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Boys’ & Girls’ Towns of Italy (BGTI), a non-profit that empowers war refugee, migrant, and at-risk youth living on the streets of Italy, raised more than $500,000 at its 68th Annual Spring Ball on April 11, 2013 at The Pierre Hotel. The funds will be used for BGTI’s youth development program, in which young people from more than 18 different countries learn through self-government to lead, rather than become victims of circumstance. At the sold-out event, BGTI honored Joseph B. Ryan Jr. of Sabey Data Center Properties as Man of the Year, and actor-playwright Chazz Palminteri as Celebrity of the Year. Also in attendance were the Italian Consul General, Natalia Quintavalle, actor-entertainer Mario Cantone, and 2012 Celebrity of the Year Tony Danza.