Friday, October 3, 2014

Bob Woodruff Hosts MHA-NYC Gala 2014 'Working for Wellness and Beyond' - Honors Corporate Leaders Committed to Hiring Veterans

See what you missed video of the MHA-NYC Gala 2014 "Working for Wellness and Beyond"

~~ Bob Woodruff, Award winning journalist and founder of Bob Woodruff Foundation, @stand4heroes; Master of Ceremony, MHA-NYC Gala 2014 'Working for Wellness and Beyond'
Photo above left, snapshot of Bob Woodruff Tweet about MHA-NYC Gala honoring corporations hiring Veterans.

Photo right of Bob Woodruff on the red carpet by Gloria Buono-Daly.

Photo below, from left to right, Duncan Niederauer, chief executive of NYSE Group; Kevin Danehy, Board Chair of the MHA-NYC; Honoree Gregory J. Fleming, President of Morgan Stanley Wealth and Investment Management; Giselle Stolper MHA-NYC CEO, and Jack Jacobs, retired colonel in the United States Army and Medal of Honor recipient, MSNBC + NBC Nightly News Military Analyst

On Wednesday, October 1, the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC, @mhaofnyc) hosted their Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. More than 500 people attended the event, which raised over $1 million, a record-breaking milestone for this annual event.

The theme this year, “Working for Wellness and Beyond,” recognizes companies committed to educating and employing veterans including America’s Armed Forces and service members who experience significant mental health issues and unemployment while transitioning back to civilian life. Award winning ABC news correspondent, Bob Woodruff was Master of Ceremony.

Gregory J. Fleming, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth and Investment Management was honored for his commitment and support for educating and employing veterans.

Also honored was Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta, for raising awareness about veterans ongoing mental health needs. Sgt. Giunta is the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the Medal of Honor. Interestingly, of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients alive today, Sgt. Giunta was one of the two Medal of Honor recipients attending the gala.

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Photos already posted onto Facebook at Stay tuned for the “see what you missed” video to uploaded soon.

Special Guests, Dinner, Vice and Co-Chairs, and MHA-NYC Leadership included:

♦ Gregory J. Fleming, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth and Investment Management, and event honoree
♦ Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient, the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the honor, and event honoree
♦ Bob Woodruff, award-winning ABC news correspondent, and his wife, Lee Woodruff, event Masters of Ceremony
♦ Frank J. Branchini, Chairman and CEO, EmblemHealth, and event Dinner Chair
♦ Ric Clark, CEO, Brookfield Property Group, and event Dinner Chair
♦ Kevin Dunleavy, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, and event Dinner Chair
♦ Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO BlackRock, and event Dinner Chair
♦ Duncan Niederauer, Former CEO of NYSE, and event Dinner Chair
♦ Col. Jack H. Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient, MSNBC & NBC Nightly News Military Analyst, and event Special Guest
♦ Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, NYSE, and event Vice Chair
♦ Cynthia Zirinsky, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, New York Gracie Square Hospital, and event Vice Chair
♦ Sheri Danehy & Diana Gaines, event Co-Chairs
♦ Giselle Stolper, President and CEO, MHA-NYC
♦ Kevin J. Danehy, Executive Chairman, Brookfield Global Relocation Services, Inc. and MHA-NYC Board Chairman

Dinner Committee:

♦ Jennifer Ashley, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CBRE
♦ Mark Bavaro, Former NFL Tight End for the New York Giants
♦ John Glotzbach, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
♦ Eric Hesse, Director, NYS Department of Veterans Affairs
♦ Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield
♦ John Piccone, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
♦TV Personalities:
♦ Tamsen Fadal, Four-time Emmy Award winning Anchor, WPIX
♦ Cheryl Wills, Award Winning Anchor & Author, NY1 News
♦ Teresa Priolo, Reporter, Fox Good Day New York

Other Notable Guests:

♦ Andrew Cohen, Chair, Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services, NYC Council
♦ Kenneth Fisher, Chairman, Fisher House Foundation

NYC's Mandarin Oriental, known for its’ spectacular Manhattan iconic skyline views and locations in the heart of Midtown West Side, is one of the most luxurious hotels in New York City.

Photos right, Mandarin Oriental New York City and below left "Globe at Columbus Circle" sculpture adorns Columbus Circle by Gloria Buono-Daly, Founder of

MHA-NYC MISSION: The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is a not-for-profit organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation.

Through our three-part mission of service, advocacy and education, we identify unmet needs and develop culturally sensitive programs to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by mental illness while promoting the importance of mental health.

Our subsidiary, Link2Health Solutions, is a leading innovator developing technology and communications infrastructure critical for supporting the emotional wellness of individuals and communities in need. Together, MHA-NYC and Link2Health Solutions provide high-quality services that reach more than one million people every year.

For more information visit MHA-NYC web site .

Event photos already posted on Facebook at MHA-NYC 2014 Gala - Working for Wellness and Beyond .

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Stay tuned for the exciting “See What You Missed” video of the event which will include interviews from the MHA-NYC CEO as well as special guests.

Additional resources:
  • Facebook photos at
  • MHA-NYC on Facebook
  • MHA-NYC on Twitter @mhaofnyc)
  • MHA-NYC Web Site
  • James Grant PR: http://
  • Bob Woodruff Foundation on Twitter @stand4heroes

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