We're thrilled to announce that Our Family Table - a joint gala event benefiting our organization and our partners The Door and Broome Street Academy - was a whopping success.
With delectable food inspired by our neighborhoods, performers from our organizations, delightful desserts and the lively music of Grammy-nominated Ruthie Foster, it was an inspiring, lively evening we'll never forget.
With more than 360 guests and live donation pledging on the floor, our evening also included a special speech by our Chief Executive Officer Michael Zisser as he announced his retirement, as well as a speech from honoree Warby Parker.
If you'd like to experience some of the magic, check out our photo album online. You can also view a special video explaining our work that we debuted at the event.
We'd like to thank our sponsors for their support:
Big Apple Sponsor: Allen & Company
Gotham Sponsors: CBS Corporation and CBS Interactive; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation; JPMorgan Global Philanthropy Group; Kingdon Capital Management / Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation; Leah and Clayton Pope; Mónica de la Torre and Herb Allen
Empire Sponsors: Tamara Mellon and Michael Ovitz; Bethany and Euan Menzies; David Shapiro; General Growth Properties
Knickerbocker Sponsors: Bizzi & Partners Development / Halpern Real Estate Ventures; Barbara Hill and M. David Zurndorfer; Goldman Sachs; Google / YouTube; Gretchen Piller and Paul Schaye; Elaine and Rudy Schott; Harly Stevens/CBRE; Tessa and Ian Zilla
Liberty Sponsors: Nora Abousteit and Joshua Cooper Ramo; Sarah and Stuart Britton; Maya Browne and Laurence Pels; Eloise and Herb Elish; Evercore; The Gurland Family; Michelle and Gene Lewis; Microsoft; Frederick Nadd-Aubert; James K. Neill and Hih Song Kim; New York University; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw & Pittman; Proskauer Rose LLP; Jeanne and Robert Savitt; Cole Schotz PC; Andie & Charles Simon and Meredith & Tom Brokaw; Melissa Stern and Jim Friedlich; Warby Parker
We'd also like to thank our in-kind sponsors:
The Bourbon Review; Champagne Henriot; Jefferson's Bourbon; Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits
Finally, we'd like to thank those who donated prior to the event and those who pledged money while present. Without all of you, the work of our family of organizations would not be possible.