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2019 Gala


2019 Awardees:

Dr. Michael Brown

Andy Lee, Chief Mindfulness Officer, and Cheryl Jones, Director of Mindfulness

Aetna, a CVS Health Company

For integrating mindfulness into corporate culture

Aiyoung Choi

Keyon Dooling

Former 12-Year NBA Player and Current Wellness Counselor for the NBPA

For championing the importance of mental and spiritual wellbeing

Ron Powers

Dr. Andrew S. Kim, President

Asian New Life Foundation

For helping immigrant patients navigate our complex healthcare system  


Supporters of the 2019 Gala
As of May 2019

Thank you to each of you for your gifts to the gala (listed here) and throughout the year! Because of you, we are able to support thousands of New Yorkers as they seek “Mental and Spiritual health: A Brighter Future.”

Carret Asset Management, LLC
Earth Therapeutics,
The Kang Family
Marble Collegiate Church/
Robert & Susan Wei
National Basketball Players Association Foundation
The Peale Foundation
David P. Pearson
Eleanor and John Rorer

Scholar Level
Aetna, a CVS Health business
Asian New Life Foundation,
Dr. Andrew Kim, President
Richard Behn
Valerie & Dick Doll
Guideposts, John F. Temple, President & CEO
David and Betty Harris
Jerome Link
Marble Collegiate Church,
Dr. Michael Bos, Senior Minister
Lauren McGill

American Bible Society,
Dr. Roy Peterson, President
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP,
Macculloch Irving, Partner
Drucker Associates,
Harvey Drucker, Partner
Intersections International,
Rev. Julie Johnson Staples,
Executive Director
Alice B. Owens
Jim and Natalie Venetos

Aetna Better Health of New York,
Kevin Nelson, CEO
Carol Anderson
Meg Armstrong and Greg Lozier
Auburn Theological Seminary,
Dr. Katharine Henderson, President
Dr. Lawrence & Stephanie Bailey
Dr. Shari K. Brink
Collegiate Church Corporation,
Daniel Lehman, CEO
Kenneth Dake
Granite Telecommunications
Ted Gregory
Sean Harvey
Don and Sandy Ingrassano
Dr. Dale Irvin, President,
New York Theological Seminary
Anthony Johnson Architect,
Anthony Johnson, Principal
Mary and Casey Kemper
Jean and William Kinn
Dr. Judith A. Kramer, Ph.D.
Dr. Judith Krusell, Ph.D. &
Dr. David Landy, Ph.D.
Kenneth Marston
Linda and Ken Mortenson
Middle Collegiate Church,
Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister
Mizzou Alumni Association
National Basketball Association, Annie Horn, Social Responsibility Manager
Nicholas Martini Foundation,
William Martini
Dr. Beverly Pazur
Julia Ritchie and Michael Hoff
Rich and Bander LLP,
Peter Bander, Partner
Schall & Russo Planning Works, LLC, Steven Schall, Partner
TD Bank, Craig Ratigan, Vice President
Henry Vander Plaat
Theodore Platz
Robert and Susan Wei
Anna Yusim

Susie Allen
Dr. Christine Benner
Rev. Elise Brown, Ph.D.
John Catlett
Aiyoung Choi
Valery Craane
Rev. William Critzman,
Senior Minister,
West End Collegiate Church
Jennifer Doyle Lennox
Rev. Laurie Ferguson, Ph.D.
Flushing Bank, Michael Lembo, Vice President
Robert W. Gunn, Ph.D.
John Griem
TSM Security Corporation,
Mohammad Hack, Director
Dr. John Hagedorn
Melanie Harris
James M. Holmes
Janet Hunt
Rev. Erik Kolbell, LCSW
Kent McKamy
Dr. William R. Nye, Ph.D.
James Richards
Randall Richards
Gayle Robinson
Deanna Rockefeller
Miriam Senft
Michael A. Smart
Sulmonetti Zinn Family Trust,
in Honor of Judge Sulmonetti
Rev. Adriene Thorne
Gregory Walker
Rev. Dr. James Wisecup
Gina Wynn


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center’s
2019 Gala featuring the Norman Vincent Peale
Awards for Positive Thinking

at: The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Mental and Spiritual Health:

6pm | Sparkling Arrivals
7pm | Dinner

For more information please contact Alex:
212-725-7850 Ext. 108 |

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