2020 CancerCare Gala



Message from Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO, on April 22 National Gala

Dear CancerCare Patrons,

It is with profound regret that I inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2020 CancerCare National Gala that had been scheduled for April 22. As much as we are committed to providing our support services to those in need, we are equally committed to ensuring the health and safety of our esteemed supporters and our invaluable staff.

We have become keenly aware of COVID-19’s impact on our client population over the past several weeks and are well aware how important and necessary our psychosocial and financial services are right now to everyone we serve. As our Gala assists in providing crucial funding for us throughout the year, we hope that you continue to support these vital services by way of an online auction or donation instead.

CancerCare remains fully operational, functioning remotely with online and telephone client services. I am available to address any questions you may have.

We will be hosting an online auction from Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, April 22, at 9:00 p.m. View the auction site here. Should you wish to make a donation, you can do so through this link as well. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.

On behalf of all of us at CancerCare, our Board and all those we serve, thank you for your steadfast support. Wishing you and your families safety and good health.

Sincerely,

Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO



Honoring

Help and Hope Award

Morton L. Ginsberg


Special Performance by:

Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee

Laura Benanti



About Gala

The gala is a vital source of funding for CancerCare and the organization’s premier event for its trustees and donors. Previous attendees include Katie Couric, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Whoopi Goldberg, Chef David Burke, Sam Donaldson, Mayor David Dinkins, Jessye Norman and many other notable figures who support CancerCare’s mission. Past honorees include Frank Doroff (former Executive Vice President of Bloomingdale’s), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Astellas & Medivation, Bayer HealthCare, Pamela S. Wygod and WebMD Health Foundation and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Event Co-Chairs



Renata & Flavio Figueiredo

Annette Pizzo

Meet our Committee



Catherine Abbate

Michael Baraldi

Paul M. Friedman

Anthony Giglio

Beth Greenberg

Christine Converse Hogan

Kay Hsu

Rachel Klein

Paula Lascano

Donna Lowery

Loretta & Raymond Moseman

Marsha J. Palanci

Lori & Michael Parisi

Chandni Patel

Andrew C. Pizzo

Eleanor Sigona

Susan Smirnoff & Kirk Zachary

Burt Zweigenhaft

About CancerCare


Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

Laura Benanti


Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who recently ended her critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of “My Fair Lady.” Her television credits include “Younger,” “The Detour,” “Supergirl,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Nashville,” “The Good Wife, “Elementary,” “Nurse Jackie," “The Big C,” NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” and her heralded turn as First Lady Melania Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Other Broadway credits include Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee), Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner), Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, The Wedding Singer, Nine (starring Antonio Banderas). Other distinguished theater performances include Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera, Eileen in Wonderful Town, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores!

Premier Sponsor




Presenting Sponsor




Leadership Circle





Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors




Patron Sponsors




Contributor Sponsors


Become a Sponsor!

To become a sponsor, please choose the desired level on the registration form.


Register

Sponsorship Levels


Leadership Circle: $50,000
  • One table of ten with premium seating
  • Name and logo billed as Leadership Circle in all event-related materials including: invitation, program, website, signage, press releases and mobile bidding platform
  • Leadership Circle ad in the electronic journal
  • Verbal acknowledgment during the event program

Gold Sponsor: $25,000
  • One table of ten with preferred seating
  • Name and logo with preferred placement in all event-related materials including: invitation, program, website, signage and press releases
  • Gold ad in the electronic journal
  • Verbal acknowledgment during the event program

Silver Sponsor: $10,000
  • One table of ten
  • Name and logo in event-related materials including: invitation, program, website and signage
  • Silver ad in the electronic journal

Patron Sponsor: $5,000
  • Five (5) tickets
  • Listing in event-related materials including: invitation, program, website and signage
  • Patron ad in the electronic journall

Contributor Sponsor: $2,500
  • Two (2) tickets
  • Contributor ad in the electronic journal

Register

Feel free to reach out to Special Events Director Erica Lebensberg with any questions:

elebensberg@cancercare.org

212-712-6165

Auction Details


We are pleased to be able to host the auction and offer an array of items as well as the opportunity for you to make a gift of support to us. The auction will be live from Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, April 22, at 9:00 p.m. See the auction site here.