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The Games Commence at New Yorkers For Children’s Gala

by Sarah Hysong Photographed by Matt Borkowski and Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Friday, September 15, 2017

New Yorkers For Children hosted its eighteenth annual Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street Thursday September 14, kicking off the Fall benefit season with a whoosh of glorious gowns. The gala brought out fashion mavens and the young social set to drink Bellinis and benefit New York’s youth in foster care.

New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) partners with the Administration for Children’s Services to improve the lives of youth in foster care and the lives of those transitioning out. For more than 20 years NYFC has raised and distributed more that $55 million to support their efforts.

With galas like the one of Thursday and other events NYFC raises money for programs like the “Back-to-School Package Program” that provides youth in foster care enrolled in college or accredited vocational programs with $2,500 in materials such as school supplies, transit cards, and a laptop computer.

New Yorkers For Children has and additional 31 unique programs to support educational programs and pilot initiatives. NYFC aims to increase the educational attainment and career readiness for youth in foster care. Their goal is to help transition as many children in foster care into independent and self-sufficient adult lives as they can.

Notably dancing their night away at the Fall 2017 gala were Rachel Roy, Meredith Melling, Valerie Macaulay, Ferebee Taube, Annelise Peterson Winter, Erika Bearman, Seema Bansal, Sunny Chadha and Kate Davidson Hudson.


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