Patriots
Donna & Joe Pastore
Pfizer, Inc.
Seth Ruthen
The Starr Foundation
TD Securities LLC
Ali & Joe Torre

Home Run Sponsors
Alan Gray LLC a Premia Company
Liza & Michael Ball
Chief Investment Office, Bank of
America Wealth Management
Rita & Joseph Cohen
Ernie Frank
Kevin Gentzel
Goldman Sachs
Margaret M. Janes
National Basketball Association
New York Yankees Foundation
RBC Capital Markets
The Rigel Family
Two Sigma

Individual Sponsors
Honorable & Mrs. Stuart & Andrea Bernstein
Dr. & Ms. Michael & Elise Collins
COEX Partners
Fedway Associates
Amy & Maury Gostfrand
Lynn Guerin
IKO Group Inc.
Island Painting, Inc.
Stephanie & Tom Kushner
Steve Levine
Mill Distributors Inc.
Herbert E. Nass & Associates
Elizabeth & Doug Pardon
Power Cooling, Inc.
Johanna & James Redpath
Avis & Bruce Richards
John Squitier
Harriet & Ronald Turner
Richard Zinman

Gala Donations
National Football League Foundation

Jeffrey H. Loria
David Mangold
Mark Taylor

$1,000 – $2,500
Kenneth Baron
Sheri Bronstein
Juju Chang & Neal Shapiro
Paul McCurdy
Neuberger Berman
Glori & Richard Norwitt
Pietrogallo & Haggett Family Fund
Barbara & Elizabeth Spenningsby
David Turner
Tad Waldbauer
Suzyn Waldman

Auction Donors
The Algonquin Hotel
Allstate Foundation
Baccarat Hotel New York
Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
CitiTicket, Inc.
Coarse NYC
The Don CeSar
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
Ed Mady
Fette Sau
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Janet White
Jean Phillips
John Iodice
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
The Lodge at Woodloch
Lotte New York Palace
Lulu NYC
Nahid Ahmed & Arjuna Bull from Luthun
Margo Morrison New York
The Maritime Hotel
Michelle’s Maccs
Mike Fratello
Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Los Cabos
Montage Palmetto Bluff
New York Football Giants
New York Jets
New York Knicks
New York Red Bulls
Ocean House
Pendry Baltimore
Pendry San Diego
Pittsburgh Steelers
The Plaza New York
Rao’s New York
Robert Klein
Rubirosa Ristorante
Silversands Grenada
Speedy Romeo
Tim McGraw
Turn 2 Foundation
Vornado Hotels
The Whitby Hotel
Windsor Court Hotel
XV Beacon

Gift Bag Donors
Ace Endico
New York Yankees
Treat Me Sweet Candy Buffets