National Eating Disorders Association

We hope you enjoyed this celebration of resilience, hope, strength, and recovery!

After a year of change and challenge, we were delighted to gather and celebrate the resiliency of our community. We honored 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.

Photos from the evening

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

Hero Circle - $50,000

  1. Frank Bisignano

Leadership Circle - $25,000

  1. Carmel Partners

    At Carmel Partners, we are entrepreneurs and multifamily real estate experts. It’s a powerful combination, fully realized through our investment platform and nimble approach. Our disciplined processes and long-term outlook help us identify and execute compelling investment opportunities.

  2. Fidelity National

    Aligning Our Title and Real Estate Related Services to Enhance Your American Dream

  3. WatermanClark

    For over 30 years, Ric Clark and Tod Waterman have been responsible for executing some of the most creative and complex real estate investments and developments in global gateway cities. After collaborating on a variety of projects, they have combined their extensive real estate experience into WatermanCLARK.

  4. Geoff and Lizzy Craddock

Commitment Circle - $12,500

  1. ATG: Ambassador Theatre Group
  2. Dell EMC
  3. Eastdil Secured
  4. Fiserv
  5. Fried, Frank, Harris
  6. MassMutual
  7. Pillsbury Winthrop
  8. RXR
  9. Shearman & Sterling
  10. Shorenstein
  11. Glenn & Lori Shannon
  12. David & Elizabeth Sherman
  13. Dan & Vicki LePage
  14. William Rabin
  15. Robert Coven
  16. Michael Van Konyenburg

Recovery Circle - $5,000

  1. AmTrust
  2. CBRE
  3. DLA Piper
    Chris Smith
    Linda Yarden
  4. Greenberg Traurig LLC
  5. IQHQ
  6. Mulligan Security
  7. Vibrant Emotional Health
  8. Davis & Gilbert
  9. Loeb & Loeb
  10. Robert Ivanhoe
  11. Brian & Shelly Steinwurtzel

Spirit of Resilience - $2,500

  1. Blackstone
  2. 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.