In celebration of inspiring hopes and dreams, ANDRUS held its Annual “Light
Up the Night” benefit dinner on Friday, October 4th at the
Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. The event raised over $228,000 for ANDRUS’
services for children and families. ANDRUS was pleased to honor James J. Landy,
CEO of Hudson Valley Bank in Yonkers and St. Faith’s House Foundation.
Over 200 guests enjoyed a three course dinner, live music and an evening of
Board Chairman Jack McLaughlin said, “The Benefit Dinner is an important tradition for us, and a way to recognize distinguished individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to our community and to those in need. We appreciate their willingness to support the vital work we do to nurture hope for the children and families who seek our help.”
The Gala included a charity auction which raised $45,000 for the ANDRUS Music Initiative to build a broader music program as healing therapy for the children at ANDRUS. “This was certainly a night of celebration for the ANDRUS community,” said ANDRUS President and CEO Mimi Corcoran. “The evening could not have been successful without the generous support of our donors and sponsors from near and far.”
Tom Condon, Cecile Singer and Joseph Carlucci served as dinner co-chairs.
ANDRUS has been a proud provider of programs and services for children and families at 14 sites throughout Westchester County and the tri-state area. Every year, ANDRUS reaches over 2500 children and families with a broad spectrum of preventive and restorative services for families and their children from birth through adolescence. On its campus, each day, ANDRUS serves 155 children who struggle with emotional illness and behavioral issues. Also, at a dozen other sites around Westchester County, the ANDRUS staff reaches more than 2500 children and families each year offering a wide variety of educational, rehabilitative and therapeutic services.
ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond its service community. Founded in 1928, ANDRUS today is a family-centered organization offering an array of innovative programs to help children, families and communities meet their full potential. Serving Westchester County from 14 locations, ANDRUS’ main site is a 107 acre campus in North Yonkers, where the agency offers residential and day treatment for local children as well as surrounding counties. ANDRUS also operates the Andrus Center for Learning and Innovation and the Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to over 250 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change.