Due to the coronavirus and Westchester residents possibly facing health challenges, the in-person gala to celebrate honorees Ellen Gelboim and Bob Mensch and the work of WJCS on March 31 will instead be a virtual gala at the same scheduled time.

A small group of WJCS staff and the honorees will be gathered at 7 p.m. to host a livestream gala program to be enjoyed from the comfort of home. The virtual gala will include all the highlights that WJCS galas always do, including salutes to the honorees, wise words from the honorees. heartwarming and compelling stories from WJCS clients and the Give for Good auction. The auction offers the opportunity for donors to direct their support to specific programs and populations that resonate with them. An offer has been made to match dollar for dollar every $5,000 raised in the Give for Good Auction, up to $25,000. The auction will premiere at 7 p.m. on WJCS.com Tuesday night.

To those who have registered for the gala, know that your donation is 100% tax deductible.

The event will be live streaming through Zoom, a free app that may be downloaded on any device. Go to zoom.us/download to download Zoom in advance of the gala so it will be easy to livestream at gala time. A few days before the gala, a link to join the livestreamed gala will be sent.


  • Occurred Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


via Zoom


Diana Eppolito