Children’s Aid to Honor BNY Mellon, UBS Americas’ Robert Wolf and Volunteer Ann Sather at Inaugural NYC Gala

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Anthony Ramos, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-204-8214,
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NEW YORK, NY, September 15, 2011The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) will honor BNY Mellon, Robert Wolf, Chairman of UBS Americas and President of UBS Investment Bank, and volunteer Ann Sather at its inaugural gala on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

The Keeping the Promise gala will celebrate 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.

"Children’s Aid is delighted to honor our corporate and community supporters who work tirelessly to realize our shared vision of breaking the generational cycle of poverty by providing enriching opportunities for our most vulnerable children to succeed and thrive," said CAS President and CEO Richard Buery. "We are proud to recognize BNY Mellon, Robert Wolf and Ann Sather.”

BNY Mellon will be presented with the Corporate Leadership Award for its long-time support of many CAS programs and events such as the Next Generation Center, focused on at-risk youth; Financial Literacy, Family Wellness; and the Miracle on Madison Avenue event in which BNY Mellon employees volunteer to raise awareness and funds for CAS.  BNY Mellon, a global financial services company operating in 36 countries, has partnered with CAS for more than 150 years.   Accepting the award on behalf of BNY Mellon will be Doris Meister, President – US Markets for BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Robert Wolf, Chairman of UBS Americas and President of UBS Investment Bank, will receive the Promise Award for his commitment to the CAS mission of helping children living in poverty succeed and thrive. Wolf has served as a member of CAS’s Board of Trustees since 2002 and sits on the Board of several other nonprofit organizations. In addition, he is a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and prior to that served on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. UBS Americas is a Swiss global financial services company, which provides investment banking, asset management, and wealth management services for private, corporate, and institutional clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland.

Ann Sather will be presented with the Volunteer Award for her longtime service to The Children’s Aid Society. She has lent her time to many endeavors, including weekly readings to the children at the Taft Day Care Center, a Children’s Aid Society Early Childhood program in Harlem. Ann also actively works with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Rangers, Knicks, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse “to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles.”  

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The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City.  Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/ (917) 204-8214, email or visit