SNL’s Kenan Thompson and Foster Care Advocates Join Precious Dreams Foundation Gala

Chase announced as The Presenting Sponsor of the
11th Annual Laughter and Lullabies Gala

October 31, 2022, New York, NYPrecious Dreams Foundation (PDF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children in foster care and in homeless shelters, will host its 11th Annual Laughter and Lullabies Gala on November 3, 2022.  Chase, the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., is this year’s presenting sponsor and has partnered with PDF to expand the organization’s program offerings with a goal of bringing financial health and long-term wellness solutions to family shelters across the tri-state area. 

“We are delighted to partner with Chase, an organization that is equally passionate about driving economic inclusion for youth and families experiencing uncertainty and homelessness,” said Nicole Russell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Precious Dreams Foundation. “With the critical support from Chase we can offer our youth hope and security through tangible solutions and financial guidance.”

“Precious Dreams Foundation does critically important work to support the comprehensive needs of children in foster care and living in homeless shelters, connecting them to resources that help them thrive,” said Jason Patton, managing director, Northeast Community Banking and Development, JPMorgan Chase. “We are so proud to support the organization and help them expand outreach services, including financial health workshops, to more young people throughout the region.” 

The foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala will kick-off with a cocktail reception sponsored by Diageo and silent auction followed by a five-star dining experience during a star-studded line-up of entertainment. This year’s host is News 12’s Phil Taitt and the program will feature appearances by SNL host Kenan Thompson, and comedians Alyce Chan, and Zarna Garg. The event will also feature an award presentation honoring Joseph Belluck, Partner at Belluck & Fox, for his significant contributions to the organization’s growth and expansion and a keynote from author and foster care activist, Kenisha Anthony. Companies like Humble Dreams Capital and Simmons, Hanly, Firm contribute each year to see the organization expand its services to support the growing number of youth in need of state assistance. 

The Precious Dreams Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala is the organization’s largest fundraising event. It has served as the growth engine that allows PDF to partner and serve foster homes and homeless shelters in nine cities across the states, raising awareness of the benefits of teaching self-comfort, and direct mental health and resilience-focused services for children. As the organization continues to expand, a growing amount of young people find comfort as they transition in and out of state support.


About Precious Dreams Foundation

Precious Dreams Foundation was established in 2012 by mother-daughter duo Nicole Russell and Angie Medina. The organization was established exclusively to provide youth (birth – 24yrs) in foster care and homeless shelters with bedtime comfort items, programs to encourage healthy coping skills and cohorts that create pathways to their dreams. For more information about Precious Dreams Foundation, visit 

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


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