New York’s City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg kicked of the celebration of The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS) 2013 Spring Benefit honoring Seymour R. Askin, JBFCS Honorary Chair of the Board, Jerold D. Jacobson, Proskauer, Partner, Jean Shafiroff, JBFCS Board Member and Paul Levine, JBFCS Executive VP & CEO at New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
The evening began with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as the mayor addressed the crowd and thanked JBFCS, stating that “you can’t do it alone” and that the work of JBFCS is a necessity for the city to help its residents in need. At the conclusion of the cocktail hour, the 375 attendees moved upstairs where the master of ceremonies Melissa Russo began the commemoration.
JBFCS provides a comprehensive network of mental health and social services to promote well-being, resilience, and self-sufficiency for individuals and families in need in the New York metropolitan area. As leaders in the field of human services, JBFCS’ mission is clear—175 social service programs and 1 mission; To get help to those who need it. The stellar organization raised $1.3 million that will benefit JBFCS’ 175 community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers that annually serve more than 55,000 New Yorkers in-need, of all faiths, races, and cultures.
For further information, please visit www.jbfcs.org.
By: Lauren Clarke-Bennett
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