Milestone fundraiser, presented by Americana Manhasset, set to benefit the students of Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center.
Date:April 4, 2017
Location:Crest Hollow Country Club
8325 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
Presented by:Americana Manhasset
Sponsored by:Joy in Childhood Foundation, McKeen Fund, Runway of Dreams
The 35th annual Reach for a Star Luncheon, presented by Americana Manhasset, is sure to be “wicked” this year when Jennifer DiNoia, Elphaba in Broadway’s WICKED, “flies” in as this year’s entertainment. The Luncheon benefits the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center which educates children, K through age 21, with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. Henry Viscardi School is a specialized, accessible educational setting that provides a fully-enriched academic program, a variety of therapies, assistive technology and medical supports to students who may otherwise need to receive instruction in their homes or a hospital.
Like all kids, the students of the Henry Viscardi School like to spend time together outside of school. Unfortunately, it is something they hardly get to do. Many live far away from one another and need special transportation because of their wheelchairs and medical needs. The proceeds from the Reach for a Star Luncheon support after-school activities, clubs, adapted sports and overnights for the students of the Henry Viscardi School.
The Reach for a Star Luncheon features an elaborate cocktail hour, a sit-down lunch, a Chance Raffle and Silent Auction, and an entertaining program. Past entertainment has included Chilina Kennedy, star of the hit Broadway musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Hoda Kotb, Co-Host, Fourth Hour of Today and Correspondent, Dateline NBC, the “Angels of Kinky Boots” from Broadway’s Award-winning show, and American Idol finalist, Elise Testone.
Guests at the Luncheon will have an opportunity to win a wide array of fabulous raffle prizes and bid on exciting silent auction items, such as a JetBlue Vacations package for two – featuring airfare and a (4) four day, (3) night stay in a deluxe category room at any Sandals or Beaches Resorts.
For more information about tickets and sponsorships, please contact Linda Tibbals at 516.465.1595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center educates, employs and empowers children and adults with disabilities. It provides Kindergarten through High School education, school-to-work youth transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement, assistive technology, adapted driver education and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents and adults with disabilities, and businesses.