Benefit Events

2018 CCC Celebrates at The Museum of Modern Art

April 18, 2018

Event Details

Please join us for our annual art evening to celebrate remarkable child advocates and support CCC. CCC at MoMA 2018 will include an exclusive early admission and reception for premium ticket holders, a gala cocktail party, an awards ceremony, and access to two powerful new MoMA exhibitions. 

Honorary Chairs Diana & Frederick Elghanayan
Co-Chairs Carrie & Leigh Abramson, Ricki Tigert Helfer & Michael Helfer,
Nancy & Alan N. Locker, Julie & Matthew Richardson, Alison & Geoffrey Strong

Special Musical Guests The Leslie Pintchik Trio

7:00–7:45 pm
Premium Ticket holder Reception and Viewing of
Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965-2016

This sixth floor VIP reception and private viewing is offered to ticket holders at the Collector level and above. MoMA lecturers on hand.

7:30-9:30 pm
Gala Cocktail Party, Award Ceremony, and Exhibition Viewings
For all ticket holders, this party will be on the first floor in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and viewing of Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil on the second floor. Award Presentation at 8 pm. Also includes access to Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016 on the sixth floor following the award presentation.

About Our Honorees

The Honorable Eugene A. Ludwig and Dr. Carol Ludwig
Eugene (“Gene”) Ludwig is the founder and chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group and a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading financial companies. Dr. Carol Ludwig served on the full time faculty of the Department of Neurology at George Washington University Medical Center and subsequently ran a clinic at the Neurology Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Ludwigs have been significant supporters of CCC for the past decade and are major philanthropists in a number of areas, including children, families and medical research.

Elaine & Mark Kessel & Family
Elaine Kessel is a longtime CCC Board Member and psychotherapist who focuses her work on families in crisis. Mark Kessel is former managing partner of Shearman & Sterling, founder of Symphony Capital, and a worldwide health advocate. Their children Greer Hendricks and Robert Kessel, and their spouses John Hendricks and Julie Fontaine have supported CCC and the work of numerous charitable organizations for many years.

About CCC

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and independent child advocacy organization. We educate and mobilize New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. Our advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. We cast light on the issues, educate the public, engage allies, and identify and promote practical solutions to ensure that every New York City child is healthy, housed, educated and safe.

CCC Celebrates at The Museum of Modern Art is a private benefit event that supports Citizens’ Committee for Children’s critical work to make New York City a better place for children.

Event Location

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
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Lead Sponsor
The Ludwig Family Foundation, The Honorable Eugene A. Ludwig and Dr. Carol Ludwig

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
TF Cornerstone


Ricki Tigert Helfer &
Michael Helfer
Elaine & Mark Kessel

Diana & Frederick Elghanayan
Madeline & Tom Elghanayan
The Kessler Family Foundation
Nancy & Alan N. Locker
Shearman & Sterling
S&P Global

Jessica & Todd Aaron
Jody & Brian Berger
The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley
Ellen & Steven Corwin
ERGO Interactive
Chris Stern Hyman
Marilyn & Jay Lubell
McQuade Family Foundation
The Omer Foundation
Helen Rothlein & James White
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Alliant Insurance Services
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Susan & Ed Falk
Judith A. Garson & Steven N. Rappaport
Helen & Ed Hintz
The Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Foundation
M&T Bank
Katherine & Joseph Mele
MSD Capital, L.P.
Newmark Knight Frank
Teresa & Douglas L. Peterson
Proskauer Rose LLP
Julie & Matthew Richardson
Susan & Thomas Roeder
Betsy Pinover Schiff
Elizabeth & Robert Sheehan
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Christine Wasserstein & Dan Rattiner

Carrie & Leigh Abramson
Rosemary Berkery & Robert Hausen
Priscilla Bijur & Gerry Kane
Capital One Bank
Covington & Burling LLP
Joan S. Davidson
Davis & Gilbert LLP
Veronica Dillon & Kevin Bollbach
Nancy & Henry Elghanayan
EPIC Mechanical Contractors
Linda Genereux & Timur Galen
Bonnie Greaves
Greer & John Hendricks
Ice Air
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Keesal, Young & Logan
Korn Ferry
Abra Levine & T.J. Gottesdiener
Lee & Fritz Link
Maryann & Robert Marston
Arlette Ferguson Mathis & Caliph T. Mathis
James C. Metzger
The Daniel M. Neidich & Brooke Garber Foundation
People’s United Bank, N.A.
Roanoke Asset Management
Roberts & Holland LLP
Victoria Sanders
Marcy Sandler & James Janover
Sheri Cyd Sandler
Linda & Richard Schaps
Jean A. & Raymond V.J. Schrag
Nancy & David Solomon
Heidi Stamas
Linda Rothenberg Stein
Urban Foundation Engineering
Warburg Pincus LLC
Susan Wasserstein & George Sard
The Whitmore Group, Ltd.
Winick Realty Group
Woodworks Construction
The Zarb Family Fund

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