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

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.

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 event will be hosted by Cara Buono, actress, activist, and star of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, and Emmy-nominee for her role on Mad Men. The 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Honorary Gala Chairs are Al Roker, co-host and weatherman 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 and deserving honorees for our 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network. “David Muir is not only a leader in the media world but has also been a past supporter of ADAPT Community Network. We recognize Tamron Hall for her leadership and important ongoing philanthropic work. We honor Peter Meyer and TD Bank for their longtime advocacy to empower people with disabilities. We are particularly pleased to honor Mark and John Cronin, father and son, whose vision and entrepreneurship is a story of success meets inspiration.”

ADAPT Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting-edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Every day, we build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential, and recreational programs in all five boroughs. Our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and neuromuscular disorders, among others. We are the largest provider of pre-school education for children with disabilities in New York. ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs serve over 18,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

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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