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A Winter Soiree

More than 230 people attended Boys Town New York's annual Winter Soiree December 1, 2016 at the Manhattan penthouse of host, Joe Ricketts, at the Mandrian Oriental. More than $60,000 was raised to support the children and families served by Boys Town New York.

During the evening, two youth stood before the crowd and bravely shared their touching stories of what life was like before and after Boys Town came into their lives. Following their moving shares, two awards were presented during the evening to community members. Mike Campana was awarded the Boys Town New York 2016 Ambassador of the Year Award and Emem Offong was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year.

During his acceptance speech, Campana shared, "What brought me to Boys Town in the first place and continues to keep me engaged is the measureable positive impact our organization has on the lives of children and families both in our immediate area and across the nation." He also added, "Evident by our sold out Winter Soiree, you can really feel momentum starting to build around Boys Town New York, which I am excited to carry into our centennial year."

Emem expressed the reason for her volunteerism, "I like being involved in an organization committed to teaching and showing kids how to make better decisions. An organization that encourages and reminds kids that despite their current circumstances, they can still go on to achieve their dreams using the tools they've learned at Boys Town."

We hope you'll be able to join us for another wonderful event next year as Boys Town celebrates its 100th anniversary. ​​