The Valentine Gala is the primary fundraising event for the life-transforming work of The Bowery Mission, which for over 136 years has been providing food, shelter, clothing and medical care to New York's neediest. The event also supports our life transformation programs for men and women as well as summer camp and year-round mentoring for at-risk children. Our 17th Annual Valentine Gala will celebrate the ongoing expansion and impact of The Bowery Mission's work with the homeless and poor in New York City. In the coming year, we will open a new children's program in East Harlem and a "gateway" residential program for women in Harlem. This is in addition to our recently opened short-term shelter program at our flagship site on the Bowery. With your help, we will be able to continue to meet the needs of each person who comes to The Bowery Mission's red doors in 2016. This year, we will honor Mike Greenberg, CEO & General Counsel of Level Group, and Larry Link, President of Level Group. Level Group is a New York City real estate brokerage firm whose 200+ agents handle the full spectrum of real estate brokerage work, including both commercial and residential leasing and sales. The Bowery Mission values our corporate partnerships. Our partnership with Level Group is particularly strong because Mike's and Larry's commitment to strengthen their individual and company involvement with The Bowery Mission has been exemplary.