YONKERS, N.Y. -- Chappaqua residents Gerald and Agnes Hassell will be honored at the Leake & Watts Annual Awards Gala on Oct. 29. The event will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Agnes Hassell has been a member of the Leake & Watts board of directors since 2006. Gerald Hassell, who is the chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of New York Mellon, has actively supported his wife’s work with the Yonkers based agency.
It was founded as a Manhattan orphanage in 1831. Leake & Watts operates programs serving more than 8,000 children, adults, and families throughout New York City and Westchester County.
WABC-TV Senior Meteorologist Bill Evans will be emcee at the gala. There will be presentations from youth served by Leake & Watts, which operates 43 programs at 23 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Westchester. There will also be a live auction.
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