Gala 2017 – Celebrating Every Child
The Federation’s annual fundraiser, “Celebrating Every Child”, was held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel on Friday May 5, 2017, with a special “Cinco de Mayo” theme. Cocktail hour entertainment was provided by Veronica Robles and her Mariachi ensemble, while The Down Syndrome Folklore Latino Dance Troupe delighted attendees during the formal program.
Award-winning reporter Susan Wornick once again lent her skills as our emcee for the evening, helping to raise over $20,000 in a live auction to benefit our work on behalf of families of children with disabilities.
Honorees included longtime disability rights advocates Mary, Anastasia, and Alba Somoza, who were presented with the 2017 Martha Ziegler Award, and the law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, whose contributions were recognized through our 2017 President’s Award.