WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Family Services of Westchester (FSW) will host its annual Star Gala on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, NY. The Star Gala is both FSW’s premier annual fundraising event as well as an opportunity to salute an "All Star" team of local philanthropists and iconic sports heroes.
This year, FSW will honorWestchester philanthropistsJody E. Rollins and Markham Rollins III, who have gone above and beyond the call to provide support to the residents of Westchester County.Mr. Rollins, EVP of Brown and Brown of NY, Inc. and President of the Westchester Office, also serves on the executive committee of the Westchester County Association. Mrs. Rollins is theSenior Vice President of CHUBB and the Branch Manager for the White Plains and Albany offices. She is known for her passion and commitment to the advancement of women and mentorship.
“We are thrilled to have individuals like Jody and Markham Rollins in our community. Their commitment and passion to the work of FSW is unparalleled,” said Susan Wayne, FSW’s CEO and President. “We will also be honoring some of sports’ legendary figures who have gone beyond their game, to support our mission.
The coveted Lifetime AchievementAward will be presented to basketball legend Coach Bob Knight and Yankee great Andy Pettitte.The evening’s keynote speaker is Notre Dame's Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who will share his inspirational story as featured in the motion picture classic,Rudy. A star-studded lineup of sports icons will also be in attendance and featured at an exclusive VIP reception, including former NY Giant and Super Bowl XXV MVP Ottis Anderson, Yankee great Bernie Williams, and baseball legends Bill Buckner and MookieWilson.
Steiner Sports, founded by FSW board memberBrandon Steiner, is the evening’s headlining sponsor. "The funds raised at the Star Gala are vital to ensuring all local individuals and families have opportunities to thrive,” stated Mr. Steiner, Honorary Gala Chair. “Westchester is a stronger community because of FSW's efforts and I hope the community joins this group of All-Stars to support a stellar organization.”
For more information about the gala, including purchasing tickets, sponsorships or placing journal ads, please visit www.fsw.org/star_gala_2016 or contact Caitlin Halle at 914-305-6876 or [email protected].