Our wish is to celebrate with you!

Make-A-Wish Metro New York

Hosted by Kenan Thompson
Actor, Comedian & Longest-Standing SNL Cast Member

Bret Leas & Family

Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm 
Cipriani Wall Street

cocktails | dinner | auctions
Marianne Bennett and her band

This year’s gala will celebrate an incredible 36 years of granting life-changing wishes in Metro New York. A wish isn’t just a nice, heartwarming experience. It’s a necessity that gives kids the stamina to face their illness and fight it. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.
Kenan Thompson will take the stage as our host to bring awareness to the extraordinary power of hope in healing and to help ensure that every eligible child can receive a life-changing wish. Mr. Thompson has himself been involved in granting the wishes of several children who dreamed of visiting the set of “Saturday Night Live.” 

We are proud to be honoring Bret and the Leas Family for their countless contributions over the years. Mr. Leas is a Partner and the Co-Head of the Global Structured Finance business of Apollo Global Management, L.P. Mr. Leas is an incredible champion for Wish Kids, currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York. His passion for our mission has enabled the life-changing power of a wish to be felt by countless children fighting critical illnesses.

Last year, more than 700 guests came together to raise $1.8 million to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. This year, we strive to impact even more lives!
Please join us for an inspirational evening as we celebrate the transformational power of a wish.
Attire is formal, fashionable and fabulous.

For more information please contact Leighann Buscemi at 646-517-8590 or lbuscemi@metrony.wish.org.

If you are driving to the event please click here for parking options near Cipriani Wall Street