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The ANDRUS Gala raises nearly $400,000!

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, New York, November 4 2016 – Over 300 people gathered for the annual ANDRUS Gala on Friday, November 4 at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains NY. The fundraising event featured both a silent and a live auction, and a lively Fund-the-future auction item for ANDRUS’ pilot program Parent University, that will connect parents directly to resources they need to support their families. This year the gala honored two incredible individuals: Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and ANDRUS alum Henry Dobell.

Mayor Mike Spano, a lifelong Yonkers resident, husband, father of three, and former State Assembly Member, has dedicated his life to standing up for Yonkers families. Since taking office as Yonkers’ chief executive in 2012, Mayor Spano has lead Yonkers’ revitalization with innovative new projects that are transforming Yonkers’ growing waterfront, attracting new businesses, tech companies and the arts, and creating hundreds of new jobs across the city. Mayor Spano is committed to securing a strong financial future for Yonkers by building upon its greatest strengths – its location, its history, its pride and its people.

With Henry Dobell, what you see is not what you get. Though obviously a passionate adventurist, musician and lay scientist, hidden is his capacity for empathy and deep concern that the weakest among us be treated equally. Henry’s life long struggle with mental illness has lead him to advocate for how the “Flow State” can keep people healthy and positive. Henry attended the Orchard School from 2003-8. ANDRUS taught him the life skills that have allowed him to thrive.

Sponsors include but are not limited to:

400 Capital Management, Carmelo Apollonio, Amy & Brad Barr, BDO USA, Blackstone Heating & Air Conditioning, Laurie Campbell, Carpet Gallery, ChemRX, CIFC Asset Management, Danziger & Markhoff, Jenny & Dave Dobell, East Lodge Capital, Goosetown Communications, Mary & John Graf, Susan & Alan Guma, Libremax Capital, Fran & Jack McLaughlin, Michael Pellegrini Construction Management, Nancy & Jon Pundyk, Sterling National Bank, Titan Advisors, and Trian Partners.

With the generous and committed assistance of sponsors, honorees, donors, and friends, ANDRUS raised nearly $400,000 that will support the service of vulnerable children and families in our community.  

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children, families, and communities by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training, and innovative program models that promote the standard of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.
With programs on campus, in schools and within community-based settings throughout Westchester County, the nonprofit reaches almost 4,500 children and families each year from the New York Metropolitan area. ANDRUS also operates the ANDRUS Center for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) and the ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to over 350 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change.

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Peter Sobel
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