2006 Gala


A Caring Hand Hosts its Fourth Annual Fundraising Gala to Benefit the A Caring Hand, Billy Esposito Bereavement Center 2006


Another Taste of the Perfect Manhattan was held on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at The Copacabana and was a BLAST for all that attended! The guests sampled dishes from many of the finest restaurants in NYC, sampled beverages from various spirit companies, danced to an 8 piece band, and participated in silent & live auctions as well as our sweepstakes.


Participating restaurants included: Beacon, Butter, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Chefs Warehouse, Cite , City Crab, City Sweets, Copacabana, Danal, Ian Restaurant, Landmarc, Maya, Moda, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Ruby Foo’s, Sullivan Street Bakery, Tribeca Grill and Victor’s Café.


Participating beverage companies included: Bombay Sapphire, Brooklyn Brewery, S. Pellegrino, Patron, Dewar’s, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Shaw-Ross International Importers.


We would like to thank the following Corporate Sponsors that helped make this night possible: Bear Stearns, Calyon Financial, The Esposito Family, The Cassese Family Foundation, Citigroup, Highview Management, MDA Contracting, Marty & Kathy Pelcyger and Total Financial Systems.


Many guests left the party with one of many exciting auction and sweepstakes items including a trip to Jamaica, a Judith Leiber handbag, signed sports memorabilia and much more.


Thank you to all of the sponsors, participating food & beverage companies, Darlene Dwyer, Executive Director of the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, Tracy Nieporent, Director of Marketing and Partner at Myriad Restaurant Group, Glen W. Albanese, CPA, Managing Director Chief Financial Officer at The Needham Group. Inc. and the volunteers, event committee, & Board of Directors who helped make the event a HUGE Success!