The Sunflower Party Benefiting New York Center for Children

Private Home
Southampton , New York 11968

HOSTED BY Kate Spade, Kevin J. Ryan, Steven Alden, Christine Boeke, Michele Herbert, Jamie L. Lewis, Heidi Mitchell, Christine Rales, Linda Schoenthaler, Dr. Annie Sparrow, Sophie Ann Terrisse, Lauren Vernon and Georgette Mosbacher

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is hosting The Sunflower Party on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Southampton, NY.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during this fundraising event with all proceeds of the night will benefit the center. Ticket prices start at $250 for a junior ticket, which helps support community training on child abuse recognition and response, to $25,000, enabling one of 12 honorary ambassadors to be recognized through the launch of “Heal Our Hearts” NYCC national campaign.

Founded in 1995, the NYCC is the only independent center in New York that offers relief to families and children who have been victims of abuse, providing free, comprehensive therapy for as long as they need. The dedicated staff will never turn a child in need away. The NYCC is a nonprofit that relies on donations to ensure it is able to provide these services.

Honorary Chair of the NYCC Board of Directors Kate Spade believes that at the Center, “Children are supported in their journey to a safer place. There is no other organization quite like it.” To date, the center has helped more than 15,000 families receive care. The NYCC also provides groundbreaking training programs about how to diagnose, treat and prevent child abuse for medical students, doctors, nurses and first responders across the globe. So far, it has trained more than 20,000 medical professions.

Event Co-Chairs include: Lauren Vernon, Henry Buhl and Lucia Hwong Gordon. The Host Committee for the Sunflower Party includes: Alyson Cambridge, Guy Clark, Nicole Dicocco, Jeannie J. Joshi, Petra Khashoggi, Jamie Lewis, Joy Marks, Harrison Morgan, Christine Rales and Carolyn and Kevin Ryan.

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Ticket Information:
$225 | 1 junior admission ticket (under 40)
Support community training on child abuse recognition and response.
$500 | 1 admission ticket
Train a medical student on the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse.

About the New York Center For Children
Founded in 1995 by the 55-year-old national child abuse-prevention organization, Childhelp, with the aid of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mossbacher, the New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance. When children come to the Center, they are greeted by specially trained staff, colorful murals on the walls and a playroom filled with toys. In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — an easily-accessible and safe neighborhood for our children to be nurtured back to health.