Letter from TTF Vice-Chair Kathleen Campisano: TOTY is OUR Night for Fun, Fanfare, & Fundraising
May 18, 2023 | The Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) Toy of the Year® (TOTY®) Awards are right around the corner! One of my favorite events of the year, the TOTY Awards are an exclusive celebration that brings the entire toy industry together to honor the very best in toys and newly inducted hall of famers, and, most importantly, this amazing event supports our collective commitment to children in need. It’s our night of fun, fanfare, and fundraising!
Save the date to join myself and TTF on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City!
What we all have in common is our love for the toy industry and our commitment to bringing play to children everywhere. Year-round, TTF serves as our uniting force for our collective philanthropy to create a world where every child experiences play through toy donations, high impact grants to children’s hospitals and in response to emergency situations, and strategic programming that attracts diverse, young talent to the toy industry. The TOTY Awards are our annual opportunity to support our Foundation and join a mission that is bigger, more dynamic, and more impactful than any one of us can achieve on our own.
Every award nomination, sponsorship commitment, auction donation or bid (auction details will be announced soon), and ticket purchase automatically connects you to the mission at hand. Additionally, TOTY offers the industry new and valuable opportunities to support our business goals and place your company or product in front of hundreds of thousands of professionals and consumers. Award finalists and winners, event sponsors, and auction donors are placed in front of key media, promoted by influencers, shared on social, displayed at Toy Fair®, and more.
Visit the TOTY event page to learn more about the evening and ways to get involved.
Whether you have joined us before or are a first-time TOTY attendee, you will experience an exciting and unforgettable night celebrating the winners of the toy industry’s most prestigious awards, honoring the achievements of the Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees, networking with key industry players, bidding on one-of-a-kind auction items, dancing to lively entertainment, and most importantly, supporting children in need.
The TOTY Awards are a reflection and driver of the success of our industry. There is truly no better way to kick off your week at Toy Fair and celebrate and support your Foundation.
I look forward to seeing you all at the TOTY Awards – the premier night in the toy industry – on September 29 in NYC!
Follow #TOTY on social for real-time event news and use the hashtag to share with the industry how you’re participating.
Vice-Chair, The Toy Foundation Board of Trustees
Global Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Beacon Media Group