November 16, 2021
Outreach Holds 40th Annual Metropolitan Luncheon
“Back Together Again”
December 2nd, Cipriani 42nd Street
Outreach, New York’s leading nonprofit provider of high quality, evidence-based substance abuse treatment and training programs, will hold its 40th Annual Metropolitan Luncheon on December 2nd at Cipriani 42nd Street, 11:45 am. Themed “Back Together Again,” this milestone luncheon will be held in person, observing State and local COVID-19 protocols for indoor dining.
This year’s event honors three distinguished community members: Kyle Bragg, president, SEIU 32BJ; Nick G. Hayden, senior vice president, Hudson Yards Management, Related Companies – Hudson Yards; and Vincent Alvarez, president, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The event chairperson is Daniel Kindbergh, executive vice president of operations at Brookfield Properties, and chairman of the Outreach Board of Directors.
“Words cannot express how grateful we are to have the continued support of our donors through these challenging times, and to have the opportunity to come together and return in-person for our Annual Metropolitan Luncheon,” said Debra Pantin, president and CEO of Outreach. Pantin went on to say, “The occasion gives us the pleasure to recognize honorees who have especially upheld Outreach’s mission to help adolescents, adults, and families battling drug and alcohol addiction in the face of two enduring public health crises – the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Our community’s resolve and resilience is perfectly illustrative of the luncheon’s ‘back together again’ theme, and of Outreach’s mission, which we resolutely carried out, physically and virtually, throughout these crises, and continue to today,” said Pantin.
For more than 40 years, Outreach has offered leading behavioral health intervention, rehabilitation, and training programs at ten facilities in New York City and on Long Island. An annual tradition since 1982, the Metropolitan Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of Outreach clients and families, and recognizes distinguished members of the New York metropolitan area business, labor, and trade communities who have made a commitment to helping the organization to rebuild healthy lives.
More than 40 years ago, Outreach opened its doors as a small assessment and referral center to engage people in the community struggling with addiction to seek help. Since then, its mission evolved to meet more needs and more communities. Today, Outreach inspires adolescents, adults, and their families to achieve a life of unlimited potential through high quality, evidence-based substance abuse treatment and training programs throughout New York City and Long Island.