The New York City Mission Society is celebrating a momentous milestone in the philanthropic history of New York: 200 years of serving NYC children, youth and families. Mission: Celebrate 200 Years, The New York City Mission Society Bicentennial Gala at The Pierre on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 will be a dazzling evening in commemoration of the NYCMS’s two centuries of providing essential services to those in NYC’s poorest neighborhoods. Join in the celebration with Honorees Kathryn C. Chenault, Esq and Cicely Tyson, Co-Bicentennial Honorees Citibank, N.A. and City Hall, Master of Ceremonies, WABC-TV Evening Anchor and 20/20 Correspondent Bill Ritter, Honorary Chairs Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and Dina Merrill Hartley, Chairs Lloyd W. Brown, II, Alicia Bythewood, Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean Shafiroff, and Vice Chairs The Honorable David N. Dinkins and Alexis E. Thomas. All will end the night with merriment and dancing with Ray Chew Entertainment. To purchase tickets, go to NYCMissionSociety.org, and more information, please contact Biddle & Bellidora Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.507.9303.
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The New York City Mission Society, founded in 1812, is one of the oldest social service agencies in the city. The proceeds from the Bicentennial Gala will help to fund a $20 million capital campaign, a significant portion of which will go towards the renovation of Minisink Townhouse, New York City Mission Society’s flagship community center in Central Harlem. These funds will also enable New York City Mission Society to provide essential services to children, youth and families in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods, helping them to transcend the ills of poverty and to create a cycle of success for generations to come.