Gala 2017 Registration Now Open
You are cordinally invited to the
The Danny Fund Valentine Ball
February 11, 2017 ~ 7:00-11:00PM
“Offering Help. Offering Hope."
The New York Athletic Club
Travers Island, Pelham, NY 10803
$150 per person
Featuring the musical entertainment by
WORKIN' THE MIX
Cocktails, Sit-Down Dinner, Open Bar, Live and Silent Auctions, and Raffle
Men - jacket and collared shirt
Women - comparable attire
Always a wonderful evening, the Valentine Ball is the sole major fundraiser for The Danny Fund each year.
Without your support, we could not continue to offer assistance to families who face the most difficult time of their lives.
On behalf of the Danny Fund and the families we assist,
we offer our sincere gratitude for your participation in this worthwhile event.
Wager Contracting Co., McClellan Sotheby's Intl. Realty, and Component Assembly Systems Share the Love
Pictured left to right: Greg Wager, President of Wager Contracting Co., Inc., and John Hynes, The Danny Fund Board President; Owner/Broker Sona Davidian and her team at McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty with John Hynes, President of the Danny Fund; CEO Lew Rappaport, Dianne Hammond, and President, Arthur Doerner, of Component Assembly Systems with John Hynes, The Danny Fund Board President
Local Businesses Share the Love
In Support of The Danny Fund’s Annual Valentine Ball
With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle, February is often considered the month of love, a time to spoil your favorite people with candy, cards, and maybe even something sparkly. And in many ways “sharing the love” is what The Danny Fund’s annual Valentine Ball is all about – hundreds of people coming together to make a difference in the lives of those dealing with the catastrophic illness of a child.
For almost twenty-five years, The Danny Fund has been offering financial, emotional, and advocacy assistance to area families whose lives have been turned upside down, and some very special local businesses have stepped-up in a big way to “share the love” in support of the all-volunteer organization’s primary fundraiser, being held this year on February 11th, 2017 at The New York Athletic Club’s Travers Island location in Pelham Manor.
For the third year in a row Wager Contracting’s generosity as the Event Sponsor has enabled The Danny Fund to host this wonderful evening which will help even more families in 2017 and beyond. Long-time supporters McClellan | Sotheby’s International Realty and Component Assembly Systems have also continued their generous sponsorship of the Valentine Ball, ensuring the night’s success. The support of these business leaders is vitally important to the endurance of the non-profit’s mission.
“It’s a very personal thing that we do,” shares Pelham Detective John Hynes, President of The Danny Fund Board of Directors. “We adopt families into our fold and our liaison’s and volunteers become very connected to them as they struggle through their ‘new normal’. And we are so grateful for the support of businesses like Wager, McClellan Sotheby’s and CAS, and the people who come to the gala because it means we can keep on being there when these families need us most.”
The Danny Fund strives to be a resource for their adopted families for as long as necessary – some illnesses take years to treat - and proceeds from the Valentine Ball go a long way towards achieving that objective.
Families Helping Families
Families Helping Families: President, Dawn Milanese, and Vice President, John Hynes of the Danny Fund gratefully accept the donation of Mark and Risa Link. The Link Insurance Agency is a long-time supporter of the Danny Fund, and will serve as the Entertainment Sponsor of this year’s Valentine Ball at the New York Athletic Club, Travers Island, on February 7th.
Gala 2016 Thank You
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for
making our 2016 Valentine Ball such a success.
From our wonderful sponsors - McClellan Sotheby International Realty and Wager Contracting - to each and every single guest, we could not have done it without you.
Our Board Members thank you, our volunteers thank you,
and most importantly, our Danny families thank you.
“Making Miracles Happen One Step at a Time"
The Danny Fund's namesake, Danny Potocki (center), pictured with his family.
From left: dad Pete, sister Elizabeth, Danny, daughter Melanie, mom and Board Member Kathy Potocki.