FORESTDALE BENEFIT 2017

Forestdale's Annual Benefit 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6-9PM

The Copacabana Times Square
268 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

Honoring
Jeff Alter
CEO, United Healthcare Commercial Group
and United Healthcare
Community Partner Award

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
New York City Council Member
Champion of Queens Award

Anstiss Agnew
former Executive Director
Lifetime Achievement Award

Join us for a wonderful evening of food
and fun in support of our
Workforce Development program

Hosted by Tom Stewart
with live music by Stephanie McKay

BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Tamica Thomas, Co-chair, Puja Khare, Co-chair, Robert Whiteford, Anstiss Agnew, Lisa Diller, Hilary Feshbach, Sheryl Kurtis, Jerry Schick, William Weisberg

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Robert Whiteford, Chair, Greg Babeendran, Lou Caltavuturo, Brandon Day, Ola El-Shawarby
Hilary Feshbach, David Frank, Kenneth Goodwin, Jr., Allan Haber, Jessy Heim, Brian Jaffe, Puja Khare, Sheryl Kurtis, Barbara Lipton, Monique Renta, David Rock, Maria Rodriguez, Jerry Schick, Michael Tanenbaum, Tamica Thomas

ADVISORY BOARD
Bradford Cushman, Meisan Lim, Dolores Malaspina, Alex Panlilio

PROTECTING IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: A Message from Forestdale’s Executive Director

My paternal grandfather came to New York as a refugee from near Kiev, Ukraine as a young boy. His family was desperately poor and suffered prejudice in Europe and here. After living on the rough streets of New York City as a teen in the early 1900s, he eventually made his way in this world, and was the proudest American I’ve ever known. His story is like so many stories of courageous and hard-working immigrants from all over the world who come to the U.S. seeking a better life for the next generation of children.

Queens is the borough of immigrants and the families we serve at Forestdale come from more than 100 different countries, almost every continent, and have a broad variety of religious affiliations and beliefs. Together, we are the threads of a beautiful and intricate tapestry.

We believe that any attempts to limit entry of refugees to the United States based upon nationality or religion is completely un-American and cruel.

Families come to Forestdale seeking help because they cherish their children’s well-being. At Forestdale, we want you to know that we will help you and your family no matter where you come from, no matter what your religion. We are proud to be part of a sanctuary city, and we will continue to fight against any prejudice that comes your way. All are welcome here.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns: development@forestdaleinc.org

-William Weisberg, Executive Director

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Families stay together, play together. 400 receiving health services on-site at Forestdale.
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Graduation rate for Strong Fathers, where men become great dads

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