Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson set to host EDCSPIN’s annual Vision & Voice gala

June 4, 2013 From BlueTree Marketing
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Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson, who stars in NBC’s hit comedy “Guys with Kids,” and in over 20 films including Me, Myself and Irene and Barbershop, will serve as the master of ceremonies at the Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc.’s (EDCSPIN) annual Vision & Voice gala, “An Evening of Respite” on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at City Winery in Manhattan.  More than 200 guests will be treated to a night of comedy, raffles, dancing, and heartwarming anecdotes.  Music will be provided by the legendary DJ Wiz, of Kid N Play fame. 

EDCSPIN serves individuals and their families of all backgrounds in New York who are mentally and intellectually disabled. Proceeds from the gala will support EDCSPIN’s Respite Program, which provides family members of individuals with developmentally disabilities “respite” – where they enjoy a night out at a movie, or attend a wedding, while EDCSPIN provides care for their loved ones.

An online auction will be hosted by Blue Tree Marketing. These special items are open for pre-bidding and will close at the live auction on June 6, 2013.  Bids may be placed until 6:00 p.m. on June 4, 2013.   Some fabulous auction items include a once in a lifetime experience to the 2013 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, a trip to Las Vegas, another for trip for two to the Bahamas and a thrilling experience at the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament!  These and other experiences are available now at  100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting EDCSPIN’s important programs and services.

 For their support of EDCSPIN consumers and their families, this year’s honorees are:

·         Ann Hardiman, Executive Director, NY State Association of Community and Residential Agencies

·         Aletha Maybank, MD,  Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

·         Peter Pierri, Executive Director of Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies

·         Vasundhara Kalaspudi, MD, New York Psychiatry and Cognitive Care

EDCSPIN gala committee members Carol Ababio, Alex Coroneos, Dr. Stacey P. Dean, Susi Hockmeyer, Barbara Lehrer, Thomas McCauley, Paul Michels, and Mark Smith; and EDCSPIN Board of Directors September Bush, President, Dr. Merrith Hockmeyer, Vice President, Jenny Acosta, Treasurer, Marcelle P. Bailey, Secretary, and Charles A. Archer, Chief Executive Officer.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets or a Sponsorship Now… or contact Jennifer Trehar at(646)651-1232[email protected].

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