North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, held its annual Celebrity Gala on Friday, December 1st at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
The evening was highlighted by a high profile group of attendees from all sectors of New York’s animal-loving community and beyond. Radio personality Peter Rosenberg served as host for the evening with a comedy routine by Scott Blakeman and Bee Gees Gold completed the evening with a crowd pleasing performance.
Among the “bold face names” to stride the red carpet, in addition to Beth and Howard Stern were, Stage, Film and TV actress, Kathryn Erbe; published Author and TV Personality, Carole Radziwill; TV Personality Luann de Lesseps; “Orange is the New Black” actress Selenis Leyva; Celebrity Chef and New York Times bestselling author, Rocco DiSpirito; President & CEO, The Hallmark Channel, Bill Abbott; WNBC-TV Weather Anchor Chris Cimino, WNBC-TV Reporter, Lauren Scala; Hot 97 and ESPN Radio Host, Peter Rosenberg, MLB.com 120 Sports Host and New York Mets Sideline Reporter, Alexa Datt Rosenberg, New York Yankees play-by-play TV announcer and ESPN radio host Michael Kay; Michael’s wife, broadcast journalist Jodi Applegate; former WPIX-11 weather anchor Linda Church; TV producer, entertainer and comedian, Brian Balthazar; WPIX-11 Evening News Anchor, Tamsen Fadal; iHeart Radio Personality Maria Milito; Sirius XM radio Host, Jenny Hutt; Fashion Designer Marc Bouwer; TV actress Christine Evangelista among others.
“Every Gala is special for Howard and me but this year, having just broken ground for Bianca’s Furry Feline Friends Adoption Center two days ago, it was truly meaningful,” said Beth Stern. “Your continued support this holiday season will help us with our dream and move forward on this state-of-the-art project that will save and improve so many animals’ lives.”
The Gala supports North Shore Animal League America’s ever-expanding no-kill mission with all proceeds from the event dedicated to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center located on our Port Washington, NY campus. This 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will enable Animal League America to rescue many more animals by adding a second floor to the existing shelter that will host a cage-free, natural living environment for felines.