BY: Betina Crione Guest Writer for World Liberty TV
Tamsen Fadal, Eleven-Time Emmy Award-Winning PIX 11 News Anchor,
Gisselle Acevedo, the new President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced today the host and honorees for the 12th Annual Moving Families Forward gala to take place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 22nd in New York City. The event benefits the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
The 2018 honorees will be:Cynthia McFadden, Senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News, will be honored with the Ackerman Family Advocate Award.
Lois Braverman, President Emeritus of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, will be honored with the Ackerman Innovative Leadership Award. Arnold Syrop, Principal and creative director of Arnold Syrop Architects, will be honored with the Ackerman Distinguished Service Award.
Tamsen Fadal, eleven-time Emmy award-winning Journalist & PIX 11 News Anchor, will return to host the evening.
“I support the Ackerman Institute for the Family because Ackerman therapists know that when one member of the family is in distress, all members of the family suffer,” says Tamsen Fadal. “Ackerman believes that family members who truly feel understood by each other develop a kind of resilience that allows them to cope effectively with the complexities of this turbulent world.”
“We are thrilled that Tamsen Fadal is returning to host the Moving Families Forward Gala,” says Gisselle Acevedo, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family. “By generously giving of her time and talent to help lead our event to success speaks volumes about her commitment to family mental health. I am grateful to Tamsen for lending her support and celebrity in this way for the fifth consecutive year.”
“This year, Ackerman Institute for the Family honors three amazing leaders who have significantly helped families and the challenges which families often face,” says Gisselle Acevedo. “Cynthia McFadden’s work as one of the world’s most respected journalists has shined a media light on a national scale covering key issues including mental health issues affecting families.
As the President and CEO of Ackerman for over twelve years, Lois Braverman has provided tireless dedication, leadership and inspiration to this organization. Arnold Syrop is one of America’s most respected architects and remains one of Ackerman’s most dedicated members of the board of directors.”
2018 Moving Families Forward Gala Co-Chairs are Leslie Roberts and Deborah Werner; Honorary Co-Chairs are Martha Fling and Alice K. Netter; Gala Planning Committee is Vicky Kahn, Gisella Lemos, Jeanette Monninger, Emilie Dubois Poteat, and Nicole Poteat.
About Ackerman Institute for the Family: Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.