NEW YORK-NOVEMBER 3: The Guardian Angels
Host "A Season of Appreciation" Cocktail Party on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, 36th Floor-Lotus Suite, New York City, NY.
(CEO & Founder of the Guardian Angels) & Mary Sliwa (COO & Executive Director) hosted a “A Season of Appreciation” cocktail reception to thank members, gala honorees, partners, and friends for their continued, generous commitment to The Guardian Angels
who are helping to create a legacy focused on “keeping it safe.”
ABOUT: The Guardian Angels
is an organization works to provide peaceful solutions to safeguard neighborhoods, schools and cyberspace from bullying, gangs, and violence and to empower individuals, especially our youth, to lead safe, positive, and contributing lives. Our organization brings safety patrols to troubled neighborhoods, youth development services to at risk young people, and internet safety information to parents and educators. The Guardian Angels
programs do make a difference. Their unarmed safety patrols, readily recognizable with red berets and jackets, deter crime on streets and subways. Guardian Angels youth programs teach personal safety, online safety, civic contribution, and inclusion. Messages focus on alternatives to gangs, making good decisions, conflict resolution, and sticking up for one another.
The organization was founded by Curtis Sliwa
in 1979 and originally called the"Magnificent 13"
, a group dedicated to combating violence and crime on the New York City subways. At the time, the city was experiencing a crime wave. The Magnificent 13 grew and was renamed the Guardian Angels
. The group's actions drew strong reactions, both positive and negative, from the police, public officials, residents and the media. The group’s distinctive uniform, a military type red beret and white insignia t-shirt, is now however uniformly recognized as a symbol of safety and security bringing comfort to residents and local business, community and political leaders around the world. Today the organization, led by Curtis Sliwa
(Founder & Director) and David Nidus
(Executive Director), is nine countries and 82 cities around the world, with approximately 5,000 members.
Board of Trustees:
Chairman, Robert J. Frey
; John H. Anlian, Esq.
, Henry Buhl
(Founder of ACE
& the Buhl Foundation
), John A. Catsimatidis
, Margo Catsimatidis, Paul Clolery
, John DiDomenico
, Mario M. Kranjac, Esq.
, Founding Partner of the Wall Street law firm Kranjac Manuali & Viskovic LLP
, Ed Moldaver
of MOLDAVER-CHREBET GROUP
at Morgan Stanley a Barron’s Top Ranked Adviser
, Mr. Curtis Sliwa
, President and CEO, Mrs. Donna Soloway, Leon Temiz
, Laura Tufano
Leadership: Curtis Sliwa
, Founder and CEO, Mary Sliwa
, Executive Director (2000-2012), David M. Nidus, Esq.
, Executive Director (2012 -Present), Miguel Fuentes
, National Director
, Dennis Torres
, Washington Heights Community Center Director, Keiji "Duke" Oda
, Director of the Guardian Angels Japan, Inc.
& International Coordinator of the Alliance of Guardian Angels, Inc.
GA Gala Coverage 2007 to Present: GA 2012 Gala
| GA 2011 Gala
| GA 2010 Gala
| GA 2009 Gala
| GA 2008 Gala
| GA 2007 Gala
GA Cocktail & Non Gala Events:
Fall 2010: The Guardian Angels Season of Appreciation Cocktail Party Hosted by the Sliwa’s at the APPELLA Event Space at the Alexandra Center
| 2009: The Guardian Angels Fall Cocktail Reception
| 2008: The Guardian Angels Fall Cocktail Reception
| 2007: The Guardian Angels Host "A Season of Appreciation" Cocktail Party at the Mandarin Oriental
| 2007: Cyber Safety Awareness Day: Time Warner Cable & Guardian Angels Launch Cyber Safety Campaign
| 2007: The Sliwa’s Host Cocktail Party to Celebrate Success of 2007 Guardian Angels Annual Gala Dinner and Honor Board Members, Gala Honorees and Friends
| GA 2007 Season of Appreciation photo links
©Manhattan Society.com 2009 by Gregory Partanio
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