Thursday May 1st, 2014 an extraordinary group of New Yorkers
CCHP + ECDC Annual Gala,
to raise money and awareness on a program
offered by the not-for-profit.
Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP)
is a multi-disciplinary community health
center and substance abuse program located in East Harlem
New York. The non-profit hosted their 2014 annual gala,
which benefitted the
Childhood Development Center (ECDC).
a parenting program to help parents in New York, with the
first 3 years of the baby’s life.
event raised a total of $182,790
to support the ECDC program.
“This year’s gala focused on honoring those who have
contributed to ECDC success. The money raised will be used
to provide access to the ECDC program, for those who need it
most, but can not afford the tuition. Tonight was a
tremendous success and we are looking forward to a larger
event next year”, said
Chief Executive Officer of CCHP.
Highlights from this year’s event include:
WABC-TV Anchors Bill Ritter and Liz Cho
served as master of ceremonies’
for the event and the central theme of the
event was: “Across
The Decades: Celebrating Forty Years Of Building Healthy
Actor, Comedian and TV personality Chuck Nice,
helped to raise $30,870 through
Raise the Paddle and the live dinner auction in
the room. He also provided entertainment for the evening
This year’s event included a special awards presentation to
honor key supporters of the Early Childhood Development
Center (ECDC) across its four decades (1974-2014).
Awards recipients included:
Carol Kekst, Mary Ellen Fahs, Katherine C. Sincerbeaux.
Carol Kenney, Alice Kandell, Natalie Ross.
Harriet McGurk, Brenda Earl, Greg Ostling.
Thea Obstler, Marjorie Berkley, Carol Cram.
Becky Thomas, Chairperson of the Gala Committee
commented: “Tonight's honorees represent 40
years of contributions to the success of ECDC and we look
forward to honoring more individuals in the years to come!”
Guests enjoyed live music, an outdoor cocktail reception and
a seated dinner in the Loeb Boathouse with stunning
views of The Lake in Central Park. This year’s gala
was produced by
Bee Season Consulting.
The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP) is a
multi-disciplinary community health center and substance
abuse program located in East Harlem New York.
Accredited by CARF, the Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and supported by
OASAS, the Office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
and the National Health Services Corp, CCHP serves the most
vulnerable communities in New York City. CCHP primarily
serves East Harlem and the South Bronx but patients come
from all five boroughs of New York City.