On Thursday, September 29, 2016, three members of our community: Donald Newhouse; his daughter, AFTD Board member Kathy Mele; and Daniel Hedaya (pictured here with AFTD Board Chair Gail Andersen and Executive Director Susan L-J Dickinson) hosted AFTD’s inaugural New York City benefit, Hope Rising, at The Pierre Hotel.

The evening celebrated one of AFTD’s most generous supporters, David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications, who was honored with the Susan Newhouse & Si Newhouse Award of Hope. AFTD extends special gratitude to our event supporters:

Susan and Si’s Circle

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Patricia M. and Victor F. Ganzi
Rupert Murdoch
Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Hope Rising Circle

 Nomi and Neal Bergman
 Larry Gagosian
 Diane and Bob Miron
 Jackie and Steve Miron

 Vision Circle

 Catherine Farley and Enrique Chang
 Charter Communications
Citi Private Bank
Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
MSG Networks

Supporter Circle

William P. Lauder
Colonial Solutions — A division of Colonial Electric Supply
Samantha and David Goldring
The Green Fund
The Hedaya Family
Andrew Intrater
Michter’s Distillery, LLC
Martin Packouz / Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Univision Communications, Inc.


Program Materialshr-invite-image

Hope Rising Benefit — Program Journal

AFTD Hope Rising Benefit — Electronic Invitation 

AFTD Hope Rising Benefit Online Purchase Form

Media Coverage

Huffington Post

New York Social Diary

Alzheimer’s News Today

Broadway World