Itâs official!Â TheÂ John A. Reisenbach Foundation will host its 22ndÂ Annual Gala on Monday, December 2nd at TheÂ Harmonie Club (4 East 60th Street).Â Â SaveÂ theÂ dateÂ so you donât miss this yearâs event, which will help raise funds for programs that improveÂ theÂ safety and quality of life in New York City, includingÂ theÂ Child Abuse Prevention Program, Citizens Committee for NYC, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York Cares, New York Police Foundation,Â theÂ Police Athletic League, Safe Horizon andÂ theÂ Urban Assembly. The gala will begin with cocktails at 6:30 pm.
Keep checking back for more details, includingÂ theÂ announcement of this years’ Distinguished Citizen Award recipients. Past honorees include Bonnie Fuller, Peter Knobloch, Jo Ann Ross, Joseph Abruzzese, Bill Cella, Ed Erhardt, Carolyn Everson, Irwin Gotlieb, Peggy Green, Wenda Millard Harris, John Hayes, Commissioner Ray Kelly, Bill Koenigsberg, Gerald Levin, David Levy, Bob Liodice, Jon Mandel, Judy McGrath, Pat Mitchell, Charlie Rutman, Rino Scanzoni, Dennis Swanson, Katherine Oliver, Dick Wolf and John Wren.
TheÂ John A. Reisenbach Foundation isÂ theÂ premier charitable organization of New York’s media and advertising communities. John Reisenbach,Â theÂ Vice President of National Advertising for All American Television, at 33 years old, was killed in New York City in a single random act of violence in 1991. As a response to this tragedy, leadership inÂ theÂ advertising and communications communities promptly createdÂ theÂ Foundation to support programs focused on making New York a better, safer city. AmongÂ theÂ Reisenbach Foundation’s most visible fundraising events isÂ theÂ annual presentation ofÂ theÂ Reisenbach Awards for “Distinguished Citizenship,” given to top media or advertising professionals who demonstrate contributions toÂ theÂ community.