Oh What A Night !
Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids presented by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley as well as Beachbody.com was held on September 12th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway. And there’s still time to donate and help us reach our goal. All proceeds will support YGB’s efforts to connect older youth in foster care with family.
A Must See Performance for a Good Cause
This year’s benefit on Monday, September 12th at 7pm helped to raise awareness and funds to support older kids in foster care. Hollywood and Broadway stars took to the stage for a night of special appearances and musical performances all in support of You Gotta Believe, New York City’s only non-profit dedicated to connecting older youth in foster care with permanent families before they age out of the system alone.
A Musical-Filled Night to Remember
Presented by Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley and Beachbody.com, the night featured show-stopping performances by Chita Rivera, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Tony Yazbeck, Stephanie Mills, Gloria Gaynor and Liz Callaway and more.
An Evening with some of Hollywood & Broadway’s Brightest Award-Winning Stars
Rosie Perez, Gloria Gaynor, Megan Hilty, Chita Rivera, Sherri Saum, Rachel Crow, and Stephanie Mills are just some of the amazing talent in this year’s production presented by James Wesley & Seth Rudetsky.
A night of amazing performances including songs sung by original artists Chita Rivera: All That Jazz, Stephanie Mills: Home (The Wiz), and Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive. Plus Gerry Polci (Four Seasons): December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Megan Hilty (Smash): Second Hand Baby Grand (Accompanied by Marc Shaiman) and Broadway for Orlando: What the World Needs Now is Love.
Proceeds from this event will go to support YGB’s efforts to ensure that every child that leaves foster care does so with a family. Every 23 minutes another youth ages out of the foster care system alone to a future filled hardships — from lack of education to unemployment to higher rates of incarceration, poor health, early parenthood and homelessness.
But we can make a difference by connecting every youth in care with what they were promised when they entered the system — a family.
Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors
Adopt US Kids
Billy Barrett, Executive/Personal Driver
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Robert and Caitlin Benson
James and Mary Kay Clarke
Iain and Beverly Duke-Richardet
Sabrina Glaser and Mark Cho
Edward and Fanny McBride
Gartland and Mellina Group
RBC Compliance Department
Larry and Charleen Szenyi
Daniel Taitz and Penny Nemzer
Richard and Leanne Tavoso
John Weitzer and Armina Jayawant
For media inquiries, please contact Shawn Purdy at SLATE PR.
If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to support You Gotta Believe’s work, there a lots of other ways you can get involved.