Spirit of Helen Keller Gala

Three hundred people attended the 2010 gala, which raised over $760,000 for HKI’s critical sight and life-saving programs around the world.

2010 Honorees:

 The Helen Keller Visionary Award
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director, accepted on its behalf

The Spirit of Helen Keller Award
Perkins School for the Blind

Steven Rothstein, President of Perkins School, accepted on its behalf

  • Honorees, Kathy, AnnHonoree Steven Rothstein of the Perkins School for the Blind, HKI President & CEO Kathy Spahn, Honoree Marc Van Ameringen of GAIN, and NBC News' Ann Curry
  • Perkins, Spahn, AdolphHKI Board Chairman Brad Perkins with Kathy Spahn and trustee Gerald Adolph
  • Ballroom at 583 Park AvenueThe ballroom at 583 Park Avenue
  • Ann CurryAnn Curry addressing the attendees
  • Rothstein and LinSteven Rothstein with the Spirit of Helen Keller Award, presented by William Lin of Johnson & Johnson
  • Van Ameringen and LinMarc Van Ameringen with the Helen Keller Visionary Award presented by William Lin of Johnson & Johnson
  • Piers DaviesPiers Davies from Christie’s Auction House conducting the live auction
  • Buda, Glassman, CrawfordGala Co-Chair and HKI Trustee Jennifer Buda, with fellow trustees David Glassman and Mary Crawford
  • Burton TableGala Co-Chair and HKI Trustee Mary Burton and her table of guests
  • Gray, Fries, Parron, Hale, Siff(L to R) Doc Gray, Ann Fries, Jose Parron, Lynne Hale, Brigette Siff-Holmes
  • Greenbaum & Guido(L to R) Elizabeth Martin Greenbaum and Jeanine Guido
  • JuniorsJunior Committee members and guests (L to R) Seraphin Reycraft, Joanna Merrill, Liz Braemer, Miranda Hora, and Sara Mason
  • Bopp, Doty, Guest(L to R) Peter Bopp, Leslie Dukker Doty and Walter Bopp
  • Waltons & kathyJennifer and Anthony Walton with Kathy Spahn
  • Ganz, BelinHKI Trustee Kate Ganz and Dan Belin
  • Hale, Buda, Curry(L to R) Lynne Hale, Jennifer Buda, Ann Curry, and Amanda Marshall
  • AbdoulayeWest African musician Abdoulaye Alhassane