March 2021 – On March 16, 2021 close to 1000 leaders of New York City’s business and labor industry came together virtually to raise money for Saint Dominic’s Family Services. Mistress of ceremonies, Good Morning America’s Co-Host and Host of HGTV’s Flea Market Flip Lara Spencer, was joined by special guests Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Country Singer/Songwriter Caroline Jones and more. Featured guest speaker, Robert Lapidus, CIO of L&L Holdings, discussed the current state of the New York real estate market, as well as the overall market outlook for 2022. The entire virtual program, along with a complete list of corporate sponsors and individual donors can be seen here www.fsdvirtualgala.org.
“The continued commitment of the business and labor industry has truly been remarkable, especially as our communities continue to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Brian Finneran, President of the Friends of Saint Dominic’s.
“With the generous support of the Friends of Saint Dominic’s, we are able to keep children safe from abuse and neglect, as well as enable children and adults with mental health and developmental challenges to live fulfilling, independent lives,” says Dr. Diane Aquino, President & CEO of Family Services of Saint Dominic’s.
“I am so proud of how our industry came together to support this cause in such a big way, despite the challenges of fundraising in a virtual environment,” says Eugene Peter White, dinner chairman of the Friends of Saint Dominic’s and Executive Vice President of Structure Tone. “It’s incredible that we were able to raise over $1 million yet again to help Saint Dominic’s and its mission.”
2021 would have been the 40th anniversary for the business and labor dinner typically held at the New York Hilton. Since its inception, the dinner has raised over $26 million for Family Services of Saint Dominic’s.