Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network, has announced that Tony Danza will be honored with the Hausman Humanitarian Award at the 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala to take place on Thursday, March 14th, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Tony Danza to be honored with the Hausman Humanitarian Award
Tony Danza to be honored with the Hausman Humanitarian Award

The ADAPT Leadership 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 Hausman Family is the founding family of this organization. The Hausman Humanitarian Award recognizes exceptional humanitarian contributions that give back to the community.

In addition to Tony Danza, the previously announced 2019 ADAPT Leadership Awards Honorees are: David Muir, Anchor & Managing Editor, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; 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, 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.

“Tony Danza is a New Yorker who has given back to New York City and Greater New York dedicating time and support to many different organizations and we are delighted to honor him for his over 40 years of charitable work as well as his career achievements in television, film, and stage,” says Edward R. Matthews.

Tony Danza most recently starred in the Netflix series, The Good Cop. He has been one of the world’s most beloved and iconic entertainers for over forty years. Best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, Taxi and Who’s The Boss, Tony has also starred in hit films such as Angels in the Outfield, She’s Out of Control, Hollywood Knights, and Don Jon. Well established as a song and dance man, Tony often tours with his hit live show, Standards & Stories, about which the New York Times raved: “Tony’s a live wire who tap dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories, and radiates irresistible charm… He exudes the kind of charisma that can’t be taught.” Tony has starred on Broadway in The Producers, A View from the Bridge, and most recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high.”

Tony Danza will be presented the Hausman Humanitarian Award by Susan Lucci, ADAPT Leadership Awards Honorary Gala Co‐Chair.

There will be a special performance at the ADAPT Leadership Gala by the New York City’s Police Athletic League’s Cops & Kids Chorus.

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