By Brian Hester
The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY.org) held its 17th Annual Benefit Gala, honoring long-time SAY supporter and Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail with the Budd Mayer Advocacy Award, and inducting SAY’s Musical Director Everett Bradly into the SAY Hall of Fame. The evening was hosted by Broadway’s Tony-Award-winning, past SAY Honoree Kelli O’Hara; the benefit gala took place last evening at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and was followed by a Chef’s Tasting Event at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY.org) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impacts of stuttering, including Camp SAY; Confident Voices after-school & weekend programs; Speech Therapy, and support groups.
This year’s event Gala Chairs are Fred & Maria Ragucci, & TD Ameritrade; Gala Co-Chairs are Bettina & Michael Klein, & The Moglia Family Foundation and Gala Vice-Chairs are AECOM Tishman, Guggenheim Partners, & Marcia & Bill Withers.