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2018 Gala

Thank you to all of our guests and supporters who joined us at our 2018 Annual Gala on May 16 at 583 Park Ave to honor Diana and Joe DiMenna and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

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

Special thanks to our dinner chairs and vice chairs:


Carole & Norm Barham
Vicki & David Foley
Jeffrey R. Gural, GFP Real Estate
Alphonse Lembo
Gifford Miller, Signature Urban Properties
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Beth Carney & Josh Struzziery
Gaby & Arthur Sulzberger
Virginia H. & Geoffrey F. Worden

Vice Chairs

Stu & Elizabeth Bohart
Christopher Croft, Houlihan Lokey
Ravenel Curry
David Dase & Jacqueline Flake
Fiona & Stanley Druckenmiller
Darice & Jason Fadeyi
Jennifer & Mark Feldman
LaRue & Doreen Gibson
Goodwin & Brian Pastuszenski
Jane Greenman
Lea Paine Highet
Paul T. Jones II
Tom Keyes and Keith Fox
The Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation
Bonnie & Brad Klein
Jonathan Miller, Miller Ryan, LLC
Lisa Moran & Scott Ainsbury
Charles O’Byrne
Teena Sankoorikal & Mike Mignone
Nancy & Burt Staniar
Amanda Vaughn

View photos from the 2018 Gala

Special thanks, too, to our amazing student and alumna speakers Brendis Gonzalez, Alumna and Teacher, WHEELS; Tafura Taslima, Senior, Brooklyn Collaborative; Anna Vera, Senior, Leaders High School.

Watch the video below to hear from student Tafura Taslima, who MC’d the evening.

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