We’re proud to announce the 19th Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon!
This year’s luncheon promises to be better than ever. Sesame Street’s own Sonia Manzano (or Maria as Big Bird knew her) will be the presenting the keynote speech. Ms. Manzano retired after 44 years on Sesame Street. She recently published a memoir about growing up in the South Bronx with an abusive, alcoholic father. We’re excited to have a speaker who’s passion for children matches our own.
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Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, we raised over $640,000! This record breaking amount will support vital services for at-risk children and their families.
This year, we were thrilled to welcome actress, playwright, and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith as our keynote speaker. Her performance, in which she explored the issues of community, character, and diversity in America, moved us all deeply and reminded us of the importance of our work. We were also delighted to have former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, join us as a special guest.
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A deep thank you to all who joined us on May 2, 2014 to make our 17th Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon a HUGE success!
Inspired by the dynamism and never give up energy of keynote speaker, distance swimmer Diana Nyad, the sold out event raised over $500,000 in support for our programs to help prevent child abuse and keep kids safe.
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