In 1984 local Rochester businesses, child welfare agencies and community leaders Lou and Kathie Bivona responded to the abduction of 6 year old Adam Walsh by forming the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center. This center merged with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® in 1992 and became NCMEC's New York regional office. The New York office is located in Rochester, N.Y. and has satellite offices in Buffalo, Saratoga Springs, Metro NYC and Utica. In addition to the activities noted below the New York office provides technical assistance to families, law enforcement, attorneys, and other professionals concerning missing and exploited children cases.
New York Regional Office Events
The Ride for Missing Children
The Ride for Missing Children is a 100 mile bicycle ride honoring our nation's missing children. The ride creates awareness of child victimization and raises money to support the New York Regional Office's ongoing work. Rides take place in Rochester, Buffalo, Utica, Albany and Syracuse, NY. To learn more visit ride.missingkids.com.
Annual Bethpage State Park Golf Outing
The 19th annual tournament will be held on June 5, 2017 at Bethpage State Park Red Course. This tournament includes cart, pro and green fees, golf shirt, gift bag, lunch, refreshments and dinner.
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Dish It Out: Rochester
Dish It Out is a signature gourmet celebrity chef competition bringing together Rochester's finest chefs and exciting local celebrities to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Experience an exciting evening of socializing as you indulge in the world class cuisine, expertly paired with fine wines and micro brews all while you enjoy our legendary silent and live auctions. Vote for the “Peoples Choice” and see who wins the grand culinary prize. To learn more visit www.dishitout.org/Rochester/Event.
Dish it Out for Kids: Buffalo
Dish it Out for Kids is an exciting chef competition and dinner auction at the iconic Salvatore’s Italian Gardens featuring a wide array of silent and live auction items and gourmet food and wines. Guests enjoy dinner, drinks, music and friends while bidding on items and experiences and supporting the work of the NCMEC Buffalo office. For more information visit www.dishitout.org/Buffalo/The-Event.
Dish it Out: Saratoga
Dish it Out Saratoga expands our signature celebrity chef challenge to the Capital Region of NY State held in the beautiful city of Saratoga Springs, NY at the Saratoga City Center. Executive Chefs from the areas finest restaurants are paired with local celebrities to prepare and offer gourmet food, wine and spirit pairings in an atmosphere of fun and excitement while raising funds to support the work of the NCMEC Capital Region Office. For more information please visit www.dishitout.org/Saratoga/Event.
Tee Off for Kids
Tee Off for Kids is a fun golf outing to support the New York Regional Office. To learn more visit www.teeoffforkids.org.
The funds raised by NCMEC's New York office are used to provide local case assistance and spearhead prevention education services in the state of New York.
NCMEC/NY Young Professional Board
What is the Young Professionals Board?
The Young Professionals (YP) Board was created to help support the work of NCMEC. Members of the YP board work on increasing awareness, assist with fundraising efforts, and advocate on critical issues that will enhance and support the agency's mission. We are the first National Young Professionals Board for NCMEC. We have been showing New York that Generation X and Millennial's can help make a difference and contribute positively to our community and NCMEC.
What has the NCMEC Young Professionals' Board Done so far?
The Young Professionals Board has assisted with conducting child ID Kits, partnered with the Public Market, attended several community events to talk about NCMEC services, engaged children and families in discussions on how to keep children safe, advocated with local politicians for policy change and funding, held happy hours and created two fundraising events; The Mystery Dinner and an annual kickball tournament, Kicks 4 Kids. We also support existing events such as the Ride For Missing Children and Dish It Out.
How Can You Become Involved?
If you have a passion for community outreach, are interested in networking and socializing with other young professionals in the area, and want to help engage others in supporting the important work of NCMEC we have several ways to become involved! We are actively seeking applications for membership to the Young Professionals Board. The Board has several committees’ you can become involved with, including the Awareness/Fundraising Team, Public Relations and Legislative Committee. We also can use volunteers for our events!
Mystery Dinner - A dinner theater production where guests acquire clues as they travel throughout the historic Century Club and interact with performance cast members to solve the mystery.
Kicks4Kids – A friendly kickball tournament held at Genesee Valley Park.
For more information please contact us at YPrecruitmentNY@gmail.com
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
New York Regional Office
275 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608-1042
610 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202-1900
359 Ballston Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4723
NCMEC/New York/Mohawk Valley
934 York Street
Utica, NY 13502-3930
NCMEC/New York/Metro NYC
10-40 Borden Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101