MCC Seeds of Hope Event!

I was thrilled when The Manhattan Childrens Center contacted me in the Spring to be their event planner for the 3rd annual fundraiser, Seeds of Hope. It was a beautiful affaire at Bryant Park Grill on June 11 and celebrated the accomplishments of Dr. Catherine Lord, Professor of Psychology and founding Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB), and Ms. Tina Jackson while raising funds for future of The Manhattan Childrens Center.

We were lucky to have Amanda Drury, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Street Signs” and Dave Price, former co-host of Fox’s Good Day New York, as the event emcees.

Amanda Drury of Street Signs

Amanda Drury of Street Signs

Dave Price of Good Day New York

Dave Price of Good Day New York

We were also fortunate to have so many fabulous donations for the silent auction!

About MCC
We believe that every child must have the opportunity to become a functional member of their community. We understand that all children are unique and individualized instruction is essential to their growth. Our goal is to offer every child an opportunity to enjoy a quality of life and emerge as a functioning member of society. Our caring professionals focus on each student to enhance and foster his or her maximum potential.

To see more pictures of the event please visit the Karen Brown New York Facebook page.

The 15th Annual World of Children Awards Ceremony!

Event planners from around NYC came together to volunteer at the 15th Annual World of Children Awards Ceremony last night, an event I feel proud to be part of.

Awards were presented to six “change-makers” who are striving to create a better life for children around the world, and nearly $800,000 was raised at the event which was held at 583 Park Avenue with over 400 guests in attendance.

Actress Stephanie March hosted the event and Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive and Gossip Girl actor, Matthew Settle presented the Awards. To learn more about the honorees, click here.

My task, along with about 10 other volunteers, was to promote further donations to tables by selling commemorative silver keys which symbolize that “together we can unlock a brighter future for vulnerable children, one child at a time.” Sales from the keys alone raised $43,000 which will go toward important programs helping children in real need.

Other volunteer tasks included ballroom prep, assembling centerpices, decorating, checking-in guests, assistance with seating and preparing “take-aways” for guests.

For more pictures of the event visit the World of Children Facebook page or BFA.

world of children award logo