About our 2014 Gala on the Hornblower Hybrid:
Over 200 Playhouse supporters and fans came out on the beautiful Hornblower Hybrid cruise ship, which circled the statue of liberty in the twilight of a beautiful March evening. It was a star-studded evening, to be sure: Chris Wragge of CBS 2, mingled with the new champion of the Down syndrome community, Jimmy Jenson. Jimmy accepted an award in his honor with touching composure and grace.
Jennifer Davis, Jimmy's running partner and supervisor at his assisted living community, was elegant in a floor length red dress.
Jason Kingsely, author of Count Us In was there with his stylish mom, Emily Perl Kingsley, Sesame Street producer/writer and author of Welcome to Holland.
Notably, the highest grossing auction item was original art by individuals with Down syndrome who participate in our weekly Gratitude Committee volunteer program. Talk about Gratitude!
GiGi's Playhouse NYC hosted a cocktail fundraiser on February 23rd 2013 at 48 Lounge. This annual event, themed "I Have a Voice," took place in 15 cities nationwide. New York City is the newest location to join the network and one that serves families throughout New York City and the tri-state area.
"Our organization has really had a positive impact on so many lives", says Debbie Morris, President of the board of managers for GiGi's Playhouse NYC. "To see all of our efforts appreciated and the community come together at our fundraiser is incredibly rewarding."