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Past Events

Hour Fifth Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon, May 17, 2018

Thank you to all who joined us at Hour 5th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon in support of the Children’s Centers at Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities.

We are extremely grateful to Kate Paletta, Hour Exemplary Mom, and her steadfast support and passion for hosting dozens of children over the years. It was special to see her reunited with children she hosted as part of the Summer Program.

Those in attendance learned from Lanetta Hill and her son, Prince, how the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility enabled them to build a strong bond and share many memories.

Countless thanks to the 175 who attended and raised their paddle to collect more than $20,000 for Hour Summer Program. The children and their mothers will have an unforgettable summer because of Hour supporters’ generosity.









Hour Children’s Artrageous 30th Anniversary Gala–November 6, 2017  6:30pm

Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY

ARTrageous benefits Hour Children through art. Kids collaborated with renowned artists to help create artwork, which was sold along with donated artwork & luxury items, in a live & silent auction at the Gala.










October 2016 Junior Board’s “Hour Happy Hour”

This event brought together 150 young professionals at WeWork NoMad in Manhattan. Special thanks to the staff at
WeWork for donating the use of their terrific space! The event raised more than $8,000 to support Hour Teen Scene Program.
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May 2017 4th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

On May 12th, a capacity crowd of more than 200 guests gathered at the Whippoorwill Club in Armonk to support Hour Children’s programs in Westchester County. Generous donations enabled us to raise funds to purchase “Charlie’s Van”, to transport children to visit their mothers.  This year’s event featured a panel discussion by three women that had previously benefited from Hour Children’s Services at B.H.C.F.   Many thanks to our honoree (and longtime host parent) Sue LaColla!



May 2016 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

On May 5th, a capacity crowd gathered in Bedford to support Hour Children’s programs in Westchester County. This year’s honorees were long-time volunteer Jeanne Martowski and Hour Exemplary Mother, Ms. Miyhoshi Benton. Special thanks to Hope Sings for performing their original song entitled “Hour Children.”

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Honoree Ms. Miyhosi Benton (Hour Exemplary Mother-in center of photo)

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Honoree Ms. Jeanne Martowski (Hour Dedicated Volunteer- 3rd from left)


Musical guests with Sister Tesa and Kellie Phelan




Love Makes the Difference Gala

We thank everyone who participated in the October 2015 Gala! Special thanks to Hour Honorees: Steve Orr and Mary Jane & George McCartney, and Hour Co-Chairs, Evan and Amy Wildstein, Wray Thorn, and Emmett and Lindsay McCann.

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                                                                                                                                                                             2015 Dream Extreme

We thank everyone who participated in the September 2015 Dream Extreme Kiteboarding, Beach Bash, Dinner, and Auction. The weather in the Hamptons provided great conditions for kite boarding, and the great activities served as a backdrop to create many new friends for Hour Children.






May 2015 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

On May 7th, more than 160 supporters gathered in Bedford for a festive lunch to support Hour Children’s programs in Westchester County. The event honored Hour Dedicated Volunteer, Libba Claude, and Hour Exemplary Mother, Alasia Harris. The event programs were designed and printed by the Print Shop at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, and the flowers were provided by the Horticulture Program at BHCF.

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Sister Tesa Named as the 2014 Opus Prize Winner!

Hour Children’s Executive Director, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, CSJ, was named the winner of this year’s Opus Prize on Thursday, October 16th at an awards ceremony in Spokane, Washington. More information is available here.

The Opus Prize is awarded annually to an individual or organization anywhere in the world whose faith-based, entrepreneurial leadership helps people in need to transform their lives. The Prize identifies exceptional unsung social innovators and highlights their unique entrepreneurial approaches, which gives power to the disenfranchised, opportunities to the poorest, and inspires others to pursue lives of service. The Prize furthers the humanitarian efforts of the recipient, but also inspires people—particularly college students—to pursue service to others.

Funds from the Opus Prize Foundation will be used to provide additional housing for formerly incarcerated women and their children.

We Thank Everyone that Supported our Junior Board’s Online Fundraiser and Gala Events!

Hour Children’s Junior Board held an online drive in May and June to raise $10,000 for new technology and supplies for our kids. We thank the Colorado-based online fundraising site Beanstalk for facilitating these donations.

Hour after-school classroom will soon be looking a lot more modern and high-tech. We thank everyone who contributed, and we thank the members of Hour Junior Board for getting the word out for this online campaign.

The Junior Board also held their first Gala at Pulse at Rockefeller Center on November 13th. Many thanks to everyone who came out to support Hour Children (and had a fine time)!


May 2014 First Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

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October 2013 Love Makes the Difference Gala


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May 2012 Hour Cocktail Party

May 2012 cocktail party invite


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