Please join us for our Fall Gala, “The Edge & Beyond! Celebrating The Edge, Imagining the Future,” Saturday, November 2, 7-10 pm, at the Library
With The Edge, our new teen space, now under construction and scheduled for opening later this fall, the Foundation is thrilled to offer Gala attendees a sneak peek at The Edge before it opens to the public.
At the Gala, the Foundation will honor Shinnyo-en Foundation, Frank Williams, Jr., and Yuki Itoh Haynes, for their outstanding work to inspire young people to develop to their fullest potential.
The Gala will include a wine & cheese reception, buffet supper, dessert and coffee, a silent auction, and an awards program. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships and “virtual journal” ads are available. To RSVP online, click here, or contact Libby Hollahan at 914-422-1495 for more information.
About the honorees:
Shinnyo-en Foundation (SEF) will be presented with the Teen Spirit Award for its work to build a more harmonious and peaceful world by supporting educational programs that engage and inspire young people in meaningful acts of service. As a long-time supporter of the Library Foundation, SEF has recently provided a generous grant to help furnish and equip the Media Lab, one of the rooms within The Edge.
Frank Williams, Jr., will receive the Youth Champion Award for his work to ensure that young people develop to their full potential and have caring adults to serve as role models. As Executive Director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, serving more than 2,000 youth each day and more than 7,000 kids each year, Mr. Williams has developed a wide range of innovative programs to benefit youth. Through his leadership, the Youth Bureau has become a premiere youth service agency nationally recognized for providing pathways and options for youth.
Receiving the Service Leadership Award, Yuki Itoh Haynes is a passionate volunteer for the Library whose work to expand Library resources for children and teens has benefited the entire White Plains community. She serves on both the White Plains Library Foundation Board of Directors and the White Plains Public Library Board of Trustees. She has also chaired a number of Foundation special event committees, which have raised significant funds for The Edge and many library resources for children and teens.
We are proud to announce that Corx Wine & Liquors, 1205 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, is the official Gala wine sponsor.