2012-05-25 / Community

RDRC Hosts 26th Annual Fundraising Awards Gala


2012 Honoree Jack Friedman. 2012 Honoree Jack Friedman. The RDRC honored Jack Friedman, Julia Blair and Rhonda Bair at its 26th Annual Awards Gala. The successful fundraiser netted a $360,000 contribution from the Walker-Thomas Fund.



2012 Honoree Julia Blair. 2012 Honoree Julia Blair.

Gregory Hopkins, executor of the Walker- Thomas Fund with Rachel Forde, RDRC director of operations, pictured in back- ground. Gregory Hopkins, executor of the Walker- Thomas Fund with Rachel Forde, RDRC director of operations, pictured in back- ground.

2012 Honoree Rhonda Bair 2012 Honoree Rhonda Bair

Pictured l to r – Rachel Forde (RDRC), Kevin Pruitt, Doris Pruitt, Selwyn Karp (representing the Walker-Thomas Fund), Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Gregory Hopkins, Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Valerie West and Kevin Alexander. Pictured l to r – Rachel Forde (RDRC), Kevin Pruitt, Doris Pruitt, Selwyn Karp (representing the Walker-Thomas Fund), Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Gregory Hopkins, Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Valerie West and Kevin Alexander.

The Gala was attended by a number of Youth Council members with tickets donated by the Williams Company and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Gala was attended by a number of Youth Council members with tickets donated by the Williams Company and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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