A Chance in Life hosts its annual gala at the Pierre: PHOTOS

Karen King, Bernadette Milito, Francesca Braschi, Emilie Puzio, Mary Ann Mastroianni (credit: Annie-Watt)

A Chance in Life charity raised over $1 million on Tuesday night for refugee, migrant and at-risk youth at its annual gala at the Pierre .

250 guests attended the event in total; among the most notable were Tony Danza, Countess Francesca Braschi, Jan Chipman, Paula Cangialosi, Mary Ann Mastroianni, and Emilie Puzio.

Gabriele Delmonaco, Frank Bisignano, Francesco Genuardi, Robert Iommazzo (credit: Annie Watt)

Frank Bisignano, CEO of First Data Corporation, received the “Michelangelo D’oro Award” for his contributions to the cause, and he later made the biggest donation of the evening of $150,000.

The New York Star Orchestra serenaded guests while they danced. Everyone went home with gift bags filled with Rosenblum Cellars wine and Colavita Olive Oil.

Larry Kaiser (credit: Annie Watt)
Michael E. Maag, Jan Chipman (credit: Annie-Watt)
Karen King, Herb Cohen (credit: Annie Watt)
John Salvato (credit: Annie Watt)
Karen King, Tony Danza, Francesca Braschi (credit: Annie Watt)
Frank Bisignano, Francesca Braschi, Gabriele Delmonaco (credit: Annie Watt)
Dr. Mauro Romita, Camille Romita (credit: Annie Watt)