WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County's Operation PROM is nearing its 10th anniversary gala on Thursday, Jan. 23.
Operation PROM previously raised and funded the Senior Prom for the Channel View High School in Rockaway, Queens, who were affected by Hurricane Sandy for the 2013 season. For the 2014 Prom season, money raised through the 10th Anniversary Gala and other fundraising opportunities will allow Operation PROM to select a high school in financial need and fund their Prom.
“Operation PROM is a great program,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Westchester County is pleased to continue to co-sponsor this program through our Department of Social Services.”
Noel D’Allacco, Founder of Operation PROM, said representatives are set to announce the celebrity Prom Queen at the 10 year anniversary gala on Jan. 23.
“Not only are we celebrating 10 years of being a Westchester based non-profit, but we are also proud to say that we are still 100 percent non-profit, with no salaries given at our organization. Everyone is a volunteer," D'Allacco said.
Operation PROM recently welcomed its newest board members, including Jared Rice of the New Rochelle City Council, and TV personality, Jene Luciani, in addition to 10th Anniversary Prom sponsors, Westchester Magazine, Bloomingdale’s, Broken Bow Brewery, Ammirati Coffee & Tea Co., Greater Than We, The College of Westchester, Life Cleaners, MSM Designz, WAG Magazine, State Farm Insurance, and The Men’s Wearhouse.
For more information on Operation PROM, its chapters, how to donate or obtain a dress or to get involved, residents are asked to visit the Operation PROM website.