Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network, announced its 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala to take place on Thursday, March 14th, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The event will be hosted by Cara Buono, co‐star of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, and Emmy‐ nominee for her role on Mad Men. The awards honor the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals and corporations who have made an impact on people with disabilities and have inspired others through their professional and charitable endeavors. The gala benefits the important ongoing programs and services of ADAPT Community Network. This year’s honorees will be announced next month.

“Cara Buono is a longtime supporter of ADAPT Community Network, both as a celebrity presenter at our past Women Who Care luncheon as well as a presenter at last year’s inaugural ADAPT Leadership Awards,” says Edward R. Matthews. “We are delighted to have her as our gala host for the first time this year and appreciate her ongoing support.”

The 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Honorees are:
David Muir – Anchor & Managing Editor, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir & Co-Anchor, ABC’s 20/20
Tamron Hall – Journalist, TV host, philanthropist
Peter M. Meyer – Market President New York City – TD Bank
John and Mark X. Cronin – Founders, John’s Crazy Socks

The 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Honorary Gala Chairs are Al Roker, co-anchor and weather anchor of NBC’s Today Show, and Deborah Roberts, ABC News correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

Honorary Gala Co‐Chairs are Susan Lucci, Emmy‐winning actress, New York Times best‐selling author, entrepreneur, and past ADAPT honoree and host; Tamsen Fadal, 11‐time Emmy‐ winning anchor of PIX 11 News, past ADAPT host, and Honorary Vice Chair of the ADAPT Board of Directors; and Mike Woods, meteorologist and reporter for FOX 5’s Good Day New York, and past ADAPT host.

Gala Co‐Chairs of the 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards are: Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network; Marty & Helaine Hausman; Marissa Shorenstein, President, Northeast, AT&T; and Alan Zack.

“We are honored to have such distinguished Chairs and Co‐Chairs for our 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards,” says Matthews. “Al Roker and Deborah Roberts are our first ever honorees. They are not only leaders in the media world but have worked for over two decades to help children and families from all walks of life, including children with disabilities, and are longtime supporters of ADAPT Community Network. Susan Lucci, Tamsen Fadal, and Mike Woods are among our most dedicated celebrity ambassadors, and over the years have hosted major fundraisers and worked tirelessly to raise awareness for the programs and services of ADAPT.”

For more information about ADAPT Community Network go to: www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org.

For ticket & table information, or sponsorship opportunities contact: adaptgala@tbg‐ world.com | 212.696.1100 x19.

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