Gala 2019

Thank you to all of our incredible supporters who made the Tourette Association of America Celebration Gala on Monday, November 18th at Capitale in the Bowery, NYC a tremendous success!

The evening raised nearly $1 million in support of the Tourette Association of America and its mission to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. It was a beautiful evening where hundreds of individuals come out to support the TS community.

Honored at the gala was David Begnaud, lead national correspondent for CBS This Morning. The night also featured keynote speaker Jumaane D. Williams, the Public Advocate for the City of New York.

About David Begnaud

David Begnaud is the lead national correspondent for CBS THIS MORNING based in  New York. He joined the Network in 2015 and his reporting, featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms including CBS THIS MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS, CBS SUNDAY MORNING and CBSN, has earned him some of journalism’s most prestigious awards. Counted among them is the George Polk Award for public service in 2018 for his coverage of Hurricane Maria. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of six, David is actively working with the Tourette Association of America to elevate national awareness and acceptance of the disorder. 

About Jumaane D. Williams

Jumaane D. Williams is the Public Advocate for the City of New York. Previously, he   served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District. Jumaane is a first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage. He graduated from the public school system, ultimately earning a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College. He began his   career as a community organizer at the Greater Flatbush Beacon School, and later   served as the Executive Director of NYS Tenants & Neighbors before being elected   to office. Jumaane has a long standing relationship with the Tourette Association of America. His personal story and advocacy efforts are creating greater awareness for Tourette Syndrome and the impact of mental health on society.