North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center gala on 10/25


Andrea and Michael Leeds and Americana Manhasset’s Champions for Charity® will be the honorees at North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s 65th Sapphire Anniversary Gala, which will take place Oct. 25 at the Garden City Hotel.

Andrea Leeds has been a board member at the Guidance Center for more than 20 years. She and her husband Michael have taken a leadership role in philanthropy and have been passionate, dedicated and committed supporters of the Long Island community.

Every holiday season, Americana Manhasset supports more than 100 not-for-profit organizations during its annual Champions for Charity® holiday shopping benefit, which this year takes place from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. (Visit for free registration.) Since its inception in 1996, Champions for Charity® has raised nearly $12 million.

The co-chairs for this year’s gala are Matilde and Cliff Broder and Rosemarie and Mitchell Klipper. Journal co-chairs are Jo-Ellen Hazan and the recently deceased John Gutleber, who passed away unexpectedly in September. Auction co-chairs are Deirdre Costa Major and Charles Chan. The Mistress of Ceremonies is News 12 Long Island’s Carol Silva.

The gala will feature delicious food, live music, dancing and auction and raffle prizes. The speaker will be Linda Beigel Schulman, whose son Scott Beigel was murdered during the Parkland, Fla. tragedy.

“For 65 years, the Guidance Center has been committed to providing essential mental health services to all children and families, regardless of their ability to pay,” says Executive Director Andrew Malekoff. “The generous support of our honorees, donors and sponsors at the gala will help us maintain the highest standard and quality of care to our community.”

All proceeds will benefit the Guidance Center. To learn more about becoming a sponsor or an underwriter or purchasing tickets, visit, call 516)-626-1971 ext. 337 or email



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