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The 8th Annual Ackerman Institute for the Family “Moving Families Forward Gala”

New York, NY October 27st, 2014– The 8th Annual Ackerman Institute for the Family “Moving Families Forward Gala” was held Monday, October 20th at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The 2014 Moving Families Forward Gala honored:

  • Andrew Solomon, Internationally Acclaimed Award-winning Writer, Speaker​, and Lecturer, with the Ackerman Partner Award.
  • Linda Dishy, Ackerman Board Member, with the Ackerman Distinguished Service Award.

The gala was hosted by Tamsen Fadal, four-time Emmy-winning PIX 11 News Anchor, and host of Broadway Profiles. This is the third consecutive year that Tamsen has supported the gala, and her first as host. The gala benefits the vital programs and ongoing services for children, families, and adults at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Gala Co-Chairs were Martha Fling, Founder & Managing Member of Drake Libby, and Alice K. Netter. Honorary Chairs were John R. O’Neill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, & Kathleen O’Neill.

VIP attendees included: Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family; Tamsen Fadal; Andrew Solomon; Linda Dishy; Jeannie Ackerman Curhan; Martha Fling; Alice K. Netter; C. Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President, Sotheby’s; The Chris Gillespie Quartet; Scott Stanford, Lead Sports Anchor, PIX 11 News & Host WWE; Mr. G., four-time Emmy-winning PIX 11 News Weatherman; John Muller, Anchor PIX 11 News; Rich Graziano, President and General Manager of PIX 11; Tim Morehouse, U.S. Olympic silver medalist and founder of Fencing in the Schools; Rachael Kun Morehouse, five time Emmy winning Producer, 60 Minutes; Carl and Valerie Kempner; Marie C. Wilson, co-founder of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, founder & President Emerita of The White House Project, and The Ms. Foundation for Women; Suzanne Murphy, Head of Strategic Development at Magnolia Road Capital; James Grant, President & CEO, JGPR; Javier Gomez, noted fine art photographer & host; Camilla Barungi, Model, Entrepreneur, and Activist of Project Runway fame and Patricia von Musulin, jewelry designer.

About the Ackerman Institute for the Family

Since 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family has achieved international prominence and earned national awards for the development of innovative models of family therapy, professional training, and community programs for families facing major life challenges.  One of the first training institutions in the United States committed to promoting family functioning and family mental health, Ackerman is dedicated to helping families at all stages of family life.

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