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 WHAT: 2018 Inaugural ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala honoring Al Roker & Deborah Roberts Hosted by Judy Woodruff with Special Appearances by Cara Buono, star of the mega-hit series “Stranger Things” and Emmy winner Susan Lucci.

WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street (110 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017)


WHEN: Thursday, March 8th 2018 

  • 5:30 PM: Press Check In
  • 6:00 PM: Red Carpet
  • 7:00 PM: Seated Dinner & Awards


WHO: VIPS Confirmed to Attend:

·        Al Roker – Co-Host, and Weatherman of NBC’s Today Show.

·        Deborah Roberts – ABC News Correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

·        Susan Lucci – Emmy Award-winning Actress, and New York Times best-selling author.

·        Cara Buono – co-star of the mega-hit series “Stranger Things”, and Emmy nominated actress for “Mad Men.”

·        Judy Woodruff  Anchor, and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour, and host of the ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala.

·        Isiah Whitlock Jr., star of the new series “The Good Cop,” and of “Veep,” “The Wire” and “Cedar Falls” fame. New Addition.

·        Shoshanna Gruss, American fashion designer and the founder and creative director of the fashion label Shoshanna. New Addition.

·        Tina Cervasio, FOX 5 Lead Sports Anchor and Host of “Sports Xtra.” New Addition.

·        Kerry Delaney – Acting Commissioner of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.

·        Tamsen Fadal – Eight-time Emmy winning Anchor, PIX 11 News, and honorary co-chair of the ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala.

·        Mike Woods – Meteorologist, and Reporter FOX 5’s Good Day New York, and honorary co-chair of the ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala & People Magazine’s “Sexiest Anchor Alive.

·        John Muller – Emmy Award-winning Journalist, and Anchor, PIX 11 News at 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

·        Scott Stanford – Emmy Award winning lead Sports Anchor, PIX 11 News, and Host, WWE.

·        Mr. G. – Four-time Emmy Award winning Meteorologist, PIX 11 News.

·        Kori Chambers – Co-Anchor, PIX 11 News at 5:00 PM.

·        Ines Rosales – Reporter, FOX 5’s “Good Day New York.”

·        Javier Gomez  Artist, Designer, Maison&Objet Ambassador of the Americas. Featured in BVLGARI, FENDI Casa, People Magazine’s “Sexiest Artist Alive.”

·        Madison Ferris – Actress, currently starring as Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie.

·        Camilla Barungi – Founder, African Moringa, Founding Partner, InPath Partners, and model of “Project Runway” fame.

·        Jessica Formoso, Fox 5 News Reporter.

ADAPT Leadership Award Honorees:

·        Al Roker – Co-Host, and Weatherman of NBC’s Today Show.

·        Deborah Roberts – ABC News Correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

·        The Hausman Family  One of the Founding families of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC.

·        Marissa Shorenstein – President, Northeast, AT&T.

·        Amy Wright – Founder and CEO of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, and 2017 CNN Hero of the Year.


Gala Co-Chairs:

·        James Hausman, and Liz Cohen Hausman

·        James Kase, and Helene Miller

·        Sabina McCarthy

·        Alan Zack


About ADAPT Community Network

ADAPT Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Every day, we build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential and recreational programs in all five boroughs. Our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida and neuromuscular disorders, among others. We are the largest provider of pre-school education for children with disabilities in New York.  ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs serve over 18,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families.


For press information, or to cover the ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala, contact Matt Flynn at JGPR:  | 917-626-1300.