- Organization Name:A Midwinter Night's Dream
- Address:155 Main Street, Suite 4
Northport, NY 11768
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A Midwinter Night's Dream looks to raise funds and awareness for ALS research, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. We are a 501-C3 non-profit organization and over the last eight years we have raised over 2.5 million dollars for ALS research and we plan to continue to do that for many more.
A Midwinter Night's Dream is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis, ALS. Begun after the diagnosis of a beloved teacher of the Northport-East Northport School DIstrict in 2004, students, graduates, fellow teachers and community members banded together to aid all who have been affected by ALS. An annual gala dinner is the focal point of A Midwinter Night's Dream's fundraising efforts. The proceeds from this event are donated to different patients, ALS organizations, and science research centers. A Midwinter Night's Dream runs five unique programs for high school students: Fundraising Program, Research, Patient Services, Philanthropy Center and AMND Chapter program. Each program provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved with community service. Our experience in fundraising demonstrates that students can make a difference in the world. Besides raising money and awareness for ALS, educating our youth about philanthropy has become one of our major goals.
AMND was started back in 2004 when a biology teacher was diagnosed with ALS and there over eight years ago, a dream was born and a journey had begun. Every January, AMND hosts a gala at Oheka Castle attended by over 600 guests including ALS patients, friends, families, research centers and celebrities. The students of AMND spend over ten months gathering corporate sponsorships, soliciting local restaurants and businesses for raffles, donations and journal ads. On the day of the event, the students spend all day setting up the castle, picking up the food at local restaurants and making sure the stage is set for a magical evening. AMND students run the entire event, including creating marketing flyers, selling tickets, making raffle baskets and organizing a silent auction. Each year, the committee is comprised of about 40 high school students, ranging in age from 10th grade to 12th grade.
At each gala, AMND runs a student presentation that is highlighted by a guest speaker and a Hero for Hope award. The Hero for Hope award is presented to those who show leadership qualities and strive to help others in need. These recipients have given their time and energy to charity and the students honor them for their dedication. Below are previous year’s recipients:
- Year established:2004
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:United States
- Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
- IRS Section:501(c)(3)
- IRS Subsection:None
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