Over 200 Attend The Successful 8th Annual Santa Project Party Benefiting ADAPT Community Network’s Children’s Programs

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The 8th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction that benefits ADAPT Community Network’s preschool education programs throughout New York City was held on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at one of New York City’s oldest social clubs, The Down Town Association on 60 Pine Street.

ADAPT Community Network is the largest provider of preschool education for children with disabilities in New York. The annual event raised over $70,000 through a silent action and ticket sales, attracting VIP guests from fashion, film, television and Broadway.

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VIPs in attendance included: Ed Matthews — CEO of ADAPT Community Network; Tamsen Fadal — Eight-time Emmy winning Anchor of PIX 11 News, host, Broadway Profiles & best-selling author. Co-Host of the 8th Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party; Mike Woods — Meteorologist & Reporter, FOX 5’s “Good Day New York.” People Magazine’s “Sexiest Anchor Alive.”

Co-Host of the 8th Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party; Isiah Whitlock Jr. — Acclaimed actor, The Wire, Veep, Cars 3, Chips, Survivors Remorse, and Cedar Rapids; Steve Lacy — Weekday Anchor, 5PM and 10PM at FOX 5 News. Co-Chair of the 8th Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party; Teresa Priolo — Emmy winning reporter, and fill in anchor for FOX 5 News. Co-Chair of the 8th Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party; Javier Gomez — Artist, Designer, Maison&Objet Ambassador of the Americas. Featured in BVLGARI, FENDI Casa, People Magazine’s “Sexiest Artist Alive.”

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Co-Chair of the 8th Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party; Camilla Barungi — Founder, African Moringa, Founding Partner, InPath Partners, and model of “Project Runway” fame. Co-Chair of the 8th Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party; Mr. G — Four-time Emmy award winning Meteorologist, PIX 11 News; Scott Stanford — Emmy-Winning Lead Sports Anchor PIX 11 News and Host, WWE; Erika Wachter — Sports Reporter, FOX 5 News; Kori Chambers — PIX 11 News Anchor, and Michael Berger — Senior Managing Director of Colliers International.

The Santa Project Party & Auction Committee Members for 2017 were: Tom Doyle, Patrick Hazlewood, Andy Peeke, Michelina Mandarano, Melanie Mandarano, Elizabeth Norman, and Scott Allen.

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