The Children’s Defense Fund hosts annual New York Gala

3/15/2018, 3:41 p.m.
The annual Children’s Defense Fund New York Gala took place Feb. 27 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
Lori Stokes and Mayor David Dinkins Contributed

The annual Children’s Defense Fund New York Gala took place Feb. 27 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Honored were five amazing kids who have excelled in school despite adversity. The event also honored tennis star Stan Smith, SEIU and Kathryn Chenault. The star-studded event was attended by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, and Malaak Compton-Rock, to name a few.