JASA Holds Most successful fundraiser

| 17 May 2016 | 12:23

JASA, a not-for-profit agency serving the city’s senior population, hosted its annual cocktail reception fundraiser Celebrating Seniors at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan. The event was the agency’s most successful fundraiser ever, raising more than $436,000 and counting, which will help support JASA’s many programs that service more than 43,000 older adults in the New York area.

JASA’s primary fundraising event of the year was attended by over 200 celebrities, activists, philanthropists, government leaders, nonprofit officials, JASA Trustees, and others. Jane Marsh, the internationally acclaimed soprano and Artistic Advisor of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, was the emcee for the program, and the special guest speaker was Philip Marshall, a recognized advocate of elder justice and the grandson of late philanthropist Brooke Astor. A special auction was led by Christie’s own Toby Usnik. The honoree for the evening was Richard Cuccia, the chief executive officer of National Maintenance Supplies, Inc., which was the presenting sponsor for the event.