CIDNY’s 2024 Annual Mental Health Fundraiser!

In red cursive, You're Invited! In purple font, Join us for CIDNY’s Annual Mental Health Fundraiser on Monday, May 20, 2024 to support greater accessibility throughout New York City!
In a purple box, Since 1978, the Center for Independence of Disabled, New York has worked to ensure full integration, independence, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers with disabilities, by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural, and civic life of the community. In another purple box, People with disabilities experience significant challenges trying to navigate an able-bodied society. CIDNY focuses on seven areas of advocacy: physical health, mental health, housing, education, employment, voting, and transportation. I’m reaching out today to invite you to our annual fundraiser to help us advance our mission, and because we have a great opportunity for you to join us.
Program and Speakers. Stay tuned for more information about performers and special guests. Key Note Speaker is Jumaane D. Williams. Pictured is a photo of Jumaane who is a black man against a white background wearing a checkered black suit and a red tie smiling. His biography says Jumaane D. Williams is the Public Advocate of the City of New York. Previously, he served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District from 2010-2019. Public Advocate Williams is a first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage. He graduated from the public school system, overcoming the difficulties of Tourette's and ADHD to earn a Master's Degree from Brooklyn College. He began his career as a community organizer at the Greater Flatbush Beacon School and later served as the Executive Director of NYS Tenants & Neighbors. There, he fought for truly affordable, income-targeted housing across New York City and State.
performances Marina Jansen is a multihyphenate Latiné and autistic performing artist who recently made their Broadway debut in “How to Dance in Ohio”. Originally from Maryland, Marina is a lifelong lover of the arts and is currently studying Music Theatre at Elon University. Hunter Hollingsworth recently made his Broadway debut in the new musical How to Dance in Ohio as a swing. An actor, singer, and performer from Mount Vernon, NY, Hollingsworth’s recent work includes Off-Broadway productions and gigs across Manhattan, including making the finale of Amateur Night at the Apollo. Ayanna Nicole Thomas made her Broadway debut as a principal swing in the new Broadway production “HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO”! Along with performing in musical theater productions, Ayanna, currently plays in local NYC venues entertaining her audiences with her love of jazz standards.
About The Venue: Perelman Performing Arts Center with a photo of the arts center to the right which is a silver glass molding building with bright lights on the bottom of the building. The address is 251 Fulton Street New York, New York 10007. The Perelman Performing Arts Center is a new innovative theatre space crafted by a world-class team of award-winning architects and designers.
Sponsorship Opportunities in purple font. In a purple box with white letters, Changemaker $100,000 Investment 25 tickets to Annual Fundraiser (priced at $275 a ticket) Consultation with Dr. Sharon McLennon Wier ($10,000-$50,000 value) Promotional logos on all CIDNY items and website Acknowledgement in our Annual Report and Program In a red box with white letters to the right of the first box Benefactor $50,000 Investment 15 tickets to Annual Fundraiser (priced at $275 a ticket) Disability Literacy Training for Employees Promotional logos on our CIDNY items and website Acknowledgement in our Annual Report and Program In a red box with white letters under the first box, Patron $25,000 Investment 10 tickets to Annual Fundraiser (priced at $275 a ticket) Promotional logos on all CIDNY items and website Acknowledgment in our Annual Report and Program 100 additional entries into our raffle In a purple box with white letters to the bottom left of the screen, Friend $10,000 Investment 5 tickets to Annual Fundraiser (priced at $275 a ticket) Acknowledgement in our Annual Report 50 additional entries into our raffle
Our Event Sponsors: Logo of NY Giants, Blink Fitness, Shake Shack, and Hudson Valley Renegades, and the broadway production of the notebook, city winery, microsoft, sass class, and sugar hill creamery, ny jets, o neil foundation