Imagine Gala 2024

Be a Pearl in Our Ocean of Hope
Celebrate our 19th Year of Transformation with Us!


You are invited to a celebratory evening of delicious dining, great company, lively auctions, special guests, and entertainment, ​all to provide critical surgical care for sick children.
On March 16th, 2024

Our Mission

Mending Kids provides free life-saving surgical care to sick children worldwide; including the United States, by deploying volunteer medical teams and supporting medical communities to become medically self-sustaining.

Sponsorship Opportunities

IMAGINE – Our 19th year of saving the lives of children at home and abroad, and gifting them the future and all its possibilities; your support is critical to our mission.

Support our
Silent Auction

In-kind contributions, either through products or services, help elevate the event experience for our guests and donors while achieving great exposure for your company. In return for your in-kind contribution, your company name will appear on promotional materials in print, on website, newsletter, and social media.

Please leave your contact information here and we will reach out within 24 hours to send you an in-kind donation form and the next steps to arrange for item pick-up/delivery.
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Join us!

Gala committee:

Bobbe Moore
Carmela De Brouwer
Deidre Bailey
Dorothy Lucey
Katie Amess
Kerry Hernandez
Kristine Zahn
Leslie Wright Frost
Mindy Wechsler
Nikki Mead
Paigé Johnston
Robyn Ross
Susan Booker
Trisja Malisoff

Board of Directors:

2024 Officers
2024 Officers
Ayal Willner, MD- President
Leslie Wright Frost- Vice President
Richard Tabura - Secretary
Alexis Crump - Treasurer
Isabelle Fox - Executive Director
Carmela de Brouwer
Deidre Bailey
Dorothy Lucey
Evan Zahn, MD
Jason Frischer, MD
Kristina Jakstys
Mindy Wechsler
Rebecca Aman Bernstein
Robert Bernstein, MD
Trisja Malisoff

Special Thanks To Our Dedicated Sponsors

Luann & Bob Williams
Debra & Ken Caplan
Sherri & Adam Symson
Lydia Valenta
Cindy & Mitch Caplan
Rebecca Ryan
Meredith & Ed Rerisi
Ram Willner
Milt, Amy, and Grant Garrett