Northside Center hosts 2015 child development gala

5/7/2015, 12:25 p.m.
The Northside Center for Child Development held its annual Celebrate Northside Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan.
Northside Center Gala Photo by Gideon Mnasseh

The Northside Center for Child Development held its annual Celebrate Northside Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan.

Thelma Dye, Ph.D., Northside Center executive director, said, “This year’s 69th gala gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank those who reaffirm the belief that we have the capacity to make a dramatic difference in the lives of others. We offer our belief that we all have the capacity to make a dramatic difference in the lives of others, and we offer our heartfelt gratitude to our honorees, generous contributors, board of directors, council of advisors, committee of young professionals, staff, community partners and the inspiring children and families we serve.”

This year’s honorees were Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre), Larry Merlo (president and CEO, CVS Health), and Elinor R. Tatum (publisher and editor-in-chief, New York Amsterdam News). The evening master of ceremonies was Michelle Miller (CBS News), and special remarks were made Michael Goldstein, Northside Center board chairman.