The Annual Care for Kids Gala

The 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation hosts an annual fundraiser to help support its ongoing advocacy, education and professional development programs for the children and families it serves. The Care for Kids Gala solidifies the vital role that the Corporation plays in helping members balance work and family. By making available high quality child care programs such as WorkForce 2000, which prepares high school students for college admission and career development, and its Future of America Learning Centers, which provide care for infants, toddlers and young children, the organization is able to enrich the growth and development of our children.

The 2017 Care For Kids Gala

This year’s event is themed “Changing the World … One Child at a Time” and will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at The Lighthouse, Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers. Find Out More »


Past Honorees

Past honorees have included Courtney B. Vance, acclaimed actor and youth champion; Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., gender activist and YWCA CEO; Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation; Harry Belafonte, award-winning actor, social activist and UNICEF ambassador; Pamela Brier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maimonides Medical Center; Debra Fraser-Howze, Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs for OraSure Technologies, Inc.; and Danny Glover, acclaimed actor and leading social activist.

For more than two decades, the Child Care Corporation and the Child Care Funds have helped provide more than 200,000 children of 1199SEIU members with access to early childhood education, college preparation, summer day and sleep-away camps, internships, mentoring and other programs. For more information on the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation’s Care for Kids Gala, please see our gala page or call (646) 473-8369.