Charles L. Brieant Community Center to Hold Annual Gala

The Charles L. Brieant Community Center (CBCC), named after U.S. Federal Court Judge and Ossining resident, will host its third annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. The gala will honor retiring New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer for her 28 years of service and benefit area youth by supporting the Brieant Center’s many after school programs. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni and Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia will be honorary co-chairs for the evening.

Founded in 2009, the Brieant Center grew out of Federal Court Judge Charles L. Brieant’s deep concern for youth and his uncompromising belief that learning and mentorship are the keys to unlocking the potential of every young person, no matter his or her background. Through partnerships with the greater Ossining Public Schools and Woodfield Cottage, the Center offers area young people free after school programs focused on leadership, nonviolent conflict resolution, homework assistance, nutrition, and arts, music and culture and intervenes to help youth in the Westchester County justice system steer a better course in their lives.

Investing in the Brieant Center represents a great investment in the youth of Westchester County. To date, Brieant Center programs have benefitted more than 300 young people and and some 85 volunteers have contributed their time and talents. The Brieant Center supports the Ossining Children’s Center, Open Door, the Ossining Food Pantry, the Westchester County ASPCA and other local and area nonprofits. All this is made possible from the generous contributions of community businesses and residents.

When: Thursday, October 25th at 6:3opm

Where: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY

Why:  Help support the youth of Westchester with opportunities for learning, growth and mentorship!

How: To purchase tickets, please go to their website or email [email protected]

Last year’s Leadership Program Food Drive Exceeded Goal by 41%!

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