Wall Street event raises more than $1 million for St. Jude

Memphis, Tennessee, December 2, 2016

Wall Street Taste of New York gala

The family of St. Jude patient Christian (center) speaks to those attending Wall Street Taste of New York.

Wall Street Taste of New York — one of the largest annual charity events involving New York City’s investment community — raised approximately $1.2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on November 15.

Now in its 27th year, the event has raised more than $42 million for the children of St. Jude since its inception. About 500 people, representing nearly every major firm in the investment industry, enjoyed an evening at Guastavino’s that featured a special appearance by the family of St. Jude patient Christian, who shared the story of his treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude.

Rick Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, also spoke at the fundraiser, thanking supporters for their dedication to the St. Jude mission. Attendees enjoyed an evening of networking and sampling cuisine from about 20 local restaurants and spirit vendors, who donated their time and culinary talents to support St. Jude.

CNBC reporter Jackie DeAngelis served as host of the event. DeAngelis contributes live reports for CNBC programming from the New York Mercantile Exchange and hosts the CNBC online show “Futures Now.”

Key sponsors of Wall Street Taste of New York included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BTIG, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.