On the evening of November 14, 2016, guests dined at the annual Food & Wine gala hosted by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The event was held in the lavishly designed Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Celebrated Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art prepared his signature dish mushroom lasagna. Dinner was paired with a carefully selected variety of wines from Tournesol and Caymus Vineyards.
Fox News Anchor and Analyst, Kimberly Guilfoyle, hosted the event in light of the NYSPCC and their philanthropic involvement with abused children. She shared her personal connection to the organization, explaining that her work as a district attorney's office prosecutor this past year further encouraged her efforts in aiding endangered children.
Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief of Bon Appetit Magazine, took the stage as the evening’s guest speaker. Lydia Fenet, auctioneer of Christie’s, facilitated this year’s reverse auction to fundraise proceeds for the NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery Program. This program offers specialized therapies for children who have endured physical or sexual abuse, traumatic grief, and family violence.
Executive Director of the NYSPCC, Dr. Mary L. Pulido, also took the stage to share with guests the importance of protecting children from harm. Her heartfelt message explained that they are the go-to agency of New York City and emphasized the need to help their children recover.
The NYSPCC has earned worldwide respect for their commitment to protecting and reshaping the lives of neglected children. Their welfare services have investigated more than 650,000 cases in regard to more than two million children. Through research, communication, and training, they have been able to grow their services to provide counsel and prevent abuse nationwide. The organization’s unique services are instrumental in responding to the needs of children who have been abused.
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