Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) hosted its annual “Children at Heart” fundraising gala honoring Jody Durst of the Durst Organization with the “Hope Grows Strong” Environmental Achievement Award, Ivanka Trump of the Trump Organization with the New Leadership Award, Academy Award Winning Actor Jon Voight with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Emmy Award Winning Actor Jeremy Piven with the Children at Heart Award. The gala took place at Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty in New York City and attracted celebrity guests including Kiefer Sutherland (24), Kelsey Grammer (Cheers and Frasier), Dominic Chianese (Sopranos), Hung Huynh (Top Chef), and Bethenny Frankel (Real Housewives of NYC).
The Gala featured an auction, emceed by Fast Money’s Guy Adami and returning auctioneer, Josh Katz, which showcased once-in-a-lifetime experiences and luxury items including an internship with Ivanka Trump, a catered dinner by Top Chef champion, Hung Huynh, dinner with Billy Crystal, a one-week luxury vacation to Morocco, a $22,000 Faberge egg, an $18,000 William Goldberg Diamond Pendant, and a walk-on role to Judge Judy followed by lunch with Judge Judy Sheindlin herself!
View photos of the Children at Heart Gala here.
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CCOC will be hosting a New Leadership Event in the spring. Please contact Rachel Zisser at 212.681.7800 or Rachel@ccoc.net if you are interested in joining the committee. For general information on CCOC, please contact the CCOC office at (212) 681.7800.