2020 Annual Valentine Gala
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On Thursday evening, February 13, The Bowery Mission hosted its 21st annual Valentine Gala at the iconic Plaza Hotel. At our signature fundraising event, we honored Alain Bernard, one of New York’s most significant luxury brand leaders. He has been an important partner of The Bowery Mission since 2013, when he first served a Christmas meal at the Mission with his family. Alain has introduced many friends and colleagues to this work, opening both his home and his office to share his passion for the life transformation happening at the Mission.
"The Bowery Mission goes beyond saving or helping. Rebuilding hope, rebuilding lives."
With the help of 425 supporters who gathered at The Plaza, we raised over $1.3 million dollars of critical funds to help neighbors overcome homelessness and poverty.
Guests had the opportunity to network while celebrating the impact and growth of The Bowery Mission's work in the New York metro area. They also enjoyed a silent and live auction hosted by auctioneer Lucas Hunt, followed by a night of dinner and dancing.
Photo credit: 2020 Albert Cheung Photography
At the 2020 annual Valentine Gala, we celebrated Polfirio, who has received renewed hope and a fresh start through The Bowery Mission.
"Since my time at The Bowery Mission, I've been able to bring back to life old relationships. I have more patience, I'm more understanding of others, and I've become more resilient. I know God has a plan."
– Polfirio, Graduate of The Bowery Mission
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Ave
at Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
Sara & Jack Broderick
Veronica Bulgari & Stephan Haimo
Catherine Barba Chiaramonti
Jessica & Bryan Cho
Dudley & Nonie Diebold
Summer & John Ellis
Marie de Foucaud
Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan and The Imagine Society
Jacci & Kelly Gebert
John & Susan Goetz
Lauren & Richard Horowitz
Sally & Dwight Jacobsen
Rob & Jamie Knauss
Marigay McKee & Bill Ford
The Nagel Family
Beth F. J. & Scott G. Stephenson
Charles & Marianne Veth
Anne & Pierre de Villemejane
Laura & Jason Woodard
About The Bowery Mission
Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served generations of New Yorkers with food, safe shelter, clothing and medical care. Every year, we deliver God's grace and continue this legacy, driven by our belief that hope is rebuilt and lives are transformed when we Love Well. The Valentine Gala also supports our Residential & Community Programs for men and women that help clients make progress, as well as our Children's Programs that empower children to thrive and succeed. The Bowery Mission is meeting the needs of significantly more people in the New York metro area. New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission joined forces with The Bowery Mission to say "yes" to more people, more often, with more and better services.
Thanks to our generous donors, supporters and corporate partners, our Valentine Gala has raised over $19,000,000 in the past 21 years. We are truly grateful for your support.
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