Boys Town Celebrates 25 Years with Winter Cocktail Reception Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 Page Image Page Content Boys Town New York celebrated 25 years of helping children in need at our 2015 Winter Cocktail Reception, Thursday, December 3rd. The event was held at the residence of Mr. Joe Ricketts, Founder of TD Ameritrade and longtime advocate for Boys Town.The elegant evening featured Boys Town alumnus Tony James, who now serves as a Family Teacher on our main campus and Cheryl Lambert, the esteemed board chair of our New York City chapter. Each spoke to their personal experience with Boys Town. While their level of involvement may be different, their stories equally reinforced why our mission to help children and heal families is so vital. All of us, from intern to administrator believe that every family — no matter how deep its troubles or cause of crisis — deserves an opportunity to be saved.Our Winter Cocktail Reception also featured a silent auction, the proceeds from which will help provide warm weather clothing and Christmas presents to our families this holiday season, and enable us to hold additional common sense parenting classes throughout the upcoming year.Most importantly, the event was our chance to thank our many donors for their 25 years of support and generosity. Their commitment to Boys Town helped us serve thousands of children and families in New York in 2015. We look forward to the next 365 days and the next 25 years.