Sheltering Arms Celebrates “Everyday Heroes” At Their Annual Gala to Benefit Children and Families from New York City’s Under-Resourced Communities

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US Gold Medalist Dalilah Muhammad and George Evans, Chief Investment Officer at OppenheimerFunds, will be honored at the gala event

Sheltering Arms NY Everyday Heroes Gala
"In today's climate, it's more important than ever to give a voice and opportunity to our city's promising youth and families,” said Gold Medalist Dalilah Muhammad. “I'm proud to stand with Sheltering Arms."

On Wednesday, April 5th, Sheltering Arms will put the spotlight on the “Everyday Heroes” who help deserving children and families to maximize their potential. Sheltering Arms will host hundreds of the City’s leaders at the renowned IAC Building and honor Dalilah Muhammad, the United States’ first Muslim American gold medalist, and George Evans, the Chief Investment Officer for Equities at OppenheimerFunds.

"In today's climate, it's more important than ever to give a voice and opportunity to our city's promising youth and families,” said Ms. Muhammad. “I'm proud to stand with Sheltering Arms, an organization with a long track record of advancing mobility, equality, and the American Dream."

Founded in 1831 to support the highest need immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Sheltering Arms has a long history of sparking positive change for individuals and communities alike. On April 5th, the event will feature stories of everyday heroes – from youth to staff to philanthropists – who are creating a better, more just New York City. Leaders of all backgrounds will have the opportunity to “Sponsor a Future” by contributing to Sheltering Arms’ critical work in support of immigrants and disenfranchised children and families.

"Sheltering Arms is truly unique in terms of the scale of its impact on young people in New York City,” said Mr. Evans. “I am continually impressed by their programmatic diversity and ability to give youth a significantly improved chance of a better life."

The event’s “Everyday Heroes” theme recognizes the value of people and organizations stepping up during times of need. In the past year, Sheltering Arms has been lauded for successfully responding to some of the City’s greatest challenges, such as leading a program that reduced gun violence by 47% in Far Rockaway. This year’s event is generously underwritten by some of the country’s premiere philanthropists and corporations, led by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Gail Coleman & Saul Kupferberg.

“Dalilah Muhammad and George Evans embody Sheltering Arms’ passion for care, innovation, and results,” said Ken Kramer, Retired Partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Chair of the Board of Directors of Sheltering Arms. “Through the diligence of our staff, supporters, and the people we serve, we are better prepared for any challenge that may confront our City.”

About Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children and families across the New York metro area. We serve over 24,000 people a year from the Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Visit us at

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