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Tuesday's Children Fall Benefit

Larry Levy; Jonathan S. Barnett,  Patrick Ryan
Honoree Larry Levy; Jonathan S. Barnett, Tuesday's Children Board chairman; and honoree Patrick Ryan.

More than 350 members of New York's philanthropic, business, government and civic communities gathered on September 26 at the fifth annual Tuesday's ChildrenA Toast to New York” benefit to honor Katie Couric - anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric; Larry Levy - founder and chairman of the America's Camp Foundation; and Patrick Ryan - founder and executive chairman of AON Corporation for their unwavering support of 9/11 families. The event, held at the New York Marriot Marquis Hotel, was emceed by WFAN radio personality Mike Francesa.

Tuesday's Children Board chairman Jonathan S. Barnett and organization president Carmine Calzonetti presented the 2007 Leadership Awards to Messrs. Levy and Ryan.  Ms. Couric was unable to attend due to work obligations, but graciously accepted her Leadership Award via videoconference.  She congratulated Tuesday's Children for all it has done to assist 9/11 families.

The event raised funds to benefit Tuesday's Children's wide range of services and programs for 9/11 family members and rescue and recovery workers.  Programs include including Next Steps, Career Paths, Mentoring, First Steps in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston and Washington, D.C., Tuesday's Champions and Project Common Bond.

Katie Couric
Honoree Katie Couric.

Mike Francesa
Emcee Mike Francesa.

Carmine Calzonetti,   Charlie Vitchers
Carmine Calzonetti, president of Tuesday's Children and Charlie Vitchers, Tuesday's Children Board member.

Larry Levy, Terry Sears
Larry Levy, Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday's Children.

Kathy Fox Gable and Kathy Murphy
Kathy Fox Gable and Kathy Murphy.

Nathan Troutman
Nathan Troutman.

George Salter, Father Kevin Smith, and George Malhame
George Salter, Father Kevin Smith, and George Malhame.

Photos: Karen Furth
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