14th Annual Care For Kids Gala Championed Essential Workers and Healthcare Leaders

The 2021 Care For Kids Gala took place as a virtual fundraiser on Wednesday, December 8. The gala’s theme, “Child Care Strong: Strengthening Working Families,” encapsulated the work of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation (CCC) during the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued mission to support our members and their families. Gala honorees included Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, then-Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Henry R. Muñoz III, the former DNC Finance Chair and
co-founder of SOMOS US; and Tim Wentworth, then-Chief Executive Officer of EverNorth.

In addition, CCC honored Schenna Tannis, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRN, WCC, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, and other healthcare heroes who have played an important role in guiding us through this unprecedented health crisis.

The 2021 event raised over $400,000 for CCF and CCC programming. We were honored to be joined virtually by our distinguished guests and many of our colleagues and community members to reflect on the efforts and successes of the past year, and we look forward to holding our 2022 Gala in person at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, on Tuesday, December 6. Save the date!