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On Monday, May 20, we will honor NYC Council Member and Education Committee Chair Rita Joseph at our 2024 Gala.

Monday, May 20, 2024

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

583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street
Festive Attire

This year’s Gala will celebrate NYC Council Member Rita Joseph for her deep commitment to NYC’s students and her continued advocacy for our work in schools. As always, our program will be led by students who attend our partner schools, and will highlight the ways in which we support success through immersive learning experiences and daring exploration.

The evening will also include the presentation of the R. Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award to an impactful and deserving educator within our network. Funds raised from our Gala help ensure that we can continue to provide equitable, immersive and joyful learning experiences to NYC’s public school students.

Purchase Your Ticket or Table

Use the form below to buy tickets or tables now via credit card.

Avoid transaction fees by paying by check, wire or stock transfer. To do so, complete this Pledge Form and email it to [email protected]. We particularly encourage this for $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 tables.

Questions? Contact Beth at [email protected] or (929) 233-7831.

Browse Photos & Videos from Past Years

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2023 Gala

In 2023, we honored Hon. Adrienne E. Adams, Speaker of the NYC Council, and longtime Board Member LaRue R. Gibson, Jr., Managing Director and Partner, LRG Wealth Advisors, a Hightower Advisors Firm. 

Gala 27_Students and Honorees on Stage

2022 Gala

After a two-year hiatus, we once again hosted our in-person Gala at 583 Park on Tuesday, May 24. We honored David C. Banks, Schools Chancellor, NYC Department of Education, and Gregory Worrell, Scholastic Incorporated Senior Consultant: Education.

2021 Gala

Our first-ever Virtual Gala took place on May 19, 2021, honoring three champions of educational equity —Hon. Mark Treyger, Dr. Lester Young, Jr., and Richard Stopol. Watch a full video recording of the Virtual Gala.

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