New Yorkers for Children, always a hot ticked on the city’s charity circuit, just hosted its Annual Spring Dinner Dance to benefit the city’s children in foster care. The evening paid tribute to the NYFC founder and president emeritus, the late Nicholas Scoppeta, a noted civic leader who held many executive positions in city government. Mr. Scoppeta felt a particularly close connection to the charity, as he himself had spent time as a youngster in foster care.
All photos: “NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN SPRING DINNER DANCE TO BENEFIT YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE PRESENTED BY CHLOE” BFA.com
The charity’s mission is a vital one: There are nearly 11,000 children in foster care in New York and more than 40% are over the age of 12. Because of these numbers, a good deal of NYFC’s work focuses on helping adolescents transition out of the child welfare system. Since its founding, the group has distributed over $50 million to foster care children throughout New York City for college scholarships, tutoring, and job training programs, among other initiatives,
The evening, which raised close to half a million dollars for the chariiy, was titled New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête and was presented by Chloé. Days Olarte de Kanovos, a longtime supporter of New Yorkers for Children, served as Honorary Chair.
A high profile crowd turned out, many in the fashion industry, which has long supported NYFC. Among the the stellar Benefit Committee and guests: Peter Copping, Crystal Renn, Mary Alice Stephenson, Olivia Chantecaille, Claudia Mason, Sophie Matisse, Allison Aston, Kilian Hennessy, Christine Mack, Russell James, Lauren Kenny, Stefania Allen, Erika Bearman, Zani Gugelmann, Kate Davidson Hudson, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Eric Brettschneider, Lucrezia Buccellati, Susan L. Burden, Jay Godfrey, Madison Headrick, Rachel Hovanian, Amory McAndrew, Lara Meiland-Shaw, and Alexandra Lind Rose.
Many guests wore Chloe in honor of the evening’s principal sponsor, among them Lydia Fenet, Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy, Amy McFarland, and Susan Shin.