Another fantastic evening celebrating our scholars' many accomplishments!
Because of those who attended, contributed, and supported our 5th Annual Are You Smarter Than a Breakthrough New York Student? Gala on May 16, we raised over $750,000 towards bolstering our students' dreams of college graduation. Everyone had a wonderful time as we honored Gerald Cooper, partner at Campbell Lutyens, and Lester J. Owens, managing director, global head of wholesale banking operations at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Cheryl Wills, anchor at Spectrum NY1 News, kept everyone in high spirits throughout the evening as our emcee.
one of the many highlights of the evening was hearing the story of david silva, btny class of 2024, who will be enrolling in babson college in the fall.
watch the following video to learn about his story too!
Our signature trivia contest, are you smarter than a breakthrough new york student? Was hosted by The Big Quiz Thing Again this year. Eighth Grader Denyce Romero Morales emerged from the final round as champion!
FOR PICTURES FROM THE EVENT, CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK ALBUM.
YOU'LL SEE GREAT SHOTS OF OUR HONOREES, BOARD MEMBERS, GUESTS, STUDENTS, STAFF, AND MORE!
DON'T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and snapchat SO THAT YOU DON'T MISS OUT ON FUTURE events TOO.
Tremendous thanks to all those who contributed towards the event
Especially our Gala Chairs and Benefit Committee
Niraj Shah, Chair Mary Gay Townsend, Chair Bonnie Litt, Board Chair
Jack and Joanne Paris
Kyung-Ah Park and Rob Wolk
Lauren and Rory Post
Sarah and Dan Rappoport
Liz and David Sherman
Laura J. Sloate
Beth and Zach Solomon
Adina and Woody Young
Hannah Blumenthal and Quentin Chu
Maria and Sherlock Hackley, Jr.
Maria Jelescu-Dreyfus and Daniel Dreyfus
Malika and Sunil Malhotra
Alisa Mall and Ari Rosenberg
Terri and Andrew Marks