What does independence sound like? We invite you to find out. Join us for a Gala of a different kind this October, and hear sounds that embrace the spirit of independence for people with disabilities.

When:  Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4pm – 8pm
Where: Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave)

Cocktail hour with open bar
Full Service dinner
Exciting live musical performances by musicians with disabilities
An array of awards and honorees


2017 Honorees

Christopher Noel, Accessibility Coordinator for NYC Parks
Sandra Schnur Advocacy Award

Marcie Roth, CEO of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
Abe Zelmanowitz Humanitarian Award

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Corporate Excellence Award


Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Gala is the one night a year that we shine a spotlight on our Consumers and PAs and the wonderful success of Concepts' CDPAS program. Help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 for this year's event, which we will use toward raising awareness of our program, thereby heightening independence and freedom for people with disabilities so they can live their best lives.  In return, we will gratefully promote your mission and brand. Among the many benefits of donating, Gala sponsors receive:

  • Special recognition and thanks in our beautifully designed full-color journal that each guest will receive.
  • Recognition on our website and social media channels.
  • Your logo featured on a full color Gala banner behind the awards stage.
  • Acknowledgement during the awards ceremony of your vital role in putting on the event.  

Become a sponsor, and together we will make sure everyone knows the sound of independence. Please choose your gift level from the sponsorship packages and use the form provided there to submit your donation. Just a note that sponsorships are due by September 29 (or September 1 for early bird pricing). Thank you so much for your support!



Tickets are $125 each. (Grab your seats now, the price goes up to $150 after September1!) Tickets can be purchased online, or you can print and fill out this form. If you are a Concepts Consumer or Personal Assistant, get in touch with Meghan at for special pricing options.

Check back here for any and all Gala updates and information. Questions? Contact Meghan at

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