2023 CCC Celebrates • Monday, May 15, 2023
A Gala Cocktail Party and Art Evening at The Museum of Modern Art to Benefit Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Ellen and Steven J. Corwin, MD
Ellen is an accomplished public health advocate, retired nurse, and long-standing CCC board member.
Dr. Steven J. Corwin is President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive healthcare systems.
Featured MoMA Exhibitions
Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time • Architecture Now: New York, New Publics • Chosen Memories: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift and Beyond
Honorary Chairs Blair M. Duncan • James A. Forese • Michael S. Helfer • Brad S. Karp
Co-Chairs Diana & Frederick Elghanayan • Ricki Tigert Helfer • Elaine & Mark Kessel • Nancy & Alan N. Locker • Jane Blair Oberle & Christian Oberle
Young Professionals Co-Chairs Whitney Blackmon • Lauren Jenkins Chung
A Special Thank You to our Pacesetting Supporters:
Diana & Frederick Elghanayan
The Greater New York Hospital Association
The Hearst Corporation
Katherine Farley & Jerry I. Speyer
Ellen & Steven J. Corwin, MD
Nancy & Alan N. Locker
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
Jody & Brian Berger
Madeline & Tom Elghanayan
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
The Healthcare Association of New York State, Inc.
Ricki Tigert Helfer & Michael S. Helfer
HJ Kalikow & Co., LLC
Marilyn & Jay Lubell
The Omer Foundation
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Susan & Ed Falk
Chris Stern Hyman
Elaine & Mark Kessel
Miller & Milone, PC
Susan & Thomas Roeder
James A. Forese
Judith A. Garson & Steven N. Rappaport
Maryann & Robert Marston
Parkview Plumbing & Heating
Roberts & Holland LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sheri Cyd Sandler
Betsy Pinover Schiff
Urban Foundation‑Engineering, LLC
Chris Wasserstein & Dan Rattiner
Jessica & Todd Aaron
Affiliated Adjustment Group, Ltd.
Priscilla Bijur & Gerald Kane
Michele & Benny Caiola
Rose Caiola & Carl Musacchia
Lauren Jenkins Chung
Veronica Dillon & Kevin Bollbach
Yvette Ballard & Blair M. Duncan
Nancy & Henry Elghanayan
Epic Mechanical Contractors
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Greer & John Hendricks
James C. Metzger
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Jane Blair Oberle & Christian Oberle
Prince Carpentry, Inc.
Marcy Sandler & James Janover
Jean A. & Raymond V.J. Schrag
Shearman & Sterling
Nancy & David Solomon
Warburg Pincus LLC
Susan Wasserstein & George Sard
The Weeks Lerman Group
The Whitmore Group, Ltd.
Peggy Wolff & Charles O. Prince
Bridget Healy & Richard Sandler
Ruth Seiger Maisel
Marya Martin & Ken Davidson
Elyse & Michael Newhouse
Susan & Fred Orkin
Scopia Capital Management
Tamar & Richard Howson
Linda & David Sicher
Ety & George Zbeda
Or read below to learn how your support will impact New York City's children and families.
Understanding what your investment allows CCC to do for NYC children:
Expand Access to Behavioral Health Care: 50% of New York youth report symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorders and suicide rates among children have grown by 30% over the last decade. Only 42% of youth participants in our Voicing Our Future Youth Survey, who reported wanting or needing mental health services from a professional, also reported getting it. Your gift of $75,000 or more could allow us to further our advocacy to improve access to mental health resources and supports, build a workforce pipeline and bring fiscal stability to providers of service.
Prioritize Housing Supports for Families: More than 1 in 4 households in New York City spend 50% or more of their income on rent, and in households with incomes at or below the poverty level, more than half of households are severely rent burdened. Your gift of $50,000 or more could help us advance policy and budget solutions that ensure families access affordable housing and that eviction prevention and rental subsidies are better leveraged to keep people housed.
Expand Access to High Quality Child Care: 35% of women aged 25–54 living with children reported being out of work due to childcare responsibilities during the pandemic.
Your gift of $25,000 or more could help us expand access to childcare, afterschool and summer programs, which are critical to age-appropriate learning and development for children, keep caregivers connected to employment and prevent long-term loss of wages.
Support Students Living in Shelter or Doubled Up: Over 100,000 NYC school students reside in temporary housing or doubled up with relatives or friends. Among the 30,000 individuals that comprise the family shelter population, 50% are under 14 years old and 94% are Black or Hispanic. Research demonstrates that housing instability impacts school attendance and impedes educational attainment and on-time completion of high school. Your gift of $15,000 or more could support our advocacy to expand access to services that help students and families in shelters navigate the school system, address barriers to attendance, and achieve educational progress.
Promote Economic Mobility: Extreme inequality keeps hundreds of thousands of children living below the Federal Poverty level. Many of these families lost a vital resource, impacting their ability to pay for food, housing, and more, when the Federal Child Tax Credit expansion was rolled back last year. Your gift of $10,000 or more could support our efforts to expand access to asset building opportunities that put children and families on a path to achieve financial security and upward mobility, including connecting families to child savings accounts or advocating for the expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Invest in Youth Opportunity: 62% of youth (ages 18 to 24) reported a loss of employment income during the pandemic and many struggled to access extracurricular support for tutoring, internships, and job opportunities. Your gift of $5,000 or more could help us continue to advocate for investments in youth programs that provide access to mentors, job opportunities, and additional services that are important to all youth, but in particular, justice-involved youth and youth in foster care.
Invest in Families and Communities: Over 33,000 children receive child welfare prevention services annually, and during the pandemic these services helped families meet basic needs for food, cash assistance, clothing, Wi-Fi, and computers, legal services, and behavioral health care, among others. Your gift of $2,500 or more support our advocacy to expand primary and prevention services that strengthen families and promote safety and stability.
All gifts support our expert public policy advocacy, our research and data products, and civic engagement -- enabling us to continue our fight to ensure that every child is healthy, housed, educated and safe.
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