Rosie O'Donnell Charity Honors Sheila Nevins

26 Sep 2013 - By TW Staff

(Above: Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films with Rosie O'Donnell at the 10th anniversary gala for Rosie's Theater Kids/Photo Credit: Rosalie O'Connor)

Last night, Rosie's Theater Kids - one of the largest arts-in-education programs serving New York City public school students - marked its 10th anniversary gala celebration with a special tribute. Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films, was recognized for her longtime support of the organization and her unwavering commitment to the arts.

During the gala, held at the Marriott Marquis, the charity's founder and Emmy Award-winning television host and actress, Rosie O'Donnell, was presented with the inaugural Velvet Seat Award.

Founded in 2003, Rosie's Theater Kids has provided arts education programs free of charge to more than 50,000 New York City school students. Proceeds from the annual gala provide essential funding to ensure the organization can continue to grow and reach more children. Learn more here.