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Thank you for attending the fifth annual

St. Jude Spirit of Hope

October 5, 2023 | New York, N.Y.

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Thank you for joining us on October 5, 2023 for the fifth annual St. Jude Spirit of Hope, the commercial real estate industry's most lively networking and charity event in New York City. We enjoyed a memorable evening filled with samplings from New York City’s best cuisine, craft spirits, live music and special St. Jude moments alongside fellow supporters to help further advance the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.

All proceeds from this event benefit St. Jude.

Regardless of the duration or the cost of care, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

For additional questions on ticketing, sponsorships or volunteer opportunities for next year's event, connect with Shautae Thompson at

We share the breakthroughs we make.

Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.


St. Jude patient Ivan with his dad


Special thanks to our committee

Spirit of Hope committee smiles during the event.

Event Co-chairs
Jillian Aurrichio • Michael Gochman • Andrew Lofredo

Sandra Y. Betterson  •  Brook Bisio  •  Rob Braverman  •  Ken Chang  •  Ron Cohen  •  Eric Collichio  •  Nicholas DePinto    Daniel DiSano  •  Brenden Donelan  •  Rebecca Fielding  •  Joshua Goldman  •  Jeff Lange  •  Cassie Homeyer  •  Rachelle Hastrich  •  Rob Healey  •  Peter Kesaris  •  Alex Lapidus  •  Richard Miensky  •  Athena Pappas  •  Michael Pollack  •  Tyler Rice  •  Natalie Tobar-Romero  •  Bryan Wachtel  •  Aby Youssef

Founding Chair
Paul Walker


Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

Danny's Dream Sponsors

Columbia Capital logo
Himan Brown logo
HUB logo
Marcum Foundation logo


Gift of Hope Sponsors

CoStar Group logo
Solo9W57 logo


Believe in Miracles Sponsors

Braverman Greenspun logo
Industrious logo
Bentall Green Oak logo
SL Green logo
Upgrade Services logo
wb Wood logo

Photos from St. Jude Spirit of Hope 2022

Our global impact

Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 60 years ago.

Despite that progress, four in five children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries will not survive.

The emphasis on the global impact of St. Jude is critical to saving children. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.

Flags of St. Jude researchers and doctors hang in a walkway.

Guests walk under flags that represent the countries of St. Jude doctors and researchers.


Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. Platelet count for a St. Jude patient

    Platelet counts are among the tests that doctors use to monitor patient health during treatment.

    Donate $50

  2. One red wagon

    Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.

    Donate $100

  3. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  4. One hour of physical therapy

    Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.

    Donate $500

  5. Parent necessities for 20 patient families

    Parents who bring their children to St. Jude often leave home in a hurry and forget to pack day-to-day necessities such as shampoos, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes and lotion. At Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, parents can obtain these essentials free of charge.

    Donate $1,000

  6. An ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

  7. Daily room rate of the ICU

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor

    Donate $5,000

  8. Support St. Jude patients and their families

    Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

    Donate Any Amount


* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.


Get connected


Contact us directly to get involved and find ways to connect. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date about the exciting events in the Tri-State area.

New York, New York (Tri-State area)
60 East 42nd Street
Suite 660
New York, NY 10165
Phone: (212) 379-1600 | (800) 526-9542

Email your St. Jude New York Team


Get Involved Locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Events and Galas in New York


Other ways you can get involved:

Rob helps leading designers achieve their design intent with exciting new architectural materials. He has collaborated on numerous notable and many award-winning projects. Rob has been an active member on the St. Jude Spirit of Hope committee since 2020.