Gala Raises $700,000 for HeartShare

Released on = April 9, 2007, 8:48 am

Press Release Author = Tricia Fleming/HeartShare Human Services of NY

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = Annual Gala raises money for HeartShare Human Services of
New York\'s new autism school and all its other programs

Press Release Body = (Brooklyn, NY)-At its Annual Spring Gala and Auction,
HeartShare Human Services Celebrated the Birth of a School by raising nearly
$700,000 for its programs. Celebrating the Birth of a School recognizes the opening
of The HeartShare School in Brooklyn that focuses on children with autism and
spectrum disorders.

Honorees for the evening were: actress and writer Barbara Feldon, Craig A. Eaton,
Esq., founding partner for Eaton & Torrenzano LLP and former chairman of Community
Board #10 in Brooklyn, and Nino Russo, proprietor of Garigiulo's Restaurant in Coney

"This was a wonderful evening," said HeartShare President and CEO William R.
Guarinello. "In addition to our wonderful honorees, we were all touched by the
loving comments from the parents of those we serve. It was very meaningful to hear
from them that we are making a difference in their loved ones' lives."

Oscar nominee and singer Danny Aiello, Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarity (Raging Bull,
Soap Dish, Analyze That), Emmy-winner Linda Dano, Jim Kerr (Q 104 Morning Show and
HeartShare Board member), actor Keith Nobbs (The Black Donnellys), actress Lora Chio
(Law & Order and the upcoming film American Standard), the Fox 5 News family Ron
Corning, Nick Gregory and Vanessa Alfano, Andrea Beaman (Top Chef) and actress
Denise Vasi were all on hand to celebrate.

Nearly 1,000 guests had the opportunity to bid on an array of 350 silent auction
items. Whether looking for tickets to a Staten Island Yankees or Brooklyn Cyclones
game, tickets to Carnagie Hall, dinner for two at Mohegan Sun, a getaway package to
Hilton Head, South Carolina, jewelry, a day at a spa, or memorabilia signed by your
favorite celebrity, there was something for everyone.

HeartShare is grateful to all who supported the Gala and helped to make the evening
a success.

Celebrating its 93rd year, HeartShare is a nonprofit organization that assists more
than 17,000 New Yorkers. Its wide spectrum of services provides counseling,
after-school programs and assistance with foster care and adoption to children and
families, supports people affected by HIV/AIDS, and administers energy assistance
programs. It also helps individuals with developmental disabilities through
numerous programs including childhood services, adult day programs, residential
services, case management, recreation programs, family support services, and health


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Contact Details = HeartShare Human Services of New York
191 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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