The Children's Aid Society (CAS) raised $1.2 million to aid New York City's most vulnerable children at their Inaugural Keeping the Promise Gala. CAS honored BNY Mellon, Robert Wolf, Chairman of UBS Americas and President of UBS Investment Bank, and volunteer Ann Sather for their support of programs benefiting needy kids. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Ron Suskind served as Master of Ceremonies for the event at the Waldorf-Astoria.
The Keeping the Promise gala celebrated CAS's 158-year commitment to improving the lives of New York's neediest children through medical, educational and recreational programming, while showcasing the work of corporate and community leaders who have served as role models by upholding the CAS promise through their meaningful contributions and volunteer work.
"Raising over $1 million in the current economic climate is an incredible success and a testament to awareness of the worsening situation," said CAS President and CEO Richard Buery. "We are thrilled to honor BNY Mellon, Robert Wolf, Ann Sather and all of our attendees who realize that New York City kids in need are at record numbers and only through holistic and sustained support will we ensure they are not part of a lifetime of poverty."
"Children's Aid Society focuses on the most helpless of all children in the City," said Chairman of UBS Americas and President of UBS Investment Bank, Robert Wolf. "Their commitment to keeping the promise to forgotten children ensures that we will not lose an entire generation of future Americans."
Notable guests also attending included Tony Award Winner Patti LuPone; "Law and Order SVU" star, Tamara Tunie; Director, Screenwriter and Actress, Rebecca Miller; Author Harlan Corben.