The Gabriella Boyd Memorial Foundation will hold its first Annual Gala on Saturday July 20th at 6pm at Juliano's Catering Hall in New Rochelle.The deadline for ticket reservations is Monday, July 8.

Gabriella's father, Stephen Boyd grew up in Pelham and her grandparents still live in Pelham.

Tickets ($125 per person or $200 per couple) include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert. Dancing. Formal attire suggested. (Children are free)

Gala Honorees:

" The Butterly Award"- Lori, Sue, Charlie & MCNS Staff

" The Advocacy Award"- Martin Rosen & Montgomery Delaney

" The Community Impact Award"- William Iannuzzi

"The Building Bridges Award" - Neil Zimbaldi

RSVP to the Gabriella Boyd Memorial Foumdtion, PO Box 8064, Pelham NY 10803 with payment or visit http://thegbmf.org.

The Gabriella Boyd Memorial Foundation (http://thegbmf.org) was created on April 28, 2018, after a tragic and devastating loss of Gabriella at only two and a half years old. Her father, Stephen Boyd, began this non-profit organization in order to not only honor his little girl but also to help those who are struggling to have a voice and be heard in child custody battles.

Mr. Boyd had been fighting for physical custody of his daughter.  On Friday April 27, 2018, Mr. Boyd went to Village of Mamaroneck Police Department with the court order he had been fighting so long for. Although a judge had signed off on him getting physical custody of his daughter that day, after a series of events that are still currently under investigation, unfortunately that court order was never executed.

On Saturday April 28, 2018, around 1:30 PM, The Village of Mamaroneck Police Department received a call that resulted in police finding Gabriella injured and in need of medical attention while in the care of her mother. Despite the efforts of first responders, Gabriella passed away.

The funds that are donated to the foundation will be used to donate to charities and other organizations that are related to help bring attention to being proactive in the Family Court System, as well as child welfare. Lobbying for clear and concise language for domestic violence and family court legislation pertaining to Law Enforcement and other agencies and departments that deal with the well being and best interest of our children. In addition this foundation will not only donate but focus on assisting causes near and dear to Gabriella, including but not limited to her daycare MCNS, Speech Pathology, New Rochelle Humane Society, and more.

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