black tie international magazine
Home
 
Select your preferred language
 
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date 2020
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Black Tie  TV
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
Now Trending
with Alison Minton
 
On the Town
Audrey Reuben
 
Mrs. Ma. Xiaoqiu
DYF Entertainment
 
Impact Investment
 
Featured Foundations
 
Advertising
 
Co-Hosting Events
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
 
Share this Page
   
 
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
New York Society
 
Palm Beach Society
 
International Society
 
Hampton Society
 
Las Vegas Society
 
West Coast Society
 
U.S. Society
 
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Event Resource Directory
 
Promote your Services
 
Event Talent Directory
 
Feature Your Talent
 
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Blockchain
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Jewelry
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Technology
Theater/Arts
Travel
Wealth Management
 
 
Add your e-mail
 Friends
of Black Tie

 
 
Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

web
analytics
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date March 8, 2018
E-mail this page to your friends


 
Black Tie International:
2018 Inaugural ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala
 

ADAPT Community Network’s

2018 Inaugural ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala

To Be Hosted By

Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour
 

​​ 

Honoring

Al Roker & Deborah Roberts, The Hausman Family,

Marissa Shorenstein, and Amy Wright 

Thursday, March 8th 2018

At Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City

 

Lynda Carter is Honorary Chair of the Gala

 

2018 ADAPT Leadership Award honorees include, Al Roker, Co-host and Weatherman of NBC's Today Show and his wife Deborah RobertsABC News Correspondent for 20/20Nightline, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; The Hausman Family, one of the Founding families of United Cerebral Palsy of NYCMarissa ShorensteinPresidentNortheastAT&T; and Amy WrightFounder and CEO of Bitty & Beau's Coffee, and 2017 CNN Hero of the Year.

 

2018 Co-Chairs of the gala are: James Hausman and Liz Cohen HausmanJames Kase and Helene MillerSabina McCarthy; and Alan Zack.

 

Honorary Chair of this year’s gala is Lynda Carter, Actress, Singer and Activist. Honorary Co-Chairs are Tamsen FadalEight-time Emmy winning Anchor of PIX 11 News and Mike Woods, Meteorologist and Reporter FOX 5’s Good Day New York.

 

“We are honored to have such distinguished and deserving honorees for our inaugural ADAPT Leadership Awards,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network. The Hausman Family is the founding family of this organization. We are extremely proud to recognize their enormous achievements and contributions over four generations. I am personally grateful for their incredible support and encouragement during my almost 30 years here. Al Roker and Deborah Roberts are not only leaders in the media world but have worked for over two decades to help children and families from all walks of life including children with disabilities and are longtime supporters of ADAPT Community Network. We recognize Marissa Shorenstein for her leadership and important ongoing philanthropic work and for the role AT&T plays in innovative technology for people with disabilities. We are particularly pleased to honor parent, advocate, business leader and role model Amy Wright whose vision and courage as a mother of four children (two with disabilities) is a story of inspiration which has resonated and touched the lives of people around the world.”

Judy Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She is also a past Women Who Care honoree. Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, where her duties included anchoring the weekday program, "Inside Politics." At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS' award-winning weekly documentary series, "Frontline with Judy Woodruff."

She is the recent recipient of the Cine Lifetime Achievement award, a Duke Distinguished Alumni award, the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television, the University of Southern California Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Al Neuharth/University of South Dakota Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Gaylord Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma, among others.

 

Al Roker is currently the Co-host and Weatherman of NBC's Today Show. As a host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show, along with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for work. Spanning a 35-year plus career and a thirteen-time Emmy winner, Al conducts interviews with celebrities and newsmakers around the world and does a wide variety of segments on every imaginable subject.  

 

Al is also an accomplished television producer. He is CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE); a thriving multimedia company involved in the development and production of network, cable, and home video. ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele including NBC News, MSNBC, Spike TV, Lifetime Television, A&E, The History Channel, E!, Discovery Networks, PBS, TV ONE, Oxygen, The Cartoon Network, The Weather Channel and NBC Television Stations Group.  More: https://www.linkedin.com/company/al-roker-entertainment

 

As a leader in new media broadcasting, Al recently launched Roker Media http://rokermedia.tv (@RKRMedia), a creative consortium combining talent, production, amplification, and brand building for digital and live streaming platforms, leveraging audiences where they live online. Working with the latest media technology, Roker Media produces a new generation of shareable social video content for an on-the-go, mobile-first audience.

 

Al is a bestselling author with ten acclaimed books to his credit and just completed his first book for kids, “Al Roker’s Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena” – released in August from Harper Collins. His mystery novel, “The Midnight Show Murders” is now being made into a TV movie for the Hallmark Channel, starring Holly Peete Robinson, coming 2018.

Deborah Roberts is an award winning ABC News Correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. A media veteran, Roberts is a highly respected journalist who has traveled the world in her reporting.  She has also served as substitute anchor for Good Morning America, World News Weekend and 20/20, as well as a co-host on The View.

Roberts’ long form reports on  20/20 have consistently produced extraordinary narratives such as an intimate profile of first lady Michelle Obama, first daughter Ivanka Trump and an in depth investigation into abuse within the Amish community. She has reported from Africa on children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS crisis and was part of the historic coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Roberts has been awarded multiple Emmy awards for her international and national coverage of world events, including her poignant reporting on an Ethiopian American woman’s emotional journey back to her African village to discover her long lost mother.

Roberts is author of “Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times,” a book written with her husband, Al Roker. She makes her home in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

 

The Hausman Family has had a profound impact on healthcare systems in New York over decades.  This began with three brothers born and raised in New York; Sam, Jack and Leo Hausman, who spent their lives in the textile industry building a family-owned and operated national business.  Their philanthropic nature combined with a personal connection to disability, when Jack and his wife Ethel Hausman’s son Peter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age.  This sparked a family commitment to raising money for medical advances, research and life improvements for children andadults with cerebral palsy and related conditions.  In 1946, they founded United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (now ADAPT Community Network), which is celebrating its 71st year. Jack and Ethel, together with Leonard and Isabelle Goldenson, then created the Cerebral Palsy Research & Education Foundation and established the Greater NY & National UCP Telethon, which raised over $500 million. Leo Hausman served as Board Chair of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC for 40 years. 

 

As the Hausman families moved from the Bronx to Long Island, they also took this spirit in helping found both North Shore and Long Island Jewish Medical Centers now known as the Northwell Health System, which is the largest health care system in NY State. While Leo and Jack were always at the forefront, Sam was always using his relationships with the State's gubernatorial and legislative leadership to help fund these needed services.

 

The legacy of the Hausman family has continued for four generations with their children and grandchildren who proudly participate today in leadership roles on the ADAPT Community Network Board of Directors and in volunteer capacities.

 

Marissa Shorenstein currently serves as Regional President, Northeast Region for AT&T where she oversees the company’s external affairs for all states from Maine to Virginia, including Washington, DC.  She previously served as AT&T’s New York State president. Prior to joining AT&T, Marissa ran Marissa Shorenstein LLC, where she offered strategic communications consulting services to a wide range of clients including private sector institutions facing PR crises, tech startups looking for guidance on product launches, hedge funds and private equity firms requiring investor relations and sales and marketing assistance and non-profit organizations desiring speechwriting and story placement expertise.

 

Marissa was Director of Communications for Andrew Cuomo’s successful 2010 campaign for Governor of New York State. Before joining the Cuomo campaign, she was Press Secretary and Deputy Director of Communications for Governor David A. Paterson where she also oversaw communications for the dozens of states agencies across the state.

 

Shorenstein serves on the Executive Committees of the New York State Business Council, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) and the Women’s Forum of New York. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Who Code, the Women’s Leadership Council of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, The Battery Conservancy and the YMCA of New York City’s Development Committee) in addition to representing AT&T at the Partnership for New York City.

 

Amy Wright is the Founder/CEO Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. Born the oldest of five children, Amy has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Eventually, her backyard talent shows were replaced with a stint on Broadway after she earned her BFA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Fortunately, along the way, she met and married “Mr. Wright.”  Today, they're the proud parents of four children – their two youngest having Down syndrome, which makes them feel like they won the lottery twice! As an advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), Amy has worked collaboratively with the Special Olympics and Best Buddies International producing music videos that promote their platforms.  She is also a contributing writer for Maria Shriver's "Architects for Change."

 

Amy helped develop the first business model for employing people with IDD in the financial services sector at Dye Creek Capital, an independent investment practice owned by her husband, Ben. She later founded ABLE to Work USA, a non-profit that helps people with IDD find meaningful employment. Amy’s vision for changing the 80% national unemployment rate for people with IDD, led her to her most fulfilling business venture yet – founding Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. The shop, which is run by 40 people with IDD, has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, BBC, Harry Show, Southern Living & People Magazine as well as the Rachael Ray Show, where the brand was named the OFFICIAL COFFEE of the Rachael Ray Show. 

 

Amy is the 2018 recipient of the William C. Friday Award, the Trillium Transformation of Lives Award, The National Inclusion Project Champion Award, the UNCW Citizen of the Year Award, and was recently named 2017 CNN Hero of the Year. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee’s headquarters are located in Wilmington, NC with additional shops opening nationwide.

 

About ADAPT Community Network

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. Our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida and neuromuscular disorders, among others. We are the largest provider of pre-school education for children with disabilities in New York.  ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs serve over 18,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families. 

 

For ticket & table information, or sponsorship opportunities contact:
 adaptgala@tbg-world.com | 212-683-6700 x1201.

 

Gerard Mc Keon and Joyce Brooks.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

To list an Upcoming Event
Contact: joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

Promote Your Event or Business
Contact: gerard@blacktiemagazine.com

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,  
Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie
Advertising

 

 

«  Back to Home


 


 




 

 


Featured Streaming Events 2020

 
Womens Entrepreneurship Day
 
Ripple Of Hope Award Gala
 
Family Film Awards
 

Featured Foundations

chuck feeney
 
peoples money
 
international peace day
 
family film awards
 
Gavi
 
american portrait
 
greenpeace
 
ItC for Peace
 
THE JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD®
 
Médecins Sans Frontières
 
Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund
 
the people's vaccine
 
global citizen
 

vall to unite

 

Search the Site

 

 

Impact Investment

carbon geocycle

Black Tie China

ma.xiaoqiu, Dyf Entertainment
 
lang lang foundation
 

Black Tie Philippines

black tie philippines
 

Nightlife with Rose Billings

 
sara Johnson
 
debutante Ball
 
Judy Kuriansky
 
Gerard Mc Keon
 

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

st_patricks_day_2020
 
sera Vergera
 
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
 
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
 
princess margaret of kent
 
hudson river park annual Gala
 
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
 
clive davis
 
proincess grace awards
 
american hospital of paris foundation
 
french heritage society
 
lupus research alliance
 
un women for peace
 
ben kingsley
 
Friends of Black Tie
 
ceylon tea party
 
ecosoc
 
joyce brooks
 
central park conservatory
 
UN Correspondents Association
 
cardinal dolan
 
palm beach heart ball
 
vienese opera ball
 
lady in red gala
 
sanford stem cell
 
weizmann institute
 
carlos slim
 
israel 65th anniversary
 

Black Tie International Realty

 
secret paradise resort
 
round island, seychelles
 
 
 

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |