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6 Individuals To Be Honored At Dobbs Ferry's St. Christopher's Gala

Michael Aisner of the Torch Foundation will receive the Philanthropist Award for his continued support for St. Christopher’s.
Michael Aisner of the Torch Foundation will receive the Philanthropist Award for his continued support for St. Christopher’s. Photo Credit: Contributed
Christine Wexler of Mind Ur Body & Soul will receive the Volunteer Award.
Christine Wexler of Mind Ur Body & Soul will receive the Volunteer Award. Photo Credit: Contributed
Jessica Manfro of Mind Ur Body & Soul will receive the Volunteer Award.
Jessica Manfro of Mind Ur Body & Soul will receive the Volunteer Award. Photo Credit: Contributed
John and Diane Durante of Durante Rentals will be honored with the Corporate Citizen Award for their efforts to further the mission of St. Christopher’s.
John and Diane Durante of Durante Rentals will be honored with the Corporate Citizen Award for their efforts to further the mission of St. Christopher’s. Photo Credit: Contributed
John Dimling will receive the Humanitarian Award.
John Dimling will receive the Humanitarian Award. Photo Credit: Contributed

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Six members of the community will be honored at the annual Superhero Gala hosted by St. Christopher’s Inc. on Thursday, April 30 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown.

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s honorees are Michael Aisner of the Torch Foundation; Jessica Manfro and Christine Wexler of Mind Ur Body & Soul; John Dimling, St. Christopher’s board member and former Chairman and CEO of Nielsen Media Research; and John and Diane Durante of Durante Rentals.

Dimling will receive the Humanitarian Award. Aisner will receive the Philanthropist Award for his continued support for St. Christopher’s. The Durantes will be honored with the Corporate Citizen Award for their efforts to further the mission of St. Christopher's. Wexler and Manfro will receive the Volunteer Award. The Staff Appreciation Award will be presented to Thompson, a St. Christopher’s alumni and current youth care worker.

“We are ecstatic to recognize and honor these caring individuals and organizations for their contributions to St. Christopher’s. Each, in their own right and special way, has developed long lasting relationships with our students and staff and we are indebted to them for their continued and critically important support in helping us shape the lives of our students,” said Robert Maher, St. Christopher’s CEO. “The 2015 gala will also give us the opportunity to celebrate the more than 300 people who serve more than 170 resident youths on three campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Valhalla and New Windsor.”

The co-chairs of the Annual Superhero Gala will be Geoff Thompson and Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, Partners, Thompson & Bender; Eunice and Horace Turnball of St. Christopher’s and Linda and Larry Weiss of Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office.

The ticket cost is $250 per person and sponsorship packages are available. For ticket or sponsorship information, call (914) 693-3030 ext. 2313 or email kjohnson@sc1881.org.

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