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PARTNERS IN PREVENTION
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Thursday November 14, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, close to 300 supporters gathered for Partners in Prevention, an evening to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP). Joined by friends including actor Steve Schirripa and local NBC New York news personality Gus Rosendale, CAPP raised more than $325,000 to help keep NYC kids safe from abuse. CAPP honored two true Partners in Prevention— Art Moossmann of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty with the 2013 Founders Award and Vincent A. Rohan with the the John A. Reisenbach Community Hero Award.




CAPP SAFE KIDS 5K
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Saturday April 27, 2013

On Saturday, April 27th, hundreds of runners, walkers and supporters gathered in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to help CAPP prevent child abuse. The 4th Annual Safe Kids 5k, presented by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty was kicked off by our generous host from Telemundo, Liz Gonzalez and Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz along with Annika Schuenemann, representing our Presenting Sponsor, Allianz Global Corporate.

Thank you to all who supported this fun and successful event! Because of your contributions, over $42,000 has been raised to help CAPP continue to educate New York City's children on how to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse. The race page will be open for donations through May 15, so if you have friends or family who may not have been able to contribute yet, there is still time to help CAPP reach their $50,000 goal.

Again this year, we are blessed that our friend, Craig O'Brien, donated his valuable time and talent to provide beautiful photographs of the day's festivities. the pictures; we've posted some of them to our Facebook page, so be sure to take a look! Feel free to tag yourself in the photos and share with friends!

Special thanks to our friends at Allianz and HBO. Allianz recommitted as our Presenting Sponsorship for the 3rd year in a row and HBO, a long time supporter, extended their commitment this year as the Official Finish Line Sponsor.

We are very grateful to our Race Co-Chairs Laura Schirripa, Audrey Harnik and Maria Concha and our raffle and event sponsors: Harry's Italian, PM Pediatrics, popchips, Purbird, SoulCycle, Trader Joe's, Utz, Woodland, Body Unique, Heisman Trophy Trustees, Prevent Child Abuse New York and the John A. Reisenbach Foundation. 

Thanks too to Body Unique for offering a pre-race stretch for our participants and to the schools that participated this year and raised funds for CAPP, including: Poly Prep Country Day School, Xavier High School and PS 199 Queens! All the schools did a great job; congratulations to Poly Prep and Eddie Spinelli our top fundraisers overall and winner of our free pizza party contest!

We are thankful to all of our amazing volunteers, including Team Too Inspired to be Tired, Barbara Kelly, Bobby Benya, Jennifer Yan, Anita Yan and Sam Kahler and the crew from AFS-USA Intercultural Programs.





April's National Child Abuse Prevention Month - "One Simple Step Can Change a Child's Life"

Senator Adams

N.Y. State Senator Eric Adams and the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) teamed up during April 2013 National Child Abuse Prevention Month to remind New Yorkers to take action when it comes to child abuse and neglect. Through this partnership, they created a campaign entitled "One Simple Step Can Change a Child's Life," which urges anyone who suspects or learns of child abuse to call the N.Y.S. Child Abuse Hotline at 1 (800) 342-3720. Reporting abuse is a simple yet vital first step in getting a child help and keeping them safe."

This informative campaign was introduced and promoted through various outlets including Senator Adams' and CAPP's websites, as well as CAPP's social media channels. Each day, this initiative spotlighted important resources and educational information via short video segments, statistics and facts researched and compiled by CAPP. Along with Senator Adams and Ms. White, video segments featured child abuse experts, the CAPP puppets, and CAPP Founders' Award recipients, supporters, board members and school partners.

Education is key to this two-part campaign. First, CAPP is committed to continuing its mission to provide abuse prevention education to New York City school children and to urge parents to continue talking to children about personal safety. But the education goes beyond children. The second goal is to educate adults on how to take action if abuse information is revealed to them or if they suspect it.




Prevention for the Next Generation
The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP), New York City's only program that uses life-size puppets to teach school children how to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse, raised over $400,000 at their annual benefit in New York on January 24, 2013. Supporters including actors Dominic Chianese and Steve Schirripa, local NBC New York news personality Tom Llamas and the newly crowned Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan joined more than 300 concerned New Yorkers as CAPP honored Michael Randazzo with the 2013 Founders Award. The Heisman Trophy Trustees received the John A. Reisenbach Community Hero Award that recognizes members of our community who go above and beyond for children to help create "a better and safer New York."






3rd Annual Safe Kids 5k
On Saturday, April 28th hundreds of runners and walkers put their best foot forward in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to help prevent child abuse. The 3rd Annual CAPP Safe Kids 5k was presented by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and was kicked off by Brooklyn's own Borough President, Marty Markowitz. Silke Abrams represented our Presenting Sponsor, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, and CAPP's Board Chair, Rebekah Calabrese.

Thank you to all who supported this fun event. Because of your contributions nearly $38,000 has been raised so far to help CAPP continue to educate New York City's children on how to recognize, resist, and report physical and sexual abuse.

Special thanks to our friends and supporters at Allianz, our Race Co-Chairs Laura Schirripa and Audrey Harnik, our 5k Committee, and our raffle and event sponsors: The Brooklyn Cyclones, Harry's Italian, HBO, popchips, Purbird, SoulCycle, Trader Joe's, Utz, Prevent Child Abuse New York and the John A. Reisenbach Foundation.  Thanks too to all the schools that participated this year and raised funds for CAPP, including: Poly Prep Country Day School, Little Red School House, Xavier High School, Brooklyn Dreams Charter School and NYU's Silver School of Social Work! All the schools did a great job; congratulations to Poly Prep and Eddie Spinelli our top fundraisers overall and winner of our free pizza party contest!

Again this year we are very grateful to our friend, Craig O'Brien, for donating his time and sizable talent to provide beautiful photographs of the day's festivities; we've posted some of them to our Facebook page. Be sure to take a look! Feel free to tag yourself in the photos and share with friends!

The race page will be open for donations through May 15. Tell your friends or family who may not have been able to contribute yet that there is still time to help CAPP reach their $40,000 goal! Donate.





2nd Annual Family Style Italian Dinner
Over one hundred CAPP friends and supporters joined hosts Laura and Steve Schirripa and Betsy Comerford and Willy Spinelli at Bayard's at One Hanover Square on Saturday, May 21, 2011 for the 2nd Annual Family Style Italian Dinner to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Program. The guests enjoyed a Wine Tasting Reception and delicious Italian meal that was donated, prepared and served "family style" by our good friends from Harry's Italian.

CAPP is forever grateful to Steve, Laura, Betsy and Willy for hosting and planning another excellent evening of good food, good wine, good music and good company; because of their efforts, CAPP raised over $50,000 to support our programs.

Special thanks to Steve for again serving as the emcee of the event's Live Auction that raised $40,000 for CAPP! This amazing result was due in large part to Steve's dynamic personality and extremely generous contributions from Dan Schoenberg and Jill Martin of MSG Networks. We are also grateful for the great donations received from Sal Buglione and Harry's Italian, Jim Clemenza, Drew Nieporent and Myriad Restaurant Group, Trattoria Cinque and Peter Puleo.

CAPP also gratefully thanks Bob Benya, Joe Carballeira, Joellin Comerford, Mike and Adrianne Comerford, Paul Curtis, Lazzaro Eye Center, George Malhame, Mitchell Modell and Modell's Sporting Goods, Art Moossmann, Mike Randazzo and Scott Pillarella for their very generous donations that helped make this Event such a wonderful success for CAPP and the children we serve.







Birdies & Bogies: A Golf Outing to benefit CAPP
On June 27th, twenty foursomes gathered at the beautiful Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island for a great day of golf, lunch, cocktails, a Luxury Lotto and dinner on the terrace to support our mission to keep New York City's children safe from abuse.  This excellent event raised over $35,000 to support our Child Safety Workshop.

CAPP is very grateful to our good friend and dedicated Host Committee Chair, the multi-talented, Mike Randazzo and the members of the event committee, Tom Aloi, Marcel Borg, Jason Czwakiel, Michael Perrette and Wella Migliore. Special thanks to our supporter, Peter Poulakakos, for providing access to Richmond County Country Club. We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our generous Sponsors, ABM, ADCO Electrical Corporation, AKF Group, LLC, Allstate Electric Corp, Atlantic Cooling & Technologies Service, ChemTreat, Inc, Comerford & Dougherty LLP, CS&I, HVAC Service NY Inc, Integrated Building Controls, JAD Corp of America, James G. Kennedy & Co, Marido Inc, Metro Valve & Actuation Corp, M&T Plumbing, Ocean Pacific Interiors, SB Supply and Unity International Group. Special thanks to our generous Luxury Lotto Sponsors, Financier, Eliá Restaurant, Harry's Café and Steak, Harry's Italian, NBC Local Media, PurBird, Richmond County Country Club and Ulysses Folk House.

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2nd Annual Safe Kids 5K Presented by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Despite the wet weather, over a hundred CAPP friends and donors came out to Prospect Park to support us on Saturday, April 23rd. The soggy event raised over $23,000 to benefit CAPP's programs to educate New York City children on the prevention of physical and sexual abuse.

Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Yvonne J. Graham, Art Moossmann, Chief Underwriting Officer from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Board Chair Dan McCormack kicked off the event and welcomed team sponsors including Allianz, Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, HBO, Team Calabrese, Poly Prep, CW & Co, JP Morgan, JBIST, Public Allies and MatzKeller.

CAPP is deeply grateful to our Corporate Sponsor, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Art Moossmann, for making this event possible. Very special thanks to our Event Chair, Laura Schirripa and CAPP board members Betsy Comerford (Team Poly) and Rebekah Calabrese (Team Reese) for their excellent fund raising efforts and for braving the elements to participate on race day. We are also grateful to our supporters Bill Boyle, Alma Colon, Patti Tycenski and students from St Francis College, Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, Poly Prep Country Day School, Little Red School House and PS 152 who went the "extra mile" in support of our mission

Special thanks to our sponsors; Trader Joe's, Clem Snacks, the John A. Reisenbach Foundation and pop Chips. Many thanks to our generous friend Craig O'Brien for once again donating his time and excellent photographic skills for the event and to our amazing volunteers from One Brick who worked so hard to make the day a success.

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ACS Honors CAPP
Commissioner John B. Mattingly of New York City Administration for Children's Services honors CAPP for our contribution to keeping children safe and strengthening families.

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BTIG Commissions for Charity Day 2011
On April 27th, BTIG LLC, a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company, hosted its eighth annual Commissions for Charity Day. During firm's Commissions for Charity Day, commissions from the day are donated to support various not-for-profit organizations that "champion efforts against childhood challenges." Over the last five years, BTIG has donated more than $10 million to various organizations, including CAPP. CAPP is very grateful to the BTIG employees and clients for their generous $10,000 donation, which will be used to support CAPP's Child Safety Workshop Program. Very special thanks to our awesome friend and supporter, Steve Schirripa for participating on our behalf.



Schools Team Up with CAPP on Funds and Awareness Raising Projects
This year CAPP had the privilege of working with dedicated students from three schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Through school philanthropy programs, lower school student from Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn and the Little Red School House in the West Village and upper school students from Marymount High School on the Upper East Side, helped raise awareness and funds for the prevention of child abuse in New York City.

Students Odelia, Eli, Mei-An and Martine from the Little Red School House worked on a year-long project that included interviews with CAPP staff, the development of PSAs, the formation of a dedicated website, the maintenance of blogs to document the progress of their project, and participation in CAPP's Safe Kids 5K Run/Walk. Their project culminated in the presentation of a workshop for the students in their school. The workshop included an effective group activity in which the audience developed their own puppets and skits about child abuse to perform for the group. The presentation was a resounding success and was selected to be included at NYU's Social Justice Expo in May. A team of students from Poly Prep Country Day School worked with CAPP throughout the year to raise awareness and funds to support CAPP's Child Safety Workshop. Students raised over $3,000 this year by selling special fundraising bracelets and by participating in CAPP's Safe Kids 5K Run/Walk. They also helped collect and distribute clothes, toiletries and books for CAPP's Children's Clothes Closet, which provides items to children being moved to foster care through Safe Horizon's Child Advocacy Centers.

As part of Marymount High School's Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), a group of students chose to use their considerable talents to make a presentation on CAPP's behalf to a group of independent judges. Amanda, Raeanne and Caitlin hoped to win a $5,000 grant for CAPP's Child Safety Workshop and the team worked diligently on their project, even taking time during their school break to observe the program and interview CAPP staff. Although CAPP did not win the $5,000 grant, the team was selected to give their presentation to a group of philanthropists from Bank of New York Mellon. A gentleman in attendance was representing one of the Bank's Foundations that has funded CAPP for several years. The trustee was so impressed by the presentation that he doubled CAPP's grant on the spot!

CAPP is extremely grateful for the partnerships formed this year with these amazing students and their schools. Many thanks to the students for their hard work and dedication, and the faculty and parents for supporting them in their community service and philanthropy efforts!



It’s Their Right PSA Campaign:
The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP), the only program in New York City that uses life-sized puppets to teach children how to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse, announces the launch of a new PSA Campaign, "It’s Their Right." Thirty-second television spots and online videos focus on children’s basic rights "to be safe," "to be strong" and “to speak up,” and urge viewers to donate $20 to educate one child on the prevention of physical, and sexual abuse.

Celebrity supporters from the worlds of film and television have pledged their time and support to build awareness surrounding abuse prevention and raise important funds to ensure every child in New York City is educated on their right to be safe from abuse. The first phase of the campaign features Food Network and HGTV Star Sandra Lee; actor and author Steve Schirippa, known for his role as Bobby "Bacala" in The Sopranos; and film and television actress Margaret Colin, who currently appears on Gossip Girl as Eleanor Waldorf. Future iterations of the campaign will feature additional supporters from film and television plus notables from New York sports, food and wine and business.

Shot by Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region and edited by HBO, thirty-second spots will air on NBC New York and Time Warner Cable's New York City Region during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. FY-Eye Network, will also air the "It’s Their Right" campaign on screens throughout the tri-state area; CAPP will engage support via social media outlets including facebook and YouTube; and CAPP will feature additional cuts and information on abuse prevention at www.itstheirright.org




Cable & Network Television Executives Join Concerned New Yorkers
to Support Child abuse prevention in NYC
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CAPP honored Anna C. Carbonell, former Vice President of Press & Public Affairs for NBC4 and Telemundo with the organization's highest honor, the 2010 Founders Award. CAPP was also thrilled to recognize a couple of other dedicated supporters with a special presentation of the Children's Champion Award to Barry Rosenblum, Howard Szarfarc, Harriet Novet and Suzanne Giuliani of Time Warner Cable.

CAPP is very grateful to the our Dinner Co-Chairs; Frank Comerford, President Platform Development and Commercial Operations, NBC Local Media; Barbara Kelly, Regional Vice President, Time Warner Cable's East Region/NYC; Michael Jack, President and General Manager, NBC New York and Carlos Sanchez, President and General Manager, Telemundo 47. Special thanks to our Event Hosts, Lynda Baquero, NBC New York and Jorge Ramos, Telemundo 47 and Ray Lucas, our excellent Live Auctioneer.

We help from our dedicated board of director and our amazing honorees, co-chairs, hosts, special guests and dedicated supporters, CAPP raised more than $325,000 to help protect New York City children from abuse. Additionally, CAPP raised $30,000 toward the $100,000 25th Anniversary Matching Challenge — an amazing start that creates tremendous momentum for CAPP to reach the $100,000 goal by April 2011!

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