Moving Families Forward Gala

Ackerman Institute Moving Families Forward Gala 2018

Support children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Annual Moving Families Forward Gala.

This event is sold out. If you would like to join the wait list, please contact:
Buckley Hall Events
(914) 579-1000

You can still make a difference – make a contribution to our fundraiser below.

Date & Time:

Monday, October 22, 2018

6:00 pm | Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:00 pm | Dinner & Award Ceremony


JW Marriott Essex House
160 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
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Information / Inquiries:

Buckley Hall Events:
Ph. (914) 579–1000

Gala Contributions

Gala Contributions:




Lois Braverman

Lois Braverman

Innovative Leadership Award

Ackerman Institute President Emeritus, Lois Braverman will be recognized for providing tireless dedication, leadership, and inspiration to the organization for over 12 years.

Cynthia McFadden

Cynthia McFadden

Family Advocate Award

Cynthia McFadden is an award-winning journalist and Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent for NBC News. She will be honored for shining a national media light on key issues including mental health issues affecting families across the country.

Arnold Syrop

Arnold Syrop

Distinguished Service Award

Arnold Syrop is one of America’s most respected architects and is responsible for the design of Ackerman’s new, state-of-the-art training facility in the Flatiron District. He remains one of Ackerman’s most dedicated members of the board of directors.

Gala Committee

Gala Co-Chairs

Leslie Roberts

Deborah Werner

Honorary Co-Chairs

Martha Fling

Alice K. Netter

Gala Planning Committee

Vicky Kahn

Gisella Lemos

Jeanette Monninger

Emilie Dubois Poteat

Nicole Poteat