Each year the festivities begin by honoring outstanding individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives others and contribute to the community.
This year we are very proud to announce our 2013 Men of the Year, Kevin Fitzpatrick of Tullett Prebon and John Mahon, proprietor of many well known restaurants in Manhattan. We will share more background on these two fine gentlemen very soon.
February 2013 marks our 31st Anniversary! The Friendship Ball grew out of a loving gathering in the basement of St. Stephen of Hungary Church on East 82nd Street in New York City, St. Valentine's weekend in 1982. A true cross-section of this great city came together; including friends, family, musicians, restaurateurs, clergy, numerous members of Local 3, Electrical Workers Union, as well as members of New York's Finest and Bravest, not only to honor the memory of Franny Pope, but with the intent of helping other children and their families who were battling cancer.
Our 2013 Friendship Ball Honorees: