Fall Fete: A Virtual Celebration of Our Everyday Heroes

A special evening with members of our Foundling Family as we pay tribute to our community of everyday heroes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00 – 8:00pm EST

The Foundling’s Annual Fall Fete Event was a celebration of Our Everyday Heroes.

For the first time in our 150 year history, our annual benefit event was virtual. This special event provided the opportunity to come together to recognize our neighbors – those who have been essential since our work began, and whose tireless dedication helped countless others weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes The Foundling’s staff, more than 1,000 of whom continued their work in the community despite the many challenges seen by our city, country, and world since early 2020.

The evening featured special guest speakers, inspirational stories from Foundling program participants, a musical performance by Haven Kids Rock, and a live and online auction.

Although our Foundling family cannot gather in person this year, we are grateful that our supporters and friends joined us – far and wide – to celebrate The Foundling’s work and our resilient community.

Event Program

View above, or download the .pdf here.

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The event was hosted by:

Cheryl Wills

Cheryl Wills, Author & Anchor, Spectrum News NY1

Cheryl Wills is an Emmy award-winning television host for Spectrum News New York 1 News, headquartered in New York City. Cheryl Wills has been with NY1 News since its launch in 1992 and is one of the station’s most recognizable journalists for breaking news and special coverage.

She is the acclaimed author of a series of books about her great-great-great grandfather Sandy Wills who was a Union Army soldier in President Lincoln’s Army during The Civil War. She is a graduate of the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.



For more information, email events@nyfoundling.org or call 212-206-4122.

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