Loukoumi Foundation Dance Party and Make A Difference Awards at Lake Isle to Honor Eastchester Students

SAVE THE DATE! June 17 at 6pm for the Make A Difference with Loukoumi Dance Party and Awards Gala at the newly remodeled Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, NY, in celebration of Loukoumi's 10th Anniversary! Celebrity Guests include Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), FOX-5 anchors Ernie Anastos and Nick Gregory, soap star Frank Dicopoulos (Guiding Light) and others.

Honoring Michael Psaros, KPS Capital Partners, LP with the inaugural Loukoumi Foundation Inspiration Award. Presentation of the 1st annual Loukoumi Make A Difference Awards to The Anne Hutchinson School, Bronxville’s Chapel School and 7 great kids (including two from The Waverly School and one from Anne Hutch) whose good deeds truly made a difference on Make A Difference with Loukoumi Day!

DJ, Fun food and drinks for all ages and a Dream Day silent auction. Plus we will be awarding one child in attendance with their career Dream Day! To enter send us your child’s cell phone video by May 30th, 30 seconds or less telling us what they want to be when they grow up and why. Last year’s winner was Eastchester student Sophia Lotto, who lived her dream of becoming a Broadway star by singing from the Rock of Ages stages during the Make A Difference with Loukoumi TV Special.  The Special was filmed at the Anne Hutchinson School   featuring over 20 Eastchester students and aired nationally on FOX stations last October.

All proceeds from the June 17th event will benefit the Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches children to follow Loukoumi’s lead and to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others. Upcoming projects include a second TV special on the Discovery Channel and a Make A Difference with Loukoumi exhibit at the new Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye, NY. For tickets and information please visit: www.LoukoumiFoundation.org

Loukoumi, a fluffy little lamb, is the main character from the award-winning Loukoumi book series that wants to make the world a better place.  The Loukoumi Foundation educates children about career choices, helps them give back to their communities, and teaches them about Bullying awareness and prevention in conjunction with Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The Foundation also teaches children to be philanthropic by engaging them in programs and events where they do good deeds and raise funds for charities.

In addition, the Foundation sponsors Dream Day, where it makes a child’s career dreams come true. Some of the children’s dreams the Foundation made come true include playing soccer with New York’s Red Bulls, cooking on television with celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Cat Cora, sitting inside NASA’s mission control and watching the Phoenix spaceship land on Mars, acting with your favorite actress, a day at the NY Giants Training Camp, and singing on Broadway.

Formed with the consent of the New York State Department of Education, The Loukoumi Make a Difference Foundation, Inc. was inspired by the Make a Difference with Loukoumi annual project. Each year, Make a Difference with Loukoumi unites more than 40,000 children to make a difference through volunteer work or philanthropic activities. The project was honored with a 2014 USA Weekend National Make A Difference Award.


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