On November 17, 2011, the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation held the 15th Annual “Teddy” Dinner at Nicotra’s Ballroom in Staten Island. The evening was a star studded event with appearances by celebrities, athletes and beneficiaries of the foundation.

Beginning with cocktail hour, guests mingled with celebrities including Willem Dafoe, Brandon Jacobs, Amani Toomer, Gerry Cooney and Danny Aiello! During cocktail hour, guests also got a chance to bid on some amazing items in the silent auction including autographed guitars and photos by legendary musicians, athletes and actors!

Once the dinner began, the celebrities were introduced and guests were served a wonderfully delicious dinner prepared by Nicotra’s Ballroom chefs! During the dinner Teddy Atlas spoke on the importance of his foundation; “You’re the driving force behind us. You allow us to go into so many people’s lives and help people that desperately need help. Maybe you’re in a situation in life where you have something difficult. You’ve been dealt maybe a tough hand.”

The Atlas Foundation is pleased to announce that the dinner raised approximately $120,000 to go directly towards helping children and families in dire need of financial and medical assistance.

Shortly after the dinner, the foundation went right to work for the annual Thanksgiving dinner drive giving away about 700 turkeys to families in need. The Christmas toy drive followed shortly after giving away 3,000 toys to 14 different public schools and organizations for children in need.

It is imperative for the foundation that supporters like you continue to do so throughout the year. To make a donation of any size, visit the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation online, or visit our Facebook page! No matter the cause, without the supporters, we would not be able to reach the lives that we do.