Friday, March 29, 2013

Jack and Jill of America Westchester, NY Chapter Hosts Cirque du Jour: A Night of Escape

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Cirque du Jour: A Night of Escape co-chairs with host Norm Lewis

New Rochelle, NY – The stars were out in New Rochelle on Saturday, March 9th, as the Westchester Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. hosted Cirque du Jour: A Night of Escape.   This elegant fundraiser at The Fountainhead included an abundant silent auction, 50/50 raffle, live Cirque performance, dinner and dancing.  The Master of Ceremonies was Tony Award Nominee Norm Lewis, and noted actress and television talk show host Sherri Shepherd was honored for her outstanding commitment to the community.   Among attendees were NYS Senator Andrea Stuart-Cousins and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson.

The event raised upwards of $20,000 that will benefit local not-for-profit organizations within the communities served by Westchester Chapter of Jack & Jill, as well as the Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Foundation.   The philanthropic arm of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. supports programs aimed at improving academic test scores, raising literacy and mathematical competencies, encouraging cultural consciousness, and instilling moral and social responsibility in America’s youth. Since its inception in 1968, the Jack & Jill of America Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to communities all across America.

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Ammie Felder-Williams, president of Jack and Jill of America Westchester chapter; event host Norm Lewis and Senator Andrea Stuart-Cousins

To learn more, visit Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America Foundation.

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