On Thursday, Nov 7th, BRC held its annual Champions Benefit, hosted by BRC’s Leadership Council at LAVO NY in midtown Manhattan.
The 2019 Champions Benefit raised over $125,000, breaking last year’s record of $77,000 as well as breaking records for attendance at over 250 registered attendees.
The event had a tropical, “party for a purpose” theme, including open bar, live salsa dance performances, raffles, a photo booth and cigar rolling station, and premier auction items.
The annual Champions Benefit raises funds for BRC’s 29 life-saving programs throughout New York City, helping individuals reclaim their lives from homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. BRC serves close to 9,000 individuals a year by its programs, which include homeless outreach, stabilization programs, addiction intervention programs, workforce development, and supportive temporary and permanent housing for individuals and families coming out of shelters. BRC’s mission is Helping people reclaim lives lost: We restore hope and dignity by offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency.
The event was hosted by the Champions Leadership Council, BRC’s young professional network (formerly known as the Jr. Board), with a membership of over 35 individuals from all across the city, representing a diverse array of industries, professions, and identities. The Leadership Council assists, supports, and enhances public awareness of BRC’s work.
Supporting BRC and making the Champion’s Benefit possible were sponsors including HBO, The Boger Family Foundation, and Centerview Partners. See below for a list of sponsors.
BRC would like to thank all those who supported the event, by sponsoring, donating auction and raffle items, volunteering their time, and to everyone who attended and participated. The impact of the evening will truly make a difference in the lives of those in need.