February 21, 2020

We are so excited to see all of you at our annual Friendship Ball!

The Ball is always a night to remember, filled with friendship, dancing, laughter, and most importantly, lots of love and support for our kids. 

We hope you can make it to this year's event, which once again will be held at the beautiful Pierre Hotel on Friday, March 6th. 

There are so many ways you can help. Plan on attending? Why not sponsor a table and share the fun with your friends! Seats are filling fast though, so make s...

December 23, 2019

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Dear Circle of Friends,

I hope this note finds you all well and enjoying the hustle and bustle of December. Yes it is the season of festivities but it is also a time to reflect and give thanks.

I must thank Tim Gleason for being an extraordinary 2019 Man of the Year. And thanks to Tim's friends and all our loyal friends, the 2019 Friendship Ball was a night to REMEMBER!! And as 2019 winds down, we are already well into planning for our 2020 Friendship Ball

So if you have not already done so, 


January 23, 2017

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We are officially one month away from our Annual Friendship Ball, where we raise important funds under the convincing guise of friendship, food, and fun!

Here are 6 ways you can get involved:

1.  Be a Patron

Our Ball wouldn't be possible without our dedicated patrons, and there's still time to join their ranks! Help support the Friendship Ball, our primary source of revenue, by becoming a dinner, cocktail, or casino patron and help us host an incredible fundraising event!

2.  Sponsor...

November 27, 2016

Andrew Breslin (left)

Born in Co. Cavan, Ireland but raised in Kells, Co. Meath, Andy is the youngest of Eileen and Michael Breslin’s six children -- five boys and one girl! After moving to America on his 20th birthday, he landed his first job bar-tending in Tramps. His brothers, Michael and John, and sister, Maureen, soon joined him in the States.

In 1986, he opened his first bar, Allison’s, on 8th Avenue beside FIT, with Alphie McCourt, brother of the Frank & Malachy. Si...

December 23, 2015

We were so happy that some of our loyal donors were able to gather together to officially launch our 2016 Friendship Ball planning.


Once again, the staff at Bobby Van's did an excellent job, thank you!


Here are some photos from the wonderful holiday event.



December 4, 2015

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We are thrilled to be returning to the Pierre Hotel Grand Ballroom, where we will be happy to honor this year's Men of the Year, The Late Joseph Coffey and Joseph Coppotelli.


As always, the event will feature an auction, live entertainment, a casino, great food and drink, and a plethora of wonderful people. Tickets can be purchased here.


Every year, we are overwhelmed by the support and dedication of our Friends. We hope to see you there!


The Friendship Ball grew out of a loving gat...

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