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Special Events

Special Events

2016 Spring Benefit

2016 spring benefit photosLeft: AFC Executive Director Kim Sweet, Board President Eric Grossman, and presenter Hoda Kotb. 
Right: Marc and Cathy Lasry, 2016 recipients of the Jill Chaifetz Award, and Yshamar Gestine, AFC client and 2016 recipient of the Education Champion Award.

Event invitation [PDF]  |  Event journal [PDF]  |  Event photos 

Thank you to everyone who supported AFC’s 2016 Spring Benefit! On June 8, more than 600 guests joined us at Three Sixty° in downtown Manhattan to honor our award recipients, Marc and Cathy Lasry and Yshamar Gestine. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our 75 sponsors and our many individual supporters, we raised a record amount to help New York City students in the coming year!

Learn more about Yshamar in this interview with benefit presenter Hoda Kotb for SiriusXM radio:

If you have any questions about special events, please contact Linda Yassky at or 212-822-9512.