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ADAPT Community Network, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Every day, we build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential and recreational programs in all five boroughs.

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ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala @ Cipriani 42nd Street
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm

The Adapt Leadership Awards Gala

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30 Dinner [+] Awards | Cocktail Attire

special performance by

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 30,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.


Tony DanzaActor and Humanitarian
Tamron HallJournalist, TV Host, Philanthropist
David MuirAnchor and Managing Editor of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” and co-anchor of ABC’s “20/20”
Peter MeyerMarket President, NYC Market President – TD Bank
John & Mark X. CroninFounders – John’s Crazy Socks
Cara Buono

Gala Host

Cara Buono

Honorary Gala Chairs

Al Roker & Deborah Roberts

Honorary Gala Co-Chairs

Susan Lucci
Tamsen Fadal
Mike Woods

Gala Co-Chairs

Edward R. Matthews
Marissa Shorenstein
Marty & Helaine Hausman
Alan Zack

Al Roker & Deborah Roberts
Susan Lucci
Tamsen Fadal
Mike Woods
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