National Eating Disorders Association

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the various legal restrictions placed on social gatherings, NEDA will be requiring proof of vaccinations at the entrance of The Ziegfeld Ballroom.

We hope you will join us for this celebration of resilience, hope, strength, and recovery!

After a year of change and challenge, we are delighted to gather and celebrate the resiliency of our community. We will be honoring individuals and families who embody the qualities of recovery, strength and hope that are beacons of light for others as they move through their personal eating disorders journey.

This year we honor

Spirit of Resilience

  1. Bryce Dershem
    Eastern Regional Valedictorian

Inspire Awards

  1. Whitney Arcaro
    Executive Vice President,
    Head of Marketing and Retail,
    RXR Realty
  2. Alisa Mall
    Managing Director,
    Foresite Capital
  3. Lauren Young
    Brookfield Asset Management
    Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Brookfield Asset Management

Spirit of Courage Award

  1. The Grace Holland Cozine Foundation

Special Performances By

  1. Lauren Patten
    Star of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill
  2. Jenni Schaefer
    Singer, Author and Speaker

NEDA Co-Chairs

  1. Frank Bisignano Fiserv, NEDA Board Member
  2. Scott Rechler RXR Realty
  3. Ric Clark WatermanClark
  4. Glenn Shannon Shorenstein Properties, NEDA Board Member
  5. Fran Federman IQHQ, Inc., NEDA Board Member
  6. Michael Dershem MAPay LLC
  7. Heather Hower Brown University, NEDA Board Member
  8. Dan LePage NEDA Board Member
  9. Julie Finkelstein NEDA Board Member
  10. William S. Elder RXR Realty

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Leadership Circle - $25,000

  1. Carmel Partners
  2. Fidelity National
  3. WatermanClark
  4. Geoff and Lizzy Craddock

Commitment Circle - $12,500

  1. Dell EMC
  2. Fiserv
  3. Fried, Frank, Harris
  4. MassMutual
  5. Pillsbury Winthrop
  6. RXR
  7. Shearman & Sterling
  8. Shorenstein
  9. Glenn & Lori Shannon
  10. Dan & Vicki LePage
  11. William Rabin

Recovery Circle - $5,000

  1. CBRE
  2. Greenberg Traurig LLC
  3. Mulligan Security
  4. Robert Ivanhoe
  5. Brian & Shelly Steinwurtzel

Spirit of Resilience - $2,500

  1. Doug Bunnell

The Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 W. 54th Street
New York, NY 10019


For information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table, click here. For event inquiries or questions, please contact Margo Lucero at [email protected].

The top of the Empire State Building, lit in green and blue against the night sky.Special thanks to the Empire State Realty Trust for lighting the iconic Empire State Building in green and blue in honor of the 2021 NEDAwareness Week!


The Helmsley Building, lit in green and blue, photographed from the ground.Special thanks to RXR Realty for their support of 2021 NEDAwareness Week and lighting the universally recognized landmark, The Helmsley Building, in green and blue.