LUNCHEON APRIL 12, 2016 The New York Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), the world’s
first child protection agency, will hold its annual Spring
Luncheon on Tuesday, April 12 at The Pierre Hotel in
The afternoon program will feature Mother, Actress, Author
and Entrepreneur and The New York Times bestselling author,
Drew Barrymore. In her powerful memoir, Wildflower,
Barrymore recounts her childhood and shares funny,
insightful, and profound stories from her past and present.
She is dedicated to spreading the message of perseverance
and letting children know that a bright future is possible.
Barrymore is a passionate advocate for children.
The luncheon co-chairs are Maarit Glocer, Joan Granlund,
Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, Tania Higgins, Elizabeth Mayhew and
Connie Newberry. Additionally, Dr. Mary L. Pulido, Executive
Director of The NYSPCC, will speak about the mission of The
NYSPCC, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. April
is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Spring
Luncheon program will focus on the prevention of child
Neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment.
Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit The NYSPCC’s Trauma
Recovery Program. The program offers a specialized
therapeutic program for children who have experienced
neglect, physical or sexual abuse, traumatic bereavement, or
who have witnessed family violence.
Co-Chairs: Maarit Glocer, Board of Directors, The NYSPCC Joan Granlund,
Board of Directors, The NYSPCC Valesca Guerrand-Hermès,
Board of Directors, The NYSPCC Tania Higgins Elizabeth
Mayhew, Board of Directors, The NYSPCC Connie Newberry
Featured Speakers: Drew Barrymore, Mother, Actress, Author
and Entrepreneur and The New York Times best-selling author,
Wildflower Dr. Mary L. Pulido, Executive Director,
The NYSPCC Date: Tuesday, April 12 12pm Reception; 12:30pm
Program Location: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, NYC
Tickets: Please visit
www.nyspcc.org Beneficiary: The NYSPCC’s Trauma