Michael Huseby Honored As Man of the Year
The Night of A Million Lights Gala was held on Wednesday, December 2nd at Park 585, an elegant event venue in Manhattan. The Gala was a joint fundraiser to raise much needed funds for the Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism (FCA) and Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC).
Thanks to Life’s WORC/FCA Board Member Kanuj Malhotra – Barnes & Noble Education, Michael Huseby was the Honoree. Mr. Huseby is the Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education. He formerly served as CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc. As a result of Michael’s efforts, with help from Kanuj and Life’s WORC/FCA Co-Chair Rick DelMastro, the event attracted prominent national business leaders including Alan Shwartz of Guggenheim Partners. Len Riggio former Chair of Barnes & Noble plus executives from KPMG (event sponsor), Charter Communications, Barnes & Noble and Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
The Night of a Million Lights Gala attracted over 450 people attended the event and raised $650,000. John Donvan served as Master of Ceremonies. He is co-author of – In A Different Key: The Story of Autism – which is being released in January, 2016. John is also a contributing correspondent to ABC Nes where, in his three decade career he served as Chief White House Correspondent.
The Gala concluded with a medley of songs sung by Marissa Ann Rizzitello who introduced – Then One Day – a song written and performed by Marissa Ann for the benefit of the FCA
Photos – award presentation to Huseby and photo of Marissa Ann singing Then One Day