Join Bideawee and 400 socially active animal lovers from New York City's business, social, and celebrity communities at the 2018 Bideawee Ball. The Ball, which features cocktails, seated dinner, dancing, and awards to those who have made a difference in the lives of pets, is the premier social event of the year that celebrates pets and Bideawee's mission to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them.

The Bideawee Ball will be held at Metropolitan Pavilion from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. A Silent Auction and Live Auction of special and unique offerings will be conducted.  Black Tie Optional.

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Deadline for Journal Submissions is April 26th, 2018

  • Bideawee Ball Host & Honorees
    Gregg Edelman
    With fifteen Broadway shows and four TONY Award nominations to his credit, Chicago native Gregg Edelman has starred on Broadway, television and in film for over twenty years. His Broadway performances in City of Angels, Wonderful Town, 1776 and Les Miserables, to mention just a few, have also earned him the Drama Desk Award as well as numerous Outer Critics nominations. His movie credits include Kate Winslet’s husband in Little Children, Peter Parker’s doctor in Spiderman 2, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Green Card, among many others. On television, he was a regular on CBS’ Hack, has appeared numerous times as a guest star on shows such as Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and Law and Order, and no list of Gregg’s television work would be complete without mentioning the time he spent as the voice of the peanut M&M. His concert and recording work have given him the opportunity to travel all over the world, appearing with the Boston Pops, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony, as well as the Philadelphia and Chicago Pops, among others. His many appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops have given him the opportunity to honor such friends as Kander and Ebb and Charles Strouse. His 17 recordings of Broadway shows include the cast albums of City of Angels, Wonderful Town, 1776, and Into The Woods, among others.

    Anthony Milone
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Cross County Savings Bank

    Mr. Milone, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cross County Savings Bank, which is located in Middle Village, New York, has provided more than twenty-five years of service to Cross County Savings Bank. He possesses more than thirty-five years of banking experience, with such institutions as Chase Manhattan Bank and Dime Bancorp.

    Anthony Milone has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Monetary Mutual Limited Insurance Company and has been a member of its Board since 2001. First Monetary Mutual Limited Insurance Company provides D&O liability insurance to directors & officers of community banking institutions that are licensed in New York and Pennsylvania.

    During his tenure at Cross County Savings Bank, Mr. Milone has expanded the bank’s asset size and branch locations, including opening a Bronx branch to serve an unbanked/under banked area which had not been banked in over 20 years. He has received professional accolades and recognition for his achievements in the banking industry, such as having been profiled in Crain’s New York Business magazine. Mr. Milone’s success in the banking industry is paralleled by his contribution to charitable and not-for-profit causes and his outstanding level of commitment to community development. Anthony Milone remains active in his local community, serving on numerous Boards and leading several community fundraising efforts.

    John Olsen
    John Olsen has been an active Bideawee supporter since 2013, contributing as a gala committee member and then as chair in 2015 and 2016. During his time as chair, the gala set new records in total donations, raising more than $1 million.

    When he's not volunteering for Bideawee, John serves as the aide-de-camp to philanthropist, Frederick R. Koch, for whom he manages several historic properties in the U.S. and Europe, and a large collection of fine art, photography, books, manuscripts, and decorative art.

    Prior, John spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, where he held senior marketing and advertising positions at Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and David Yurman.

    John lives in New York City and Narrowsburg, New York in the Upper Delaware Valley, with his husband, Doug Ray, a Bideawee board member since 2013, and their dog, Charley.

    Matilda Wilkes
    Matilda is in Year 5 at the British International School in Manhattan where her favorite subjects are Maths and Art. Matilda has always loved animals and has volunteered at Bideawee in Westhampton on weekends for almost two years. She enjoys dog walking with her Mum and Dad and helping out in the cat room. She spent a great deal of time socializing Rudy, the fearful Great Dane mix who recently left Bideawee after nearly a year to go to a loving home.

    Matilda and her family foster Marlon Brando, the former long-term Bideawee resident who has an auto-immune disorder. Marlon has flourished since becoming a special member of the Wilkes family.

    William Berloni
    Animal Director and Trainer
    2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, 2017 Drama League’s Unique Contribution to the Theatre and 2014 Outer Critics Circle award for Special Achievement. Broadway: THE CRUCIBLE, THE AUDIENCE with Dame Helen Mirren; LIVING ON LOVE; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON BAR AND GRILL; ANNIE (original and all revivals), A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, LEGALLY BLONDE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, CAMELOT, FRANKENSTEIN, THE FIRST, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, OLIVER!, ANYTHING GOES, NICK AND NORA, THE WIZ, (20th Anniversary revival and City Center 2009) THE WIZARD OF OZ, DINNER AT EIGHT, DOUBLE FEATURE (NYCB), THE WOMAN IN WHITE, AWAKE AND SING and THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE. Mr. Berloni is the Animal Director of the new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, which was last presented at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival this spring. He has trained animals for hundreds of Off-Broadway, regional theatre, tours, television and movies. Recent films include PATERSON, directed by Jim Jarmusch and THE GREATEST SHOWMAN starring Hugh Jackman. He provided the first live dog to play “Nana” in PETER PAN LIVE as well as “Toto” in THE WIZ LIVE, both on NBC. Other television includes POWER, BILLIONS, SNEAKY PETE, SESAME STREET, HIGH MAINTENANCE and MR ROBOT. Mr. Berloni and his family are the subjects of the docu-series entitled WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI on the Discovery Family Channel that premiered in August 2015. Published author of BROADWAY TAILS, DOGA and SANDY THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STAR. Director of Animal Behavior at the Humane Society of New York. Follow William Berloni Theatrical Animals, Inc. on Facebook and on twitter @BillBerloni.

  • Gala Committee

    Committee Members
    Melinda Mora, Co-Chair
    Joseph Sorbera, III, Co-Chair
    Allison Baal
    Amy Brostoff
    Laurie Bodor
    Tamara Glasser
    Jennifer Goodwin
    Leslie Granger
    Anna Konik
    Barbara Kraisman
    Diana Langer-Marcus
    Chris Lipari
    Lori Malberg
    Christian Moscol
    Sheila Olivares
    Katie Jo Righi
    Jillian Roberts
    Devin Shanahan
    Michele Sofield
    Melissa Treuman
    Tracy Weissenberg
    Hillary Weldon

  • Tickets

    Deadline for Journal Submissions is April 26th, 2018

  • Honorary Committee

    President’s Circle
    Marvin and Donna Schwartz

    Cross County Savings Bank

    Bideawee Sustainer
    Pallavi and Anil Atluri
    Diana Langer-Marcus
    Keith and Enid Manning
    Bruno Nacinovich
    Philip and Joann Pucciarelli
    Joseph Sorbera, Jr. & JLS Cost Management Systems Inc.
    Thomas W. Young

    Bideawee Purrfect Patron
    Michael Addeo, Jr., Ridgewood Office Products
    The Law Offices of Anthony Agrippina, P.C.
    George Figliolia and G Builders, LLC
    Guy Lawrence and Kenneth Kraus
    Laurie Weiner
    Hillary and Bill Weldon

    Bideawee Partner
    Garth Griffiths and Julie Garfunkel
    The Moretto Family

    Bideawee Friend
    Mary Barto
    John Camiolo, John James Benefits, Ltd.
    Karen Eckhoff
    Stephen Flamberg
    Grace A. Forster
    Patricia Stewart and Frank MacNamara
    Nancy Wender and Steven Rand

    Bideawee Supporter
    Laurie Bodor
    Scott Brakebill
    Lucy and Frederick Danziger