• Honorees Barbara and Richard Dannenberg and (right) Mayor Thomas Roach

  • From left: Mayor Thomas Roach and honorees representing DPW, Deputy Commissioner Stefania Mignone, Commissioner Richard Hope

  • From left: Amy Cohn, Councilman Justin Brasch, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Wayne Bass

  • David Dannenberg, Sudi Dannenberg Randoing

  • From left: Marie Silverman Marich, Barbara Loucks, Mary Helen Jordan

  • From left: Councilman John Kirkpatrick, Dolores Curley, Susan Kirkpatrick, John Curley

  • Center: Honoree Commissioner Richard Hope with family and friends

  • From left: Phil Blumenfeld, Dr. Sanford Zevon, Nina Blumenfeld

  • WPBF President Karen Quinn

  • Nancy McClatchie, County Legislator Ben Boykin

  • Mary Ellen & Glenn Bianco

  • From left: John Erickson, County Legislator Catherine Parker

  • From left: Agnese Farrell, Dr. Biagio Mignone, Agnese Amato

  • From left: Ruth Manecke, Mary Beth Gruber

  • From left: Diane DeCicco, Joseph DeCicco Sr., Katharine Woodward, Joseph DeCicco Jr.

  • From left: Kevin Doherty, Bob Marich, Alan Goldman

  • Dr. Nino Mignone

WPBF’s annual fall gala is one of the organization’s major fundraisers that support the city’s beautiful gardens, capital projects and programs.  At the 2017 sold-out gala, held at Westchester Hills Golf Club in October, there were about 200 attendees. Themed  Basket in the Park, the gala honored  Barbara and Richard Dannenberg, 20-year Platinum sponsors of the iconic Basket on North Broadway; and the White Plains Department of Public Works, represented by DPW Commissioner Richard Hope and Deputy Commissioner Stefania Mignone for their cooperation and facilitation of WPBF’s mission to make White Plains beautiful. DPW is involved every year in helping to plant daffodil bulbs and was instrumental in building and installing the new Basket in 2017, replacing the original that was destroyed by a car accident a year earlier.  Many individuals supported the Gala by attending the event as well as by buying space in the Gala Journal and donating gifts for a raffle and silent auction. Among those attending and sending congratulatory messages were city and state notables.