Philanthropists Margo & John Catsimatdis and Legendary Grammy-Award Winning Singer " Gloria Estefan" were Honored at Rosie O'Donnell

" Rosie's Theater Kids 13th" Annual Gala in NYC !

NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,09.28.16)Rosie O'Donnell "Rosie's Theater Kids" held it's 13th Annual Gala celebration today ,benefiting NYC School students and honoring Gloria Estefan and John & Margo Catsimatidis @ New York Marriott Marquis, in NYC.

The event was attended by numerous personalities from the film & Tv industries, who graciously walked the red carpet  and was hosted by radio personality Elvis Duran." We are thrilled to pay tribute to Gloria, John and Margo," Lori Klinger, Co-Founder of Rosie's Theater Kids, said of the evening's honorees." The Catsimatidis' dedication to the children of New York City, coupled with their belief in the mission of RTKids, is remarkable.And Gloria is an extraordinary inspiration to our students with the rhythms of " On Your Feet ! lighting up the stage around the corner from Maravel Arts Center. "

The Vip's attendees included :

Tony Award-winning actor BD Wong, How I Met Your Mother actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, musician Steven Van Zandt and his wife, The Sopranos actress Maureen Van Zandt; actress Ana Villafan " On Your Feet ! ",

Randi Zuckerberg (Businesswomen), Evie Dolan (Actress, " School of Rock: The Musical "), Catherine Adler ( Co-Producer " On Your Feet ! " and Jamie DeRoy ( Talk Show Host, Co-Producer) " A Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder ". to see a Broadway show or experience the thrill of seeing live art perfomances. As the recipient of the 2015 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, RTKids also provides thoughtful mentoring and structured academic guidance with the goal to inspire excellence, motivated learning , build confidence and spark a lifelong appreciation

for the arts.

As one of the largest arts-in-education programs serving New York City public school students, Rosie's Theater Kids

is one of the only organizations that provide all of its core services free of charge to the students and the schools.

Since its founding in 2003, RTKids has influenced the lives of over 80,000 NYC school students from grades pre-K through 12th grade- many of whom have never had the opportunity to see a Broadway show or experience the thrill

of seeing live art perfomances. As the recipient of the 2015 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, RTKids also provides thoughtful mentoring and structured academic guidance with the goal to inspire excellence,

motivate learning , build confidence and spark a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

 

About Rosie's Theater Kids:

Is a nationally-recognized arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. RTKids serves students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience theater, impacting the trajectory of their lives by providing comprehensive classes in music , dance  and drama , thoughtful on mentoring and structured academic guidance. Their goal is to inspire excellence, motivate learning , uplift the human spirit, build confidence, and spark a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

MARGO & JOHN CATSIMATIDIS(GREEK-AMERICAN PHILANTHROPISTS & GRISTEDES' CEO)HONOREES_ROSIE O'DONNELL K
GLORIA ESTEFAN (CUBAN-AMERICAN SINGER & ACTRESS)HONOREE &EMILIO ESTEFAN _ ROSIE THEATER KIDS ANNUAL
BD WONG(AMERICAN ACTOR)&LORI KLINGER(CO-FOUNDER RTKIDS)_RTKIDS ANNUAL GALA 2016 ! SMI P_0786 copy
ANDREA CATSIMATIDIS (NYC PHILANTHROPIST)_ROSIE THEATER KIDS ANNUAL GALA 2016 ! SMI P_1012 copy
STEVEN & MAUREEN VAN ZANDT(SOPRANOS)_ROSIE THEATER KIDS ANNUAL GALA 2016 ! SMI P copy