2022 CCC Virtual Celebration Breakfast


November 15, 2022

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Tickets Now Available

Join us virtually for an empowering morning

headshot of Andrew Solomon

Keynote Speaker

Andrew Solomon, PhD

Dr. Solomon is an award-winning author, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, and lecturer at Yale University. He is well known for his role as a vocal activist for LGBTQ rights, mental health awareness, education, and the arts.

Among many other issues, Dr. Solomon’s work has been instrumental in raising visibility and expanding awareness of child and adolescent behavioral health needs and the crises families face, including accessing care. For a look at some of his written work, you can read his piece in The New Yorker “The Mystifying Rise of Child Suicide” which reveals an important story surrounding one family’s tragedy and the growing mental health emergency. In addition to his keynote address, Dr. Solomon will also participate in a Q&A session with Executive Director, Jennifer March, PhD, and this year’s Samuel P. Peabody Award Recipients for Community Activism, members of the NYC Youth Agenda Steering Committee.


nyc kids rise logo

NYC Kids Rise

Accepted by Founding Executive Director, Debra-Ellen Glickstein

Eleanor Roosevelt Award

NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization that provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in and save for their children’s futures through the Save for College Program. Building on the dreams and expectations that families have for their children’s futures, NYC Kids RISE has funded and provided 97 percent of kindergartners across the city access to a New York City Scholarship Account to save for college and career training in the future.  They aim to make attending and graduating from college more achievable for all NYC public school students—regardless of where they come from or how much their families have in the bank. Debra-Ellen Glickstein, founding Executive Director of NYC Kids RISE, embodies Eleanor Roosevelt’s unwavering belief in the necessity to unleash the endless potential of the next generation. She has spent nearly 20 years working with communities to expand economic opportunities.  

NYC Youth Agenda Steering Committee

Pictured Above

Samuel P. Peabody Award for Community Activism

The NYC Youth Agenda steering committee is made up of 35 young people from across the five boroughs who came together in advance of the 2020 Mayoral election to ensure that the new administration would hear and prioritize youth voices from the start. Young people from CCC, YVote, CUNY’s Intergenerational Change Initiative (ICI), and DYCD’s We the Youth Advisory Council came together to compare notes and collect further research, ultimately developing a five-point policy plan for their newly elected officials – the NYC Youth Agenda. Once the new administration took office, the committee put on a policy breakfast and press conference to draw attention to their agenda, and ultimately secured meetings with many elected and appointed officials. The steering committee continues to meet and looks forward to the release of the 2023 edition of NYC Youth Agenda in February. 

Kevin Ryan headshot

Kevin Ryan

President & CEO, Covenant House International

Eleanor Roosevelt Award

Kevin Ryan has served as president and CEO of Covenant House International since 2009. Under his leadership, Covenant House has employed research, data, proven experience, and best practices to refine and advance the work to end youth homelessness; heighten the agency’s understanding of trauma and resilience; and build a strong focus on advocacy to promote just laws to protect young people facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking. During Kevin’s tenure, Covenant House has seen the largest period of expansion, renovation, and renewal in our history: Covenant House now stretches across more than 33 cities in 6 countries and reaches tens of thousands of  youth annually. 

Honorary Co-Chairs

  1. Sharon & Jon Corzine
  2. Diana & Fred Elghanayan


  1. Greer Hendricks
  2. Elaine Kessel
  3. Jane Blair Oberle
  4. Anthony Parker
  5. Nancy Solomon
  6. Heidi Stamas
  7. Ann Viney

Meet Our Supporters

Advocacy Visionaries

  • Anonymous
  • Margaret Hess Chi
  • Diana & Fred Elghanayan
  • Waltraud Ireland
  • Nancy & Alan N. Locker

Justice Benefactors

  • Jody & Brian Berger
  • Constance Christensen

Education Champions

  • Susan & Rodman Benedict
  • Michele & Martin Cohen
  • Vicki Foley
  • Chris Stern Hyman
  • The Neil Hirsch Foundation
  • Prince Carpentry
  • Nancy & David Solomon
  • Lois Whitman

Innovation Patrons

  • Ellen & Steven J. Corwin
  • Sharon & Jon Corzine
  • Veronica Dillon & Kevin Bollbach
  • The Edward H. Benenson Foundation
  • Susan & Ed Falk
  • Judith A. Garson & Steven N. Rappaport
  • Agnes Gund
  • Ricki Tigert Helfer & Michael S. Helfer
  • Alexandra A. Herzan
  • Helen Hintz
  • Elaine & Mark Kessel
  • Marilyn & Jay Lubell
  • Maryann & Robert Marston
  • Joyce Menschel
  • Christine Wasserstein & Dan Rattiner

Equity Leaders

  • BlackRock, Inc.
  • Jeanine & Alistair Borthwick
  • The C.A.L. Foundation
  • Kim Chirls
  • Glenwood Management
  • William F. Gorin
  • Bonnie Greaves
  • Jennifer Hand
  • Greer & John Hendricks
  • Sheila & Bill Lambert
  • Lee & Fritz Link
  • K. Heather McRay
  • James Metzger
  • Victoria S. Munroe & Eric F. Saltzman
  • Jan Nicholson
  • Marian Pillsbury
  • Marcy Sandler & James Janover
  • Linda & Richard Schaps
  • Jean A. & Raymond V.J. Schrag
  • Seaport Capital, LLC
  • Elizabeth & Robert Sheehan
  • Abigail Klem & Warren Spector
  • Heidi Stamas
  • The Whitmore Group, Ltd.

Sustainers, Advisors, Contributors

  • Valari & James Beloyianis
  • Marilyn & Robert Cohen
  • Elizabeth Miller & James Dinan
  • Judith & Lawrence Howard
  • Lisa Huffines
  • Nancy M. Hughes
  • Deborah Lifton
  • Elizabeth Manocha
  • Susan Orkin
  • Elizabeth T. Peabody
  • Linda Rothenberg Stein
  • Ann Viney