New York City Hope Gala 2013

When: Saturday, February 9th, 7 PM

Where: Edison Ballroom, NYC

Why: This is a benefit to fight pediatric cancer. There will be a cocktail reception, seated dinner, open bar, silent auction, and raffle items.

The Hope Gala is committed to conquering childhood cancer by raising awareness, providing financial assistance, and supporting the fundraising efforts of Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), which benefits Four Diamonds, through our annual gala and year-round fundraising.

The Hope Gala is an annual gala and year-round fundraising organization established to support the fundraising efforts of Penn State Dance Marathon (THON). Since 2008, The Hope Gala has raised over $1.9 million towards the mission of conquering childhood cancer. Four Diamonds is the sole beneficiary of THON's fundraising activities and THON is the largest contributor to Four Diamonds.

All proceeds benefit childhood cancer patients and their families in need of financial aid, medical assistance, and emotional support at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The Hope Gala was founded by the New York City Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association with support from the Northern New Jersey Chapter.

The Hope Gala holds a silent auction for the benefit and this year Linder donated on of his paintings for the cause.


16" x 20"


Acrylic paint, on canvas.

The painting was well received and all proceeds from the sale of the artwork went to charity.