Harnessing the Power of Possible Gala Draws People Closer to The Fedcap Group’s Mission

The Fedcap Group’s Gala celebrated the breaking down of barriers for people who are achieving economic and social well-being.

On Monday evening, hundreds of people filled Cipriani 42nd Street for The Fedcap Group’s Annual Celebration of the Power of Possible Gala. Throughout the captivating event we considered how vision, connection, solutions and hope enable us to Harness the Power of Possible in the lives of those we serve, beginning by taking a look at some of the highlights from 2023. View our 2023 highlights video.

We reflected on the role that vision played in the establishment of the 23 companies of The Fedcap Group, applauded the remarkable community connections that support us in meeting people’s diverse and complex needs, contemplated the impact of our innovative solutions, filling gaps in the service system, and remembering the significance of instilling hope in those we serve. See our company leaders discuss The Power of Possible.

During the evening we honored Craig Newmark, founder of Craig’s List, with our first ever Power of Possible award for his remarkable contribution to Civic Hall at Union Square. Launched in fall of 2023, Civic Hall at Union Square is an 85,000-square-foot digital learning center. Learn more about Civic Hall.

Our featured community partners included The Locker Project of Maine, New York Cares, New York State Fraternal Order of Police, Martha’s Table in Washington DC, SAFE Alliance of Austin TX and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department of Boston – all were thanked for their tremendous collaboration and support of our mutual clients. Watch our tribute to our community partners.

We were also inspired by the courage, humor and tenacity of twin brothers Dylan and Dayton Thomas, born with an extremely rare form of muscular dystrophy, and yet both succeeding in achieving their dreams. Meet Dylan and Dayton. 

We were deeply moved by the story of US Army veteran Jennifer Grubb who overcame incredibly difficult circumstances to get to where she is today, and we were filled with joy in hearing how Fernando Santiago left prison, turned his life around, and celebrates 20 years of employment with Fedcap, overseeing the facility management of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. See a video about Fernando’s journey.

The extraordinary evening concluded with Broadway musician Angela Birchett and the LaGuardia High School Gospel Choir singing a rousing version of Stand Up for Something, leaving the crowed energized and inspired.

What an amazing, heartwarming celebration of the work of The Fedcap Group … making the seemingly impossible, possible!

Gala 2023 Gallery