CAPP’s 2013 John A. Reisenbach Community Heroes the Heisman Trophy Trustees
with 2013 Miss America, Mallory Hagan and CAPP Executive Director, Marion White
JANUARY 25, 2013 (NEW YORK, NY) — The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP), New York Cityâs only program that uses life-size puppets to teach school children how to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse, raised over $400,000 at their annual benefit in New York on January 24, 2013. Â Supporters including actors Dominic Chianese and Steve Schirripa, local NBC New York news personality Tom Llamas and the newly crowned Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan joined more than 300 concerned New Yorkers as CAPP honored Michael Randazzo and The Heisman Trophy Trustees for their contributions to child abuse prevention in New York City.
In an evening filled with heartfelt support for CAPPâs innovative Child Safety Workshop, the highlight was the surprise announcement of a $50,000 challenge gift from the Heisman Trophy Trustees, recipients of CAPPâs 2013 John A. Reisenbach Community Hero Award. The Award, recognizes members of our community who go above and beyond to help create “a better and safer New York.” Past honorees include Time Warner Cable (2010) and Harry’s Italian (2011).
Following the announcement, during which Heisman Trophy Trust President Bill Dockery applauded CAPP for ârunning lean,â NBC New York reporter Tom Llamas took the stage to help raise an additional $50,000 from guests in the room with donations ranging from $50 to $5,000.Â One hundred percent of funds raised from the challenge will support CAPPâs Child Safety Workshop, allowing the organization to educate an additional 10,000 New York City children on their right to be safe from physical and sexual abuse.
Founded in 1986, CAPP has educated more than 420,000 New York City children on their basic right to a childhood that is free from abuse. Primarily focused on prevention, CAPPâs critical programs also offer a unique opportunity for children who have experienced abuse to ask for help and begin the intervention process immediately. www.cappnyc.org; @cappnyc