St. Mary’s Virtual Gala Was a Success!

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children celebrated its milestone of serving New York’s families for 150 years with a virtual, live-streamed gala hosted by television personality, Howie Mandel. The event, “The Big Night In For St. Mary’s Kids”, helped to raise over $430,000 to support programs and services for St. Mary’s little patients.

The event was live-streamed on Looped on November 18th and included a lineup of musical performances and speeches from St. Mary’s patients, parents of patients, and the President and CEO of St. Mary’s, Dr. Edwin Simpser.

Joining Howie Mandel were celebrities that included legendary singer and song writer Paul Anka and TV actor Jonathan Sadowski, as well as Broadway’s Rock of Ages band, who performed a medley of songs from their show.

Watch this special song performed that evening by Paul Anka:


The Big Night In for St. Mary’s Kids was sponsored by Debbie & Stuart Acker, Cindy & Tod Johnson, Briarwood Organization, DJ Ambulette Service, Nussbaum Berg Klein & Wolpow Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, M&T Bank, Nancy Karch, Sciame Construction, Levine Builders/Douglaston Development, and iPark.

Champion Sponsors: Area Builders, Richard Greenspan, NY Electrical Contractors Assoc., Technico Construction Services, Tara & Anthony Coniglio, Dr. & Mrs. Edwin Simpser, Clifton Budd & DeMaria, Susan & Keith May, Michele & Peter Roth, Stephanie & Daniel Sergi and Donnie Deutsch.

If you were unable to attend our Virtual Event there’s still time to donate to St. Mary’s.You can donate online at 

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