2018 Gala

583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street

6:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30pm Dinner & Student-Led Program

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Carole & Norm Barham

Stu & Elizabeth Bohart

Vicki & David Foley

Christopher Croft, Houlihan Lokey

Jeffrey R. Gural, GFP Real Estate  

David Dase & Jacqueline Flake

Alphonse Lembo  

Jennifer & Mark Feldman

Gifford Miller, Signature Urban Properties 

LaRue & Doreen Gibson

Virginia H. & Geoffrey F. Worden

Jane Greenman


Lea Paine Highet


Bonnie & Brad Klein


Jonathan Miller, Miller Ryan, LLC


Charles O'Byrne


Lisa Moran & Scott Ainsbury


Nancy & Burt Staniar


Questions? Email gala@nycoutwardbound.org


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-Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

“Outward Bound’s involvement with the creation of new schools has had a direct impact of the success of our students. I appreciate your support as we build on our vision for public education: that all students will be given the tools they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.”

—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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