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

Register Now!

Featuring the musical entertainment by

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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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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.

You can learn more about The Danny Fund, register for the Valentine Ball, or make a donation at For information about sponsorship opportunities or questions about the event, contact John Hynes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Matt McDermott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. 

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.

McClellan-Sotheby's International Realty

Invitation Sponsor Sona Davidian, owner of McClellan | Sotheby's International Realty, and her husband Rich
join Dawn Milanese, Danny Fund President, at the annual Valentine Ball.
Event Sponsor Greg Wager, President of Wager Contracting,
brought his family along to enjoy the evening's festivities.