TFC Turns 20!

On Thursday, October 16th, The Family Center celebrated our 20th Anniversary at TFC Turns 20! at City Winery.  The night featured a delicious three-course dinner, four honoree presentations, a luxury silent auction, an after-party filled with dancing -and most importantly, tons of celebrating The Family Center’s two-decades of success strengthening vulnerable families. All four founding women -in order of their appearance in the then-and-now photos below: current Deputy Executive Director Jan Hudis, founding Executive Director Dr. Barbara Draimin, Amy Shire and current Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb- were in attendance and even played an ode to the old days of TFC.


Four Founders Now

Back then

Four Founders Back Then








TFC Turns 20! was a perfect occasion to honor four special supporters of The Family Center: current Board Chair Amy Yates Capone, founding Executive Director Dr. Barbara Draimin, TFC’s former Managing Director at Robin Hood Carolyn Nash and former Board Chair Joe Tringali. The evening was sponsored by Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, Highbridge Capital Management, Duane Reade, BTQ, MBL Benefits Consulting, and Apex Clearing.

You can still donate in honor of our 20th Anniversary keeping families stronger, longer.  Click here now.

The following pictures were taken by photographer, Hanan Ohayon:

Angelo of Royal Jets and Antonio

Angelo Senat of TFC Turns 20! Auction Sponsor Royal Jets and Antonio Gonzalez, Gala Co-Chair

Barbara and Jeff

Founding Executive Director Dr. Barbara Draimin and long-time TFC supporter Jeff Richardson, who came all the way from Washington, DC!

Board Members, Barbara and Alantheia

Board members, Barbara and Alantheia Pena

Board members, Barbara and Amy Yate Capone

Board member Barbara Blakney and Board Chair Amy Yates Capone

Barbara and Kimberly at auction

Barbara and her daughter Kimberly at the auction

Bianca and Christina Yun

Bianca Alexis of Royal Jets and Christina Yun of TFC’s Leadership Council

Ivy Gamble Cobb fkicking off the after party on the stage

Ivy Gamble Cobb kicking off the after party

Drew White and brother

Board member Drew White and his brother Rashad White, who secured a Ticketmaster Auction Sponsorship

Four founders on stage

Four founders on stage

Highbridge attendees

Board Chair Amy with Highbridge Capital Management attendees

Macy's Volunteers

Macy’s Volunteers

Macy's Volunteers

Macy’s Volunteers

Mark and Ivy dance

Mark and Ivy dancing

Gala Co-Chairs, Mark and Antonio

Gala Chairs, Mark Boyer and Antonio Gonzalez

Nancy and Luna

TFC client families joined in the fun: grandmother Nancy and granddaughter Luna

Patricia Morrissey and Chris Berg

Patricia Morrissey and Chris Berg of Highbridge

Board member, Shamoun, with friends

Board Secretary Shamoun Afram with friends

Leadership Council members, Simon and Megan

Leadership Council members Simon Shewmaker and Megan Solko

Suzanna and Gavin

Long-time TFC supporters, Suzanna Niles and Gavin Scotti

TFC Staff volunteers

TFC Staff volunteers

TFC staff volunteers

TFC Staff volunteers

TFC Staff and Antonio

TFC Development & Communications Associate Tonya Collins and Antonio Gonzalez

Amy and Jan

Amy Shire and Jan Hudis

Adrienne Ivy and Lauren

Adrienne Rodriguez and Ivy with TFC Turns 20! MC Lauren Glassberg

Aliya LeeKong, Allison and Aaron Lear

Aliya LeeKong and Allison and Aaron Lear



The following pictures were taken by photographer, Susan Rosenberg Jones:

Dr. Draimin and Friends

Dr. Draimin and friends

Cute Couple

TFC after-party goers

Barbara and Alantheia celebrate family

Barbara and Alantheia celebrate with their families

Auction item bidding

Auction item bidding

Dae and Larry with guests

Buddy Larry Peck with wife Dae and guests

Pretty people by the bar

TFC supporters

Board member Shamoun and friends

Gala attendees

Board member Matthew and partner

Board member Matthew Perchonock and his wife

Supporters Pat and Roy

Supporters Patricia Hynes and Roy Reardon of Simpson Thacher

The after party begins

The after party begins

Naima and Jan

Naima Chisolm of BTQ and Jan Hudis

Director of Social Services, Marya and partner

TFC Director of Social Services, Marya & her husband, Nick

Mark and Amy Yates Capone

Mark Boyer and Amy Yates Capone

Master of Ceremony, Lauren

Master of Ceremony, Lauren

Ivy and surprise guest, daughter Kiara

Ivy and surprise guest, daughter Kiara

Jan, Barbara and Dr. Goodman

Jan, Barbara and Linda Coon

The Gamble sisters

The Gamble sisters

Howard of sponosor, MBL

Howard Metzger and Marc Levy of MBL Benefits Consulting

Gamble family supporters

Long-time supporters Michelle Watson & Yvette Walker

Supporters, Dr. Joe and Jeff

Supporters, Dr. Joe Ruggiero and Jeff Richardson

Barbara dancing the night away

Barbara dancing the night away

Checking out the auction

Checking out the auction

Board member, Shamoun and friends

TFC Turns 20! guests

Kevin and Naima of BTQ

Kevin Quist and Naima Chisolm of BTQ

Nancy Yates and partner

Amy’s mom, Nancy Yates and guest

One of the four founders, Amy

One of the four founders, Amy Shire

Alantheia, Kim, Ivy and Barbara

Alantheia, Kim, Ivy and Barbara

Leadership Council members Abby, Meghan and Simon, with friends

Leadership Council’s Abby Fashouer with Megan, Simon, and friends

Board member Kirsten

Board member Kirsten Nielsen

Board member, Cory and wife

Board Treasurer Cory DeForrest and his wife, Chrissy