30th Anniversary Gala

Thank you to all of our guests and supporters who joined us on June 1st at 583 Park Ave to honor Marc and Cathy Lasry and celebrate our 30th Anniversary.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise over $1,500,000, which will transform more schools and change more lives. 

Special thanks to our dinner chairs and vice chairs.



Avenue Capital


Stu & Elizabeth Bohart

    Christopher Croft

David Dase & Jacqueline Flake

    Stanley Druckenmiller

Barry Diller, IAC

    Darice and Jason Fadeyi

Vicki & David Foley

    Jennifer & Mark Feldman

Jeff Gural

    LaRue & Doreen Gibson

Mark Newhouse

    Goodwin Procter LLP

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

    Caroline B. Gottschalk

Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

    Jane Greenman

Josh & Beth Struzziery


Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.

    Lea Paine Highet

Mark F. Vassallo

    John Khoury

Amanda Vaughn

    Gifford Miller

Virginia H. & Geoffrey F. Worden

    Forest City Ratner Companies


    Jonathan Miller


    Lisa Moran & Scott Ainsbury


    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison


    Robert W. Johnson IV Charitable Trust


    Michael I. Roth, Interpublic Group


    Teena Sankoorikal and Mike Mignone


    Nancy & Burt Staniar

Special thanks, too, to our four amazing student speakers

Shazzarda Davis, Senior, Leaders High School
Aissatou Diallo, 8th grade, Launch
Natalia Gonzalez, Senior, Gaynor McCown School
Jovani Hernandez, Senior, Brooklyn Collaborative

Watch their speeches online on our YouTube page!

Check out photos of the event here


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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