2014 Annual Benefit & Auction
Dinner, Award Ceremony & Auction
April 28, 2014, 6pm
Tribeca Rooftop 2 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013
Editor, PEOPLE StyleWatch
Board of Directors, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy
Todd Parr Children’s Book Author/Illustrator
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Literacy Champion
Kevin McGeachy Executive Director, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center
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|About Todd Parr Todd Parr is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. He lives in Berkeley, California. For a complete list of Todd’s books and more information, visit toddparr.com. Photo courtesy of Jeff Fielding.|
|About Susan Kaufman Susan Kaufman has been the editor of People StyleWatch since its launch in November 2006. She oversees all aspects of the monthly celebrity fashion and beauty magazine. Susan was named “Editor of the Year” and People StyleWatch landed the #1 position as “Magazine of the Year” in Advertising Age’s 2010 A-List issue. Susan joined People Magazine in 2002 as the magazine’s first ever style director, responsible for all style and fashion coverage in the weekly magazine as well as special issues and all other editorial products developed by the magazine. Susan is on the Board of Directors of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York.|
|About Kevin McGeachy Kevin McGeachy is responsible for the operations at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Previously, Mr. McGeachy was the Deputy Executive Director for CCMC.
Mr. McGeachy has assumed several progressively responsible roles within the Health System during the past 15 years. Prior to coming to CCMC, Mr. McGeachy was the Associate Executive Director at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, responsible for a variety of clinical and ancillary support departments and major facility construction projects. He began his career at North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System in 1998 as part of an internal consulting group charged with examining integration opportunities among the various entities of the health system.
Before joining the Health System, Mr. McGeachy served as the Director of Health Policy for the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council, an advocacy group representing the Hospitals on Long Island. In addition, he began his career at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in a variety of positions within the Division of Ambulatory Care.
Mr. McGeachy holds an MBA from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine and received his bachelor’s degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University program in health administration. He is also a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
|About the Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy – Founded by Gary Tannenbaum and Helen Mills, long-time advocates of children’s literacy in New York and dedicated supporters of the Reach Out and Read early literacy program, the award recognizes children’s book authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children. Learn about the 2013 Mills Tannenbaum Award Recipient, Robie H. Harris.|
Twice a year, we hold conferences on current topics in the field of early literacy. Registration is free and open to the public.
Growing Healthy Readers
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and United Way of New York City hosted Growing Healthy Readers: Half -Day Literacy Conference. The conference focused on strategies to ensure that children from at-risk families develop on-track for success in school, and highlighted findings from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Growing Healthy Readers Starter Kit. Held at the Scholastic Inc. headquarters in New York City, the Half-Day Literacy Conference brought together educators, medical providers, policy makers, children’s advocates, and early childhood specialists.
Learn about United Way of New York City’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading:
We periodically hold Community Events, including children’s books readings and speaker events, throughout the year. Please check again for information on future Community Events, and learn about recent events below.
Closing the Achievement Gap
Early Literacy Closes the Achievement Gap: Language is the Gift We Give Our Children
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm
The JCC in Manhattan
Dr. Perri Klass, who writes the monthly New York Times “18 and Under” column on child health, joined us for a conversation on the power of reading aloud to prepare children for school and bridge the growing achievement gap for children from low-income families.
Early Literacy Awareness Week
August 10-16, 2014
Each August, we celebrate Early Literacy Awareness Week in conjunction with National Health Center Week. This is a time to encourage families to foster a love of reading in our youngest children and prepare them for success in school. Health centers around the region help us celebrate with children’s book readings by special guests to highlight the importance of books in the lives of young children.