STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, October 21, 2016 – More than 150 guests gathered at The Staaten to raise a glass to Crossroads Unlimited at the agency’s annual gala on September 30, 2016. Staff, families, friends, and donors were among the many paying tribute to Crossroads as the nonprofit celebrated a decade of life-changing services in the Staten Island community. Funds raised at the lively event will be instrumental in enhancing Crossroads programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities, many of who attended this year’s fundraiser.
During the festivities, emceed by PIX-11 Morning News’ Lisa Mateo, Crossroads honored Board Member Al Lambert, Dr. Joseph Coppolo, and Healthcare Associates in Medicine Administrators Kathy Tramontana and Paul Berkley for their continued support and deep commitment to the agency’s mission of exemplary care. Crossroads’ Residence Manager Anton Updale received an Employee Recognition Award for ten years of dedicated service and helping residents to thrive.
The event also featured a fabulous cocktail hour and dinner, raffle, open bar, and a live and silent auction filled with exciting prizes such as Billy Joel tickets, a Night with New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning, as well as an array of lavish gift baskets. A DJ and photo booth added to the fun, as guests took to the dance floor and created a snapshot of memories celebrating a cause close to many hearts.
“I am deeply touched by the outpouring of support Crossroads received at our annual gala,” said Ted Ericson, Executive Director, Crossroads. “A big thank you to our extraordinary event committee, staff, families, vendors, honorees, and sponsors for helping to make this special evening possible, and to my wife for planning such a memorable birthday surprise. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by being surrounded by great people committed to a great cause. Here’s to many more wonderful years at Crossroads.”
About Crossroads Unlimited
Crossroads Unlimited, Inc., located in Staten Island, New York, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Each program fosters increased independence, social inclusion, and community integration to ensure individuals reach their full potential and lead happy, productive lives. For more information about Crossroads Unlimited, visit www.crossroadsunlimitedinc.org or call 718-420-6330.