North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center Celebrates 60 Years

On November 2, the Guidance Center hosted the 60th Anniversary Diamond & Dancing Gala at The Garden City Hotel.   Over 350 guests enjoyed a spectacular celebration that raised $445,000 for the organization.

This year’s honorees were Diane, Michael, Bradley and Matthew Gross, H.L. Gross & Bro. Jewelers and Jo-Ellen Hazan, Past President of the Guidance Center Board of Directors. The event co-chairs weree Rosemarie & Mitchell Klipper and Andrea & Michael Leeds

Guests were entertained by five community leaders and their professional dancing partners:

Cara Castronuova, Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Champion Boxer, Founder, “Knockout Obesity, Inc.” Charity;  Arnold Gumowitz, AAG Management Inc.;  Robin Magliato, Professional Dance Instructor;  Hon. Jack Martins, New York State Senate; and Stacey Scarpone, Women’s Fund of Long Island.

Len Berman, well-known sportscaster and author was the evening’s emcee and Christopher Robbins of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs served as the live auctioneer.

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center was founded in 1953.  Our mission is to restore and strengthen the emotional well-being of children and families.

The Guidance Center helps families to raise healthy children and work with kids (ages 0-24) who are troubled, in trouble, or causing trouble and parents who need help in these stressful times. Difficulties range from depression and anxiety, developmental delays and school failure, and substance abuse to family crises stemming from illness, death, trauma, and divorce.