2014 Gala Dinner


Mayor of New York City
Founding President of NYC Outward Bound Schools 

The Pierre Hotel
6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner
Festive Attire 

Special thanks to our dinner chairs and vice chairs



Stuart Bohart, Fortress 

   Chris Croft, Houlihan Lokey

Investment Group

   LaRue and Doreen Gibson

Barry Diller, IAC

   Jane Greenman

David Dase & Jacqueline Flake

   Gifford Miller,

Jeffrey R. Gural, Newmark 

   Signature Urban Properties

Grubb Knight Frank

   Jonathan MillerMiller Ryan,

Mark Newhouse, Advance 



   Robert S. Miller, Flatiron

Bruce Ratner

   Books/Macmillan USA

Forest City Ratner Companies

   Lisa Moran & Scott Ainsbury

Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.,

   Charles Phillips, Infor

The New York Times Company

   William E. Phillips, Ogilvy 

Mark F. Vassallo,

   & Mather

Lightyear Capital

   Tony Spring, Bloomingdale's

Virginia & Geoffrey Worden

   Michael I. Roth,


   Interpublic Group


   Peter Thonis, RLM Finsbury


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NYC Outward Bound... does truly extraordinary work in the field of education."
-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

“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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Highlights from our 2014 Gala

Our program was entirely student-led including our presentations to our honorees: Mayor Bill de Blasio & Founding President & CEO Richard Stopol