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Jennifer Hoffer
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Glitterati Honor Diahann Caroll, Don Peebles at NYC Mission Society Gala

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 the city’s glitterati turned out in force the New York City Mission Society’s annual Champions for Children Gala, raising a half million dollars to help in-need youngsters and families in the city’s most underserved communities. The evening’s honoree was R. Donahue (Don) Peebles founder, chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation and who also serves on the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater New York. Read more…

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Gary LaermerGary Laermer
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Chief Development Officer

Gary is responsible for all philanthropic and charitable giving programs for the Y and was recently highlighted in Chronicle of Philanthropy, highlighting his work with donor stewardship and effective campaign management.
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