The Really Big Show 2018 Will Feature the B-52s to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW

PURCHASE, NY, Sept. 19, 2018 – The Really Big Show — named Westchester County’s best nonprofit event by Westchester Magazine — will return to the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, N.Y., on Nov. 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for an exceptional evening of music and entertainment headlined by “the world’s greatest party band,” the B-52s.

Known for their zany, retro hits like “Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Roam,” and “Private Idaho,” the B-52s will top an outstanding lineup of variety acts that includes the world-renowned Harlem Gospel Choir, the Jazz House Kids, Matt Schuler, Matt Whittaker, and The Really Big Show Singers.

The Presenting Sponsor is Morgan Stanley and all proceeds from The Really Big Show will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester’s youth mentoring programs. Now in its third year, The Really Big Show was originally inspired by the ‘60s variety show classic, “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

The Really Big Show 2018 will honor Morgan Stanley Managing Director, Chad Johnson, Head of National Sales for Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A. The master of ceremonies for this year’s event will be Morgan Stanley Managing Director and award-winning children’s book author, Sandra L. Richards. This year’s event co-chairs are Big Brother Big Sisters Advisory Council members Deborah Boillot and Jackie Meisenberg.

Individual tickets start at $175 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $350 to $50,000. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online through this link to the Big Brothers Big Sisters website or by calling (914) 937-3779.

“The Really Big Show is a wonderful evening of music and entertainment that brings everyone together to give back and show support for those in our community who need it most. I am overjoyed by its success and excited that we are back again this year,” said The Really Big Show creator and founder Richard J. Franchella, Managing Director – Wealth Management and Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Central and Eastern Pennsylvania Complex.

“We are extremely grateful that The Really Big Show has been such a success the last couple of years. We would not be able to continue the important work that we do without the support of Morgan Stanley and our wonderful Westchester community,” stated Valerie A. Brown, BBBS Executive Director. “Please join us for a night of unforgettable performances and fun in the name of BBBS and the children it serves. You will not be disappointed!” Additional supporters include Shoreline Foods, Eaton Vance, Thuzio and ACK Asset management LLC to name a few.

About Family Services of Westchester
Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is a nonprofit organization operating in Westchester County, NY since 1954. With over 50 innovative programs, FSW provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children, and individuals at every stage of the life cycle. Learn more about FSW here.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a youth mentoring program operated under the umbrella of FSW. Since 1958, its mission has been to help children realize and reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. BBBS matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with young people, ages 7 – 17 (Littles), to create meaningful and enduring relationships that have been proven to positively impact youth throughout their lives. Learn more about BBBS here.


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