Welcome to The Foundling’s Virtual Fall Fete!

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

Join us for a special evening with members of our Foundling Family as we honor our community of everyday heroes.

This special event will allow us to come together and 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.

Hosted by Emmy award-winning NY1 news anchor Cheryl Wills, the evening will feature special guest speakers, inspirational stories from Foundling program participants, a musical performance by Haven Kids Rock, and a live and online auction.

Learn more here

Fall Fete Mini Events

For the first time in our 150-year history, our annual event will  include a series of virtual events, celebrating Our Everyday Heroes.

Throughout the month of October, The Foundling hosted three virtual mini-events that provided insight into The Foundling’s work during the pandemic. These events have led up to our main celebration on October 27 which will allow us to come together and recognize our neighbors that have displayed dedication, courage, and commitment while helping others weather the storm of COVID-19.

If you missed any of our mini-events, please be sure to check out the links below. We hope you will consider joining us and member of our Foundling Family on October 27 as we honor our community of everyday heroes. While general admission is free for all events, 100% of donations will be used to support the people and programs at The Foundling.

Questions?  Please email us at events@nyfoundling.org or call 212-206-4122.

The Foundling’s Legacy of Adoption: Celebrating Heroes Then and Now

Join us on a journey into tales of heroic adoptions past and present.

Click here to watch and learn more 

Cooking Together with Chef Mark Bailey

Purchase ingredients and tune in to this family-friendly cookalong with celebrity chef Mark Bailey.

Click here to watch and learn more

Fireside Chat with Foundling CEO Bill Baccaglini

Join a virtual discussion with Foundling President and CEO Bill Baccaglini and other special guests, including ACS Commissioner David A. Hansell.

Watch and learn more

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our Fall Fete sponsors for making these events possible:

Hero Sponsors

In Honor of Sr. Carol Barnes, S.C.

Linda and Tim O’Neill

Champion Sponsors

Voya Logo

WIT Logo

James and Islonca Hasso

Sarah Kim and Josh Sirefman

Kathleen Werner

Amy and Kevin Fox

Leadership Sponsors

Medical Link Logo


Jodie and Bob King, Jr.

Christopher and Nancy King

David Mullane and Susan Hrvatin

Elizabeth and Daniel Oneglia

Nadia Owens

Dennis and Dorann Sheehan

Steven Musumeci

Robinson + Cole, LLP

Erik Beck

Signature Construction Group, Inc.

The Waldorf Family Foundation

Theresa A. and Stephen J. Macri

Advocate Sponsors

James B. Brune and Gregory Todd

Anne and Brian Sullivan

Sisters of Charity

Eagle Rock Properties

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Frances A. Resheske

Benefactor Sponsors

The Difference Card

NFP d.b.a. GCG Risk Management, Inc.

Thomas and Maura O’Neill

Lauren Nowierski-Stadnick and Michael Stadnick

Soloh Partners

Petro Home Services


Arik Hill and Shon Elias


French-American Aid for Children


Partner Sponsors

Nora and Madison Grose

Joseph P. Riccardo, Jr.

Angelique and Jeremy Sina

Freedom Mortgage Corporation

Thomas Drummy Jr.

Universal Temperature Controls , Ltd.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Diamond


Vincent J. DiCalogero, CPAs, LLC

Sanjeev and Karen Mehra

EMCOR Services New York/New Jersey

Alschuler Communications

Apple Bank

Richard & Mindy Fleder, ELMC Risk Solutions, LLC


Victoria Vance

Mrs. Mary and Mr. Michael Lavin

Jeannie Monte and James Hohl


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