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.

                          Gerald Cooper

                          Gerald Cooper

                          Lester J. Owens

                          Lester J. Owens

               Cheryl Wills

               Cheryl Wills

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! 

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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

Mona Shah

Liz and David Sherman

Laura J. Sloate

Beth and Zach Solomon

Jamie Townsend

Adina and Woody Young

Ted Bigman

Hannah Blumenthal and Quentin Chu

Charles Fournier

Kevin Foley

Maria and Sherlock Hackley, Jr.

Maria Jelescu-Dreyfus and Daniel Dreyfus

Jenifer Liu

Malika and Sunil Malhotra

Alisa Mall and Ari Rosenberg

Terri and Andrew Marks

David Mitchell

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Special thanks to our corporate sponsors as well!

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