What a night! We hope you enjoyed the GiGi's NYC 2020 Gala that streamed live from New York City.
The Gala program was very compelling as Frank Sawyer, Board President, conveyed the importance of fundraising to our organization
and the commitment of GiGi's NYC to the community we serve. Thank you to all who supported us.
Your generosity keeps our programs and events going strong for those who need them most.
And, if you know someone who wanted to donate last night but wasn't able to, please share this link and click on the "Donate" button in the upper right hand corner, https://gigisplayhouse.org/newyork/.
We will continue to accept donations - all are needed and appreciated.
Al Roker, everyone's favorite weatherman, hosted the event with flair. His passion for our mission and quick wit kept our viewers engaged...and laughing. Everyone enjoyed his good-natured ribbing with Chris Wragge, our honoree. Chris did double duty last night as an honoree and he worked alongside Auctioneer LJ Ganser as they kept the auction moving and the viewers bidding! Thank you for being a part of this very special and important evening.
It was wonderful seeing and hearing from our co-founders of GiGi's Playhouse NYC, Tracy Nixon and Debbie Morris, and their vision and the way in which our community has been served for the past eight years.
It was especially moving to hear Al Roker and Malik Jabbaar have a conversation about the teenager's role as GiGi's NYC 2020 Ambassador.
The entertainment by Alexis Morrast, and Lourds Lane, Jessie Wagner and Militia Vox was enjoyed by guests near and far.
Thank you, ladies, for sharing your incredible talent and your passion for GiGi's NYC mission.
In case you missed the event, here is the link, https://fb.me/e/3Af7M2FOe.
Please share it with your friends and family, and with anyone who would like to learn more about GiGi's NYC.
The GiGi's NYC Team
Special Thank You To
Andrew & Debbie Morris
Eric & Becky Fogarty
and Paul Goularte
Matt & Lauren Fogarty
The Balla Family
David & Lauren Mazzullo
GiGi’s Playhouse NYC is the only organization in New York City solely dedicated to the development of individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, from birth through adulthood and at every phase of life. We provide therapeutic, educational, social, and creative arts programs and events year-round, at no cost to participants or their families. We empower our diverse participants to be included in the greater community, to be their whole selves as they truly belong, and to make the world a better place. GiGi’s NYC offers a supportive and nurturing environment that enables individuals, parents, expecting parents, and families to connect. With our migration to a more virtual world, GiGi’s NYC is at the forefront of innovating and delivering online programs for its growing community, all while being completely funded by our generous donors.
We hope you enjoy photos from our past Gala's below.
2018 "i have a Voice" Gala