Inside The 12th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala

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Gala Host Tamsen Fadal, Ackerman President & CEO Gisselle Acevedo, honorees Cynthia McFadden, Arnold Syrop, Lois Braverman and Ackerman Board Chair Martha Fling

The 12th Annual Moving Families Forward gala took place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 22nd in New York City. Tamsen Fadal, eleven-time Emmy award -winning PIX 11 News Anchor, returned to host the evening for the fifth consecutive year. Gisselle Acevedo, the new President & CEO of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, presided over the gala for the first time. The event benefited the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family honored:

· Cynthia McFadden, Senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News, with the Ackerman Family Advocate Award.

· Lois Braverman, President Emeritus of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, with the Ackerman Innovative Leadership Award.

· Arnold Syrop, Principal and creative director of Arnold Syrop Architects, with the Ackerman Distinguished Service Award.

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Gala Chair Leslie Roberts, Board member Jeanne Ackerman Curhan, Joe Williams, Board member Doris Kempner & Gala Chair Deborah Sallen Werner. Photo by Tricia Baron

2018 Moving Families Forward Gala Co-Chairs were: Leslie Roberts, and Deborah Werner. Honorary Co-Chairs were: Martha Fling, Ackerman Board Chair, and Alice K. Netter. The Gala Planning Committee was: Vicky Kahn, Gisella Lemos, Jeanette Monninger, Emilie Dubois Poteat, and Nicole Poteat.

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