Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Child Mind Institute Winter Gala Dinner 2011

There were many reasons to be smiling at the Child Mind Institute Gala. Everyone's favorite performer Jimmy Buffett and his beautiful Jane were being honored with the 2011 Child Advocacy Award and if that was not enough the evening raised over $5.3 million.
After receiving their award Matt Lauer walked on stage with Jimmys' guitar wearing a parrot on his head. Jimmy surprised the attendees by performing “Song for the Little Children” and “Volcano”
Some of the guests included Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower, Chuck Close, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Bronson Van Wyck, John McEnroe, Nicole Miller, Marcia Mishaan and Mike Ramos
About the Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Founded by Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz and Brooke Garber Neidich, our organization is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers. The Child Mind Institute does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry. To learn more, visit

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The Children's Defense Fund Dinner at Essex House

The Children's Defense Fund Dinner at Essex House took place on December 14th 2011. It was an amazing night. Marian Wright Edelman has done so much and she is a true inspiration. I was excited to see so many remarkable people all in one room but the real stars were the young adults who shared their personal stories.

To view all the photos please click on this link The Children's Defense Fund Dinner

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy New Year

I just got back from a very quick trip home to Australia. I arrived in Sydney on Christmas Day in time for the big family meal. After 3 days of visiting friends and relatives I jumped on a plane and headed to Bali to visit my uncle and his wife and to celebrate the new year. Always an adventure Bali was magical and relaxing. Traveling very light my iPhone was the camera of choice. This is a temple in Ubud.
Hope you have a great year.