- ABOUT TOAST-
Every spring, friends of Children of Bellevue, Inc. come together to host our largest benefit of the year -- Toast to the Children. Famed chef and Board member, Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants and Bravo’s Top Chef spearheads this wine and food sampling extravaganza at his fabulous Riverpark restaurant overlooking the East River. The proceeds benefit children’s programs at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Toast to the Children is a festive evening with over 450 people in attendance sampling signature dishes from some of New York’s finest restaurants and sipping wines from around the world, as they mingle with celebrity chefs and fellow foodies. New York’s most celebrated chefs delight guests with samples from their menus. A Silent Auction of high-end items, services and getaways rounds out the entertainment.
This year’s honorees are a diverse and intriguing group of people. Our Corporate Honoree is Joel Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.; Famed Chef, Jacques Pepin is our Culinary Honoree; and the delightful children’s book author, Jon Scieszka is our Children’s Literacy Honoree.
- ABOUT CHILDREN OF BELLEVUE -
For nearly 65 years, Children of Bellevue, Inc. has been leveling the playing field for some of New York City’s most economically disadvantaged families by providing compassionate care, highly specialized services and ground-breaking early education programs to children and adolescents at Bellevue Hospital Center, the city’s oldest public hospital.
Your gift will help give underprivileged children much-needed additional support, both in the hospital and at home. From programs that help children adjust to the hospital environment to services that address the highly specialized needs of pediatric psychiatry patients and children victimized by mental, physical, and sexual abuse, your support can be a critical part of the healing process that goes on every day at Bellevue.
Because Children need more than medicine to thrive.
Children of Bellevue is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation; therefore, all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.