Fall Fete Square

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Metropolitan Club
1 E. 60th St.
New York, NY 10022

Watch the livestream here!

Please join us for a special night – featuring cocktails and a luxury auction – with members of our Foundling family as we celebrate our path forward.

View our digital invitation here.

Download our sponsorship deck to learn more and get involved!

Purchase tickets here.

Fall Fete Events


Fall Fete Fireside Chat: Bill Baccaglini and Melanie Hertzog in Conversation

In advance of our Fall Fete on October 5, we hosted a special Fireside Chat featuring current President and CEO, Bill Baccaglini, and Melanie Hartzog, his successor, in conversation.  This was an exclusive opportunity to meet our incoming leader, and learn about her background, experience, and vision for continuing The Foundling’s legacy of supporting children, adults, and families across our five service areas – particularly as our community continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the full video here.

Fall Fete Online Auction

Bid on exclusive items and extraordinary experiences, with all proceeds benefiting The Foundling! The auction is open to all, and bidding is open until Monday, October 18.

Click here to browse items and get started!

October 5: Fall Fete

This year’s Fall Fete recognizes the incredible grit and perseverance of the thousands of people served by The Foundling’s programs, with a particular spotlight on our programs supporting the mental health needs of the children, adults, and families we serve. 

The evening will be hosted by Pat Kiernan, Morning Anchor at Spectrum News NY1, and will feature a lively program featuring speakers and a live program auction.

Purchase tickets here.

Watch the livestream here.

To provide for the safety of all guests and to comply with current guidelines from New York City, all attendees are required to show proof of vaccination prior to the evening of Fall Fête. All staff members will be vaccinated and wear masks throughout the evening. We will be in touch with all guests prior to the event to collect any required information.

For more information, please contact Events@NYFoundling.org or 212-206-4122.

Event Sponsors


Legacy Sponsor

Frank Brunckhorst

Linda and Timothy O’Neill

Champion Sponsor

Jim Brune and Gregory Todd

James and Islonca Hasso / Voya Financial

Sarah Kim and Josh Sirefman

WIT Expert Witness Agency

JP Morgan

Kathleen Werner

Leadership Sponsor

Allen & Overy LLP

Anna DeLuca and Andrew Roffe

Susan Hrvatin and David Mullane

Jodie and Bob King

Nancy and Christopher King

Ilana and Gregory Mazlin

The Medical Link / Bryan Erdheim and Mickey Lyons

Steven Musumeci

Elizabeth and Daniel Oneglia

Ogletree, Deakins/ Stephen J. Macri

Dennis and Dorann Sheehan

Patricia Mulvaney and Donald Pignataro

Erik R. Beck

Advocate Sponsor

Catholic Charities

Eagle Rock Properties

Gavs Technologies

Marcia and Mickey Lyons

M.C. O’Brien Inc.

Robinson + Cole

Benefactor Sponsor

Efi Avigdor

Alan van Capelle

Anne and Brian Sullivan

City Winery

Davis Wright Tremain LLP

Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield

JoAnn and Bryan Erdheim

Freedom Mortgage

Majestic Foods, Inc.

Netsmart Technologies

NFP Corp DBA GCG Risk Mgmt.

The Difference Card

Frances Resheske

Rousson and W.R. Fenoglio Foundation

Signature Construction Group, Inc.

Angelique Sina

ToneyKorf Partners, LLC

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