The annual winter gala, a New York Winter's Eve, is Volunteers of America-Greater New York's largest and most important fundraising event of the year. Held on December 12, 2016 at The Plaza, more than 350 guests gathered to honor the Spirit of the Founders Honorees David Matera and The OOH PITCH Team for their unparalleled generosity. The inspiring evening featured a reception, a dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef Todd English, and an exciting silent and live auction. The gala was co-chaired by Board Members Roxann Taylor and Tom Johnson with Today Show and Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist serving as the Master of Ceremonies. Funds raised from the gala will benefit the more than 90 social service programs run by Volunteers of America-Greater New York that impact the lives of the most vulnerable individuals, families, and children in our community.