Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri has announced the Kelberman Center has been chosen as the recipient of funds raised by the 2018 Mayor’s Gala.
The Kelberman Center helps children with developmental disabilities. Approximately one in six children in the U.S. have a developmental disability and they can be helped with early discovery.
The center will use funding from the gala to launch a new early intervention screening initiative.
Mayor Palmieri says that the gala recipient is a very hard decision to make each year.
“We work extremely hard with the staff, along with my wife Susan, to kind of find a group, an agency, something that really will resonate in the city of Utica,” Palmieri said. “And it’s very daunting, very difficult, because there are so many worthy agencies out there that do a wonderful job."
The Mayor’s Gala will be Saturday, April 28 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Utica. Tickets are $50 per person, and they can be purchased online, at the door or by mailing in a check to The Kelberman Center at 2608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502.
To purchase a ticket online, click here.