2014 Champions for Children Gala

The 10th Annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala is set to take place on October 17th in New York City.  This star-studded event has quickly become the premier fundraising event for the Jay Fund in the New York/New Jersey area, and this year promises to be the best ever!

This year’s Champions for Children Gala holds a special place in our heart.  Not only does it mark ten years since the Jay Fund has been operating in the New York/New Jersey metro areas, but for the first time, the event date falls on the birthday of Jay McGillis, the inspiration for our organization.

Champions for Children – The Honorees

eltrich-120x120Martin Eltrich, Partner at AEA Investors, LP – Mr. Eltrich serves on the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund’s Advisory Board, has been a long-term supporter of our organization’s work and has spent the majority of his career advising consumer companies in some of the most significant transactions in the investment industry.

kelly-120x120Alfred F. Kelly Jr., President and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company – Mr. Kelly has a comprehensive and personal perspective on the work of the Jay Fund in terms of understanding the struggles a family tackling childhood cancer can face.  In the business world, he has held senior positions at the American Express Company for 23 years, including president of the company from 2007-2010.  Previously, Mr. Kelly was head of information systems at the White House.


Champions for Children – The Celebrity Attendees

The 10th Annual Champions for Children Gala already boasts an incredible celebrity guest list, with appearances from NY Giants players like Eli Manning, Mark Herzlich, Victor Cruz, Prince Amukamara and more.  But the event isn’t just limited to sports stars; many notable celebrities are also expected to attend this milestone event.  We’ll keep you posted on the guest list as it grows!

Champions for Children – The Live Auction

The live auction is always a fun, exciting, spirited adventure, and with the amazing items lined up for the gala’s 10th anniversary, it’s going to get crazy.  Get ready to bid on a week-long trip getaway to Tuscany, travel with the Giants for their 11/30 game in Jacksonville, welcome NY Giant great Chris Snee to your favorite youth sports team for a day, score VIP seating for “Live! with Kelly and Michael”, and much more.

Champions for Children – The Silent Auction

Since this is the Gala’s 10th Anniversary, we’re putting together our biggest and best silent auction packages ever.  Get ready to get away by winning trips to Key West, Palm Beach, Coronado CA and more.  For the sports fanatic, we’ve got incredible signed memorabilia from Chris Snee, Victor Cruz, Pete Carroll, Ron Jaworski and more.  Or what about a soccer ball signed by the 2014 US World Cup Soccer Team?  If you’re looking for some incredible fashion and accessories, go after articles from names like Tiffany & Co., Hamilton, Coach, Anastasio Moda and more.  Over 50 items will be up for bid in our best auction ever!


Champions for Children – The Reason

Each year, the Tom Coughlin Champions for Children Gala helps us reach out to more and more families, and this year’s event is shaping up to have the largest impact yet.  Your support of the event and auctions helps the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund provide financial, emotional and practical support to families tackling childhood cancer.  We hope you can #BeThere for the 10th Anniversay of the gala, but if you don’t want to wait to help families in the NY/NJ area who need help right now, please make a donation today.

Event Invitation & Information

Keep checking for updates about the 10th Annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala.