2016 Gala


Chairman, New York City Planning Commission 

June 2, 2016
at 63rd Street 

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner
Festive Attire 

Silent Auction opens May 24

Special thanks to our dinner chairs and vice chairs



Stu & Elizabeth Bohart

   John Catsimatidis, Red Apple Group

David Dase & Jacqueline Flake    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Barry Diller, IAC

   Christopher Croft, Houlihan Lokey

Joseph & Diana DiMenna

   Jennifer & Mark Feldman

James L. Dolan

   LaRue & Doreen Gibson

Vicki & David Foley

   Caroline B. Gottschalk, Simpson Thacher

Jeffrey R. Gural, Newmark Grubb

   & Bartlett LLP

Knight Frank


Mark Newhouse, Advance Publications

   Gifford Miller, Signature Urban Properties

Charles Phillips, Infor

   Jonathan Miller, Miller Ryan, LLC

Bruce Ratner & Maryanne Gilmartin,

   Lisa Moran & Scott Ainsbury

Forest City Ratner Companies

   Michael I. Roth, Interpublic Group

Josh & Beth Struzziery

   Teena Sankoorikal & Michael Mignone

Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.

   Konrad & Catherine Schwarz

The New York Times Company

   Tony Spring, Bloomingdale's

Mark F. Vassallo, Lightyear Capital 

   Nancy & Burt Staniar

Virginia H. & Geoffrey F. Worden

   Mary Ann Tighe & Gregory Tosko, CBRE


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-Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

“NYC Outward Bound is…defying the lie, defying the myth, defying the stereotypes about what children can and cannot do.”
—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

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—Joel Klein, former Chancellor, NYC Department of Education

 “When you walk through the NYC Outward Bound schools, you really do get the sense that these kids are working with very high expectations, that they really are being pushed and prepared for college in all the ways possible.”

—Adam Tucker, Senior Program Officer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

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Highlights from our 2016 Gala

Our program was entirely student-led including our presentations to our honoree: Carl Weisbrod

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