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2019 CCC Celebrates at The Museum of Modern Art

April 30, 2019

Event Details

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual gala art evening to celebrate CCC and honor Robert C. Sheehan, and Christine Wasserstein and Susan Wasserstein and their families.

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Co-Chairs Dawn & Andrew Eig, Frederick & Diana Elghanayan, Ricki Tigert Helfer & Michael Helfer, Nancy & Alan N. Locker
Special Performance by The Leslie Pintchik Trio
Featured Exhibitions
The Value of Good Design · Joan Miró: Birth of the World · 
Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern

7:00–8:00 pm Premium Ticket Holder Reception and Exhibition Viewings
This VIP reception and early admission is offered to ticket holders at the Collector level and above.

7:30-9:30 pm Gala Cocktail Party, Award Ceremony, and Exhibition Viewings
For all ticket holders, the gala party will be in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and multiple exhibition viewings. Award Presentation at 8 pm.

Robert C. Sheehan
Robert C. Sheehan is the former Executive Partner and currently Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This year marks his 50th anniversary at Skadden. Bob is President of the Joseph H. Flom Foundation and serves on the boards or advisory boards of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), The Feerick Center for Social Justice, the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, and Volunteers of Legal Service. He and his wife, CCC board member Elizabeth Sheehan, jointly received CCC’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award in 2009.

Christine Wasserstein and Susan Wasserstein and their Families
Christine Wasserstein is a CCC Board Member, retired psychoanalyst, former day care provider and elementary school teacher. She also serves on the Board of Nurse-Family Partnership and co-founded Friends of the New York Nurse-Family Partnership. Susan Wasserstein, an art consultant, is also a CCC Board Member and serves on the Boards of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Second Stage Theater and New York Academy of Art.

Christine Wasserstein’s husband, Dan Rattiner (Dan’s Papers), and her children and their spouses, Ben Wasserstein (HBO) and Julia Turner (L.A. Times), Pamela Wasserstein (New York Media) and Adam Shapiro (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and Scoop Wasserstein (Scoop Productions) and Kate Klobe (Playa), as well as Susan Wasserstein’s husband George Sard (Sard Verbinnen & Co.), and their children, Michael Sard (Tombolo Company), and Rachel Sard (artist), and her husband Jared Levy (Sard Verbinnen & Co), all support CCC and the work of many other charitable organizations.

Featured Exhibitions
The Value of Good Design · Joan Miró: Birth of the World ·
Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern

Visionary & Trailblazing Sponsors

The Joseph H. Flom


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 53rd Street
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Pacesetting Supporters of
CCC Celebrates at MoMA

The Joseph H. Flom Foundation
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Elizabeth & Robert C. Sheehan
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
TF Cornerstone


Margaret Chi
Diana & Frederick Elghanayan
Madeline & Tom Elghanayan
Nancy & Alan N. Locker
Christine Wasserstein
& Dan Rattiner

Jessica & Todd Aaron
Alliant Insurance Services
Jody & Brian Berger
The Compass Group at Morgan Stanley
Ellen & Steven J. Corwin
ERGO Interactive
Ricki Tigert Helfer
& Michael Helfer
Chris Stern Hyman
Elaine & Mark Kessel
Marilyn & Jay Lubell
M&T Bank
The Omer Foundation
Helen Rothlein & James White
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Ben Wasserstein
& Julia Turner
Pamela Wasserstein
& Adam Shapiro
Scoop Wasserstein
& Kate Klobe
Susan Wasserstein
& George Sard

Joan S. Davidson
Susan & Ed Falk
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Judith A. Garson
& Steven N. Rappaport
Agnes Gund
The Marc Haas Foundation
Helen & Edward R. Hintz
The Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Foundation
Katherine & Joseph Mele
Newmark Knight Frank
Roberts & Holland LLP
Susan & Thomas Roeder
Betsy Pinover Schiff
Shearman & Sterling
Sydney & Stanley S. Shuman
Urban Foundation Engineering

Priscilla Bijur & Gerald Kane
Daniel & Estrellita Brodsky
Brown Brothers Harriman
Veronica Dillon
& Kevin Bollbach
DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI)
Nancy & Henry Elghanayan
Epic Mechanical Contractors
Jeremy FitzGerald
Linda Genereux
& Timur Galen
Bonnie Greaves
Greer & John Hendricks
Ice Air
Barbara and Gerald M. Loughlin, MD
Lee & Fritz Link
Maryann & Robert Marston
Arlette Ferguson Mathis &
Caliph T. Mathis
Crystal McCrary &
Raymond J. McGuire
James C. Metzger
Susan & Fred Orkin
Parkview Plumbing & Heating
Prince Carpentry
Julie & Matthew Richardson
Roanoke Asset Management
Marcy Sandler
& James Janover
Linda & Richard Schaps
Jean A.
& Raymond V.J. Schrag
SLCE Architects
Nancy & David Solomon
Sorbara Construction Corp.
Heidi Stamas
Linda Rothenberg Stein
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Warburg Pincus LLC
The Whitmore Group, Ltd.
Woodworks Construction Co.
Earle and Elizabeth Yaffa

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