2016 Spring Fundraiser

McN_CypressCelebrates_2016_Fundraiser_MG_7246On May 11, we held our annual spring benefit, Cypress Celebrates. Over 200 people attended the event at The Park in Chelsea, and in total we raised over $78,000!

We honored two outstanding contributors to the strength and resilience of Cypress Hills: Citi, for their decades of generously supporting CHLDC’s affordable housing developments, economic development, financial education and housing counseling work, and Onyx Walker, for his passionate leadership in Future of Tomorrow, fighting for restorative justice in schools.

Bill Yates, Citi, honoree

Bill Yates (center) accepted the award on behalf of Citi

The funds we raised are essential to covering our basic program and operating expenses and responding to ever-changing neighborhood challenges. CHLDC puts the revenue right back into serving and educating young people, supporting young adults to gain admission to and succeed in college, helping residents secure good living-wage jobs with career ladders, engaging youth in fun, educational afterschool programs and summer camps, building and preserving affordable housing, greening the neighborhood and mobilizing Cypress Hills/East New York to fight for justice.

We are incredibly grateful to our host committee, and to our generous sponsors. You can visit our Facebook page to see additional photos from the event.


Onyx Walker honoree

Onyx Walker was honored for his leadership in the restorative justice youth organizing campaign

Michelle Caley (co-chair)
Taylor Chapman
Florence Charles
Kimberly Coca
Gisella Lemos de Moraes
Emily Estevez
Jen Gluckow
Ilana Glusband
Vicky Kahn
Michael Lawes
Michelle Neugebauer
Alexis Sanchez (co-chair)
Jason Villodas

Thank you to our sponsors

Chase Bank
Heitler Houstoun Architects
RedStone Equity Partners

Affinity Health Plan
Contact Fund
Dunn Development Corporation
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
M&T Bank
Tiger Baron Foundation

City National Bank
Con Edison
FOA and Son Corporation
Federated Title Services, LLC
Legacy Office Solutions
LISC New York City/National Equity Foundation
New York Community Bancorp
Omni New York LLC
Rockabill Advisors

Concrete Solutions Lab
Ecosystems Strategies
New York Mortgage Coalition
Serrano Business & Tax Service
Slate Property Group

Alexander Ruiz, Ruiz Consulting
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
Corporate Synergies
Loeb & Troper LLP
North Brooklyn YMCA
Printable Concepts
St. Nicks Alliance
TGI Office Automation

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