Institute for Community Living Honors Chirlane McCray, LaRay Brown, Irfan Hasan, Linda Rosenberg, and Sean Chandler at Annual Gala

From left to right: David Woodlock and Linda Rosenberg; LaRay Brown and Robert Cornegy Jr.; David Woodlock and Sean Chandler

Honorees Recognized for Commitment to Building a Healthy New York for All

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(New York, N.Y.)—On Monday, May 20, 2019, at The Plaza Hotel, hundreds of friends and supporters of the Institute for Community Living (ICL) came together to celebrate the organization’s 32-year commitment to helping New Yorkers lead more independent and gratifying lives. This year’s gala, Building a Healthier New York for All, paid special tribute to people and institutions who work to improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.

ICL’s honorees were: Chirlane McCray, First Lady of the City of New York; LaRay Brown, President, Interfaith Medical Center; Irfan Hasan, Program Director for Health and Behavioral Health, The New York Community Trust; Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health; and Sean Chandler, safety, the New York Giants.

“ICL is proud to honor these extraordinary leaders and visionaries whose work improves people’s lives and provides inspiration to us all,” said David Woodlock, President and CEO of ICL. “I want to thank all
of our honorees for their partnership in supporting the work ICL does and for their advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities.”

Proceeds from the gala will support ICL’s work with 10,000 New Yorkers struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities to be better, feel better and live better. ICL supports recovery by providing trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, person-centered, integrated physical and behavioral health care.