2019 Fall Benefit

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The 2019 Fall Benefit & Silent Auction, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” features an extensive silent auction, dinner, cocktails, and a night full of dancing. This black-tie themed event annually brings together over 500 supporters to celebrate the impact of our life-changing programs and to relive the spirit of childhood!

Fall 2019 Event Leadership

Benefit Chairs

  • Isabelle B. Krusen
    Courtney Alexis Langer
    Tamie Peters Thomas & Richard D. Thomas

Vice Chairs

  • Scott K. Banerjee

    Jason Bordainick

    David Cotterman

    Catherine Dewey

    Keisha & Troy Dixon

    Marjan Mehrkhast

    Dana Pollock

    Frank A. Zimbaro

Ticket Chairs

  • David Mehlman
    Amanda K. Starbuck

Auction Chair

  • Mara Upson

Benefit Committee

  • Alyson Cambridge

    Gwen Chelidze

    Katie N. Currell

    Marianna Dimentman

    Bernard Guinyard

    Alexander Hamer

    Trey Hanlan

  • Heather Hays

    Nicholas Harris Hemmerly

    Sade Henry

    Mollie Huff

    H. Branch Johnson

    Sol Kassorla

    John J. Kelly IV

    Meghan & Adam Klopp

    Lola Linarte

    Mary Stewart Malone

    Gerard Mayorga

    Ngozi Oghedo

    Christina S. Ronac

    John Schutty

    Katrina A. Steel & Alexander Zweig

    James T. Tang

    Samantha Zager

Supporters

Gold Underwriters

  • Blavatnik Family Foundation
  • The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Hillside Capital Incorporated /
  • John & Jeanet Irwin
  • K Period Media
  • Thalle Industries

Underwriters

  • Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office
  • Michael Bogner
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Con Edison
  • Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP
  • Wendy R. Flanagan & Chris O’Malley
  • Donald L. Hawks III
  • Krusen Family Foundation
  • The Nicholas Martini Foundation
  • Mats & Lydia Carlston / Winston & Strawn
  • The Witten Family

Patrons

  • Academy Bus
  • Scott K. Banerjee
  • Dime Community Bank
  • Anne Davey
  • Joseph J. & Allison F. Magliocco
  • David & Nilam Perpich
  • Sharon Davis
  • Interaudi Bank
  • Max Wygod

Sponsors

  • Kayanna Dewey Charitable Trust
  • Sol Kassorla
  • Alex Kupferberg
  • Dana Pollock & David Cotterman
  • Wallerstein Foundation

Council

  • Isabelle B. Krusen
  • Ashton Abbot
  • Peter Harris Alden
  • Ian Bain
  • Scott K. Banerjee
  • Taryn and Alex Berkett
  • Michael Bogner
  • Meghan Borden
  • Anne Davey
  • Steve DeLuca
  • Janet Gorgone
  • Elizabeth Harrow
  • Sade Henry
  • Lindsay K. Herron
  • Cristen Koufakis
  • Tolly Krusen
  • Alex Kupferberg
  • Courtney Alexis Langer
  • Amelie Lonergan
  • David Mehlman
  • Marjan Mehrkhast
  • Elizabeth Morgan
  • Cecilia Mortimore
  • Nina Morton
  • Benji Nwachukwu
  • Will C. Page
  • Nicolas K. Rafferty
  • Megan Petrie Ramm
  • Daniel Kosinski
  • Will Rodd
  • Chanler Rutherfurd
  • Alexandra and Edward Shaheen
  • Anthony Shropshire
  • Amanda K. Starbuck
  • Clifton and Tina Teagle
  • Tamie Peters Thomas
  • Evan W. Uhlick
  • Mara Upson
  • Lauren Wallerstein
  • Emily Weiss
  • Dwight Williams