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An evening out to make a difference for children's cancer and blood disorders

Annual Dinner

New York, NY

On November 12, 2019, close to 500 people gathered at The Lighthouse (Chelsea Piers) for the Hope & Heroes Annual Dinner, our biggest fundraiser of the year and one of the most sought-after charity events in the tri-state area. The event raised more than $2 million for the pediatric oncology and hematology program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Click here for a full event recap.


Special thanks to our 2019 honorees: Dr. Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and Chief Executive of Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Andy Saperstein, Head of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. 


Hope & Heroes extends sincerest gratitude and appreciation to our amazing sponsors, contributors, and supporters. We’re incredibly thankful for their support on behalf of the children and families we serve.


Photos from the 2019 Annual Dinner are available online

Dinner Committee Co-Chairs

Rob Kapito
Peter Cieszko
American Century Investments

Dinner Committee

Jen Abate, Lazard Asset Management
Stacy Bernstein, American Century Investments
Dennis Burns, Morgan Stanley
Jeff Carlin, Nuveen
Bill Crager, Envestnet
Sal Cucchiara, Morgan Stanley
Margaret Flynn-Martin, Morgan Stanley
Will Fuller, Lincoln Financial
Brian Hull, UBS
Ben Huneke, Morgan Stanley
Kevin Kennedy, AXA Distributors, LLC
Thomas Malone, Lord Abbett
Matthew O’Connor, Capital Group
Jim O’Donnell, Citi
Stuart Parker, PGIM
Andy Provencher, BNY Mellon
Joe Schultz, American Century Investments
Joseph Sullivan, Legg Mason
Eric Sutherland, PIMCO
Michael Weiner, MD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Matt Witkos, Eaton Vance
Brett Wright, Macquarie Investment Management



The Hull Family


The Prince Family


The Hoffman Family
LFH Foundation


Alison & Gary 


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