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May 9, 2023   |    ARTE CAFE, New York City

Gala 2023 Photos

Thank you for helping FamilyKind surpass our online auction goal!

The online auction is now closed.


Auction items range from wonderful theatre and dining to exciting sporting events, plus a huge range of offerings guaranteed to delight and surprise.


Bidding on our auction items is an exciting and fun way to support FamilyKind and, at the same time, have a chance to win cool items and unique experiences!

Thank you for making FamilyKind's 11th Annual Gala a Success!

All photos by Ken Brown

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FamilyKind helps thousands of families across Greater New York access parenting education and specialized services that reduce conflict and trauma in separation and divorce. Funds raised enable FamilyKind to serve ALL families regardless of ability to pay. 

View our 2023 11th Annual Gala e-journal!
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Our 2023 Honorees!

Hon. Matthew F. Cooper (Ret.)


The Honorable Sondra M. Miller Award

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Barry Berkman, Esq.

Founding Partner, Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP

receiving the 

Tziporah Pronman z"l Mediation Award

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Vivian Rivera Drohan, Esq.

Partner, Drohan Lee LLP

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The  FamilyKind Service Award

and featuring

A Special Tequila Tasting
Experience by

Live music by
The John Wells &
Andrew Harts Ba

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Auction 2023
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Honorary 11th Annual Gala Chairs

Patricia Ann Fersch, Esq.

Pamela M. Sloan, Esq.

Elliot J. Wiener, Esq.

11th Annual Gala Committee

Nancy Goodman, Chair

Lesley Friedland, Esq., Executive Director, FamilyKind

Helene Bernstein, Esq.  •  Amy Carron Day, Esq.
Gabrielle Deems  •  Mary Fiance
  •  Felipe Godard  •  Michael Knuff  •  Sharon Manewitz  •  Patricia Valentin

Auction Committee

Gabrielle Deems and Patricia Valentin, Chairs  

Amy Carron Day, Esq.  •  Shane Duffy  •  Lesley Friedland, Esq.  •  Felipe Godard  •  Michael Knuff  •  Makayla Williams



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Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Simpson LLP

Amy Carron Day, Esq., Day Law and Mediation

Patricia Fersch, Esq., Fersch LLC

Nancy Goodman

Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP

Mantel McDonough Riso, LLP

Phillips Nizer LLP

Jeffrey and Carol Vincent

Elliot J. Wiener, Esq. and Dr. Wendy Naidich


Gold Sponsor • $10,000 • 6 tickets

• Gold Sponsor listing & logo in event evite, event webpage, event e-communications, and event signage; one full-page ad in e-journal

• Acknowledgement during presentation
• Social media shout-outs (LinkedIn, Facebook)  

Silver Sponsor • $5,000 • 4 tickets

• Silver Sponsor listing in event evite, event webpage, event signage, and event e-communications; one full-page ad in e-journal


Diamond Sponsor • $25,000 • 10 tickets

• Logo or listing year-round on FamilyKind website home page and in quarterly e-newsletters as a Gala Diamond Sponsor 

• Diamond Sponsor listing & logo in event evite, event webpage, event e-communications, and event signage; three full-page ads in e-journal • Representative invited to speak during program 

• Social media shout-outs (LinkedIn, Facebook) and editorial content   

• Inclusion in announcements and press releases  

Bronze Sponsor • $2,500 • 2 tickets

• Bronze Sponsor listing in event evite, event webpage, and event signage; one half-page ad in e-journal

Patron Sponsor • $1,000 • 1 ticket

• Patron Sponsor listing in event evite, event webpage, and event signage; one quarter-page ad in e-journal

Platinum Sponsor • $15,000 • 8 tickets

Platinum Sponsor listing & logo in event evite*, event webpage, event e-communications, and event signage; two full-page ads in e-journal  

Social media shout-outs (LinkedIn, Facebook) and editorial content  

• Acknowledgement during presentation
• Inclusion in announcements and press releases 

​Contributions and sponsorships are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law above $115 per ticket.   For more information, email  or visit


Descriptions of benefits for each sponsorship level listed below or here

Diamond Sponsor @ $25,000 (10 Tickets)

Platinum Sponsor @ $15,000 (8 Tickets)

Gold Sponsor @ $10,000 (6 Tickets)

Silver Sponsor @ $5,000 (4 Tickets)

Bronze Sponsor @ $2,500 (2 Tickets)

Patron Sponsor @ $1,000 (1 Ticket)

Benefactor Tickets @ $500

Friend Tickets @ $225 - Sold out.


Blank Rome LLP

Matthew Cooper and Melissa Brophy

The Law Offices of Diamond, Fee & Kalos, PLLC

Francis Financial

Garr Silpe P.C.

Guberman Advisors

Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLP

Rabin Schumann and Partners LLP

Jennifer Safian, Divorce and Family Mediation

The Law Firm of John Yacos, P.C.


Abrams Fensterman, LLP  •  Andrew S. Berkman  •  Bernstein Private Wealth Management  •  Brody Law & Mediation, LLC  •  Cardi & Edgar LLP  •  Ann Ciccarelli  •  Drohan Lee LLP  •  Lesley Ann Friedland & Dr. Andrew Propper  •  Greg and Laya Gillman  •  Hon. Judith Gische (Ret.) and Steven Schurkman  •  The Godard Family  •  Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP  •  Keane & Beane, P.C.  •  Sharon and Mark Manewitz  •  The McPherson Firm, PC  •  Mosberg Sharma Stambleck Gross LLP  •  New York Women's Bar Association  •  OurFamilyWizard  •  Bob Raymond, Ph.D.  •  Barbara Rothberg, D.S.W.  •  Rottenstreich Lieberman Farley LLP  •  Rower LLC  •  Soberlink  •  Teitler & Teitler, LLP  •  Wexler Consulting LLC

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