Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy (WWFMT), a 501 (c) 3 organization,* was established to provide assurances for those most in need, through the magic of music and human-centered healthcare.  All monies raised through Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy, a 501 (c) 3 organization, go to The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine in New York City. 

Our mailing address is: 
Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc.
1100 Clove RD 4E
Staten Island, NY 10301

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*We are incorporated in the State of New York and is recognized as a section 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity under the Internal Revenue Code, by the IRS. Accordingly, your donation will be deductible to the extent it exceeds the fair market value of any goods received by you in exchange for your donation.

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Monday, September 23rd 

Gala Location / Space54  in NYC

Join Us

2019
Honorees

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The Louis Armstrong

Center for Music & Medicine

Benefitting:

 

The Wonderful World annual gala, hosted by Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc (WWFMT), honors the legacy of Louis Armstrong and his commitment to bettering the lives of others through music. Proceeds are given to our beneficiary, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine (LACMM) in NYC. 

 

Each year we recognize a dynamic group of musicians, artists, physicians, philanthropists, and patients for making the world a better place. This year, our honorees include GRAMMY Award winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR's Jazz Night in America, Christian McBride, who will be receiving the Phoebe Jacobs Award; the prolific composer, conductor, and French hornist, David Amram, will be receiving our Lifetime Achievement Award; Deborah Korzenik, Senior Associate General Counsel of the Mount Sinai Health System, will be honored for her work in patient care and medical ethics; and artist Julia Justo who will be honored for her incredible artistry and resilience as a music therapy patient.

EVENT DETAILS

The evening will include a reception that will be sonically animated by a 90-minute set from one of the leading timbales artists in Tropical Music and Latin Jazz today, Tito Rodríguez, Jr.; a silent auction; and an opening performance by Bruce Sabath from the Broadway production, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. Masters of Ceremony for the evening's program are Mercedes Ellington and Bill Daughtry, with music performances from saxophonist Erik Lawrence and the Garry Dial Trio, plus a memorable award presentation for our honorees.

 

Date

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Location

Space54

(New Venue)
226 East 54th Street

New York, NY 10022

(Btw 2nd and 3rd Ave.)

Learn More >

Time

6-9 PM

Attire

Business / Cocktail

 
 

Tickets

Wonderful World Friend – $500  
(subject to availability) 

 

  • (1) general admission ticket- includes open bar and Hot and Cold passed Hors d'oeuvres, Sushi and hot delicacy stations

Wonderful World Supporter - $250

(subject to availability)  

 

  • (1) *Students' admission ticket-ID required

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

To secure your sponsorship, please email info@wonderfulworldfriendsofmusictherapy.org. Alternatively, you may purchase via credit card, from our ticketing site, which is referenced below. Thank you for your support!

 

The Latin Jazz - $10,000

  • 10 Admission tickets with prime location –includes open bar and Hot and Cold passed Hors d'oeuvres, Sushi and hot delicacy stations

  • Logo prominently displayed at the event and on all materials and website

  • Prime location for your full-page journal ad

The Louis Armstrong Event Presenter - $25,000

  • 20 Admission VIP tickets with prime location -includes open bar & Hot and Cold passed Hors d'oeuvres, Sushi and hot delicacy stations

  • Private Pre-Gala admission from 5-6pm - Meet the musicians and medical staff, silent auction preview

  • Banner & logo prominently displayed at the event and on all materials and website

  • Mentions of your support throughout the evening 

  • Inside cover ad in event journal

 
 

The Big Band - $15,000

 

  • 10 Admission VIP tickets with prime location -includes open bar  & Hot and Cold passed Hors d'oeuvres, Sushi and hot delicacy stations

  • Private Pre-Gala admission from 5-6pm - Meet the musicians and medical staff, silent auction preview

  • Banner & Logo prominently displayed at the event and on all materials and website

  • Outside Back cover for your journal ad in event journal

 

Journal Ads

You have the option of selecting a pre-designed ad template, or providing your own custom artwork. All ads will be printed in color. Please provide high-resolution artwork (PDF, EPS or JPG) with all fonts and images embedded. Include a .125” bleed space on all four sides of the provided graphic. 

If selecting a pre-designed template, copy should not exceed 150 words. Please designate what is “header/title” copy, and what is “body”  copy. If providing logos, vector files are preferred. Email file to: info@wonderfulworldfriendsofmusictherapy.org by Sept. 11, 2019​

 

 

Event  Committee

EVENT CHAIR:
Edwin Sirlin

 

EVENT CO-CHAIR:

Howard Rubin

 

EVENT CO-CHAIR:

Sharon Mahn

 

EVENT CO-CHAIR:

Greg Gullia

 

Jon Batiste

Melanie Schnoll Begun

Jordan Bleznick

Don Brancaccio

Joan Brancaccio

Kevin Brannan

Danelle Marqui Brown

Linda Carroza

Lisabeth Cassaday

Gwendolyn DeLuca

Ellen Devens

Susan Devens

Mercedes Ellington

Michele Sherman Entner

Janet Falk

Kevin Fee

Edward Finkelstein

Joyce Fogel

Lincoln Foley

Nathan Goldstein

Ellen Goosenberg

Erica Grabscheid

Helen Greenbaum

EVENT STEERING COMMITTEE

 

Stephan Quentzel

Joelle Quinn

Charles Radcliffe

Jonathan Raskin

Rita Romeur

Alanna Rutherford

Elaine Schain

Howard Schain

Doug Seidman

Karen Seidman

Fran Silverman

Noah K. Simon

Donna Sirlin

Edwin Sirlin

Peter Strauss

Zelda Suzan

Aimee Telsey

Lynn Tescher

Patricia Walker

Marc Waserman

Rema Webb

Patty Weiner

 

Elizabeth Greenwald

Greg Gullia

Alan Horowitz

Elizabeth Horowitz

Jackie Harris

Miriam Javitch

Herb Klitzner

Michael Leitman

Erik Lawrence

Sharon Mahn

Marla Maples

Collen McDonough

Budd Mishkin

Meredith Monk

James Briggs Murray

Barbara Novick

Arturo O’Farrill

Kristen Olson

Rebecca Parker

Steve Pastor

Harriet Jahr Philips

Joseph Piccinnini

Kim Polson