Save the Date for the 110th Anniversary Gala!

2024 marks 110 years of Professional Children’s School.

Join the PCS community for a festive reception, inspiring performances, and our annual Legacy Award presentations at the 110th Anniversary Gala. Proceeds from the Gala will directly benefit the PCS Financial Aid Fund.

in support of the Financial Aid Fund 

240 West 47th Street
New York City

6:30 PM – Festive Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM – Seated Dinner & Reverse Auction
8:30 PM – Presentation of PCS Legacy Award and Powerful Student Performances

Festive Attire


[Photo credit: Jenna Greene]


PCS Class of 1997

Christina Ricci has been seen in countless films and television series since her childhood. Ricci’s film career began when she was just nine years old, acting alongside Cher and Winona Ryder in Mermaids. In 1995, shortly after the success of her film, Casper, Ricci enrolled in PCS. Her career has spanned decades, appearing in such films as The Addams Family, The Addams Family Values, Now and Then, The Ice Storm, The Opposite of Sex, Buffalo 66, Sleepy Hollow, Monster, and others. Most recently, her television credits include Wednesday and her Emmy and Golden-Globe nominated performance in Yellowjackets. Ricci also starred in the Amazon original series Z: The Beginning of Everything, for which she also served as a producer and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, for which earned her a 2016 SAG Award® nomination. Ricci has also appeared in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. 

Ricci boasts an impressive array of accolades, having been nominated for prestigious awards at the Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, Satellite, and Critic’s Choice Award ceremonies.

Professional Children’s School is proud to honor Christina Ricci as the 2024 Legacy Award recipient, celebrating her many contributions to the film and television industry.


PCS is exceedingly grateful for the leadership and generosity of the members of our Host Committee for
supporting the Gala and empowering the young people of Professional Children’s School to pursue their dreams.

The Host Committee supports the Gala and helps to underwrite the direct costs of the event,
enabling all additional ticket sales and contributions
to directly support our students through the PCS Financial Aid Fund. 

Honorary Chairs

Melanie Harris ’91 and Rob Fraiman
Erin and Brendan Scanlon
Moses Singer

Honorary Vice Chairs

Alyssa Grikscheit
Diane Kenney
Simone and Fehmi Zeko

Executive Host Committee

Amanda and Ritam Bhalla
The Bommer Family
Donald and Susan Brant
Ernest and Kay Frank
Isaac and Kiran Greaney
Eleena Melamed ’96
Jason Weinberg and Merritt Johnson

Host Committee

Jesse and Anne Ausubel
David R. Bixler ’71
Marian Brown and John Glassie
Darrell and Amy Crate ’89
Brian and Jenny Hogan
Sonja Kostich ’90
Dr. Jennifer London and
Dr. Joshua Socolow

Robert and Sharon Musiker
Peter Pileski
Sonya and Darren Schroeder
Denise Jackson Sutherland ’69