America Needs You 9th Annual Gala @ The Plaza Hotel
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
America Needs You 9th Annual Gala @ The Plaza Hotel | New York | New York | United States

This year marks the 9th annual America Needs You (ANY) Benefit Dinner. Through mentorship, career development, networking and holistic support ANY ensures that the students in its cohort remain high achievers through graduation and into the workforce. The ANY Benefit celebrates the exceptional first generation college students in the organization’s pipeline, along with champions in the civic and business arena. First Gen and education-partial Haute Givers will want to be in attendance as they honor Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Johnson & Johnson and Richard O’Toole, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Related Companies.

America Needs You (ANY) 

2018 Annual Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

at The Plaza Hotel


Wanda Bryant Hope

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer,

Johnson & Johnson


Richard O’Toole

Executive Vice President and General Counsel,

The Related Companies


Brooklyn Historical Society’s 2018 Fall Gala @ The Liberty Warehouse
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Brooklyn Historical Society’s 2018 Fall Gala

If there’s one thing New Yorkers are proud of it’s the history of this great city. Every borough has a story, and Brooklyn’s begins 400 years ago. Nationally recognized and now boasting two locations, the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) conserves the roots of the city’s most populated borough through books and archived materials. This year BHS will honor two outstanding citizens; a leader in infrastructure and government, Christopher O. Ward, and multi-hyphenate in the world of education, Tracy Cook-Person. If you’re a proud Brooklynite or a fervent NYC history buff, you’ll want to show your support.


Chris Ward, Urban Infrastructure Visionary


Tracy Cook-Person, Educator

Gala Co-Chairs

Michael Adams-Liebman, Adams Interior Design
Lauren Glant, Strategic Horizons
Cas Holloway, Bloomberg LP
Jim Rossman, Lazard
Samuel W. Seymour, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Gala Committee

Lucy Baumrind, Baumrind & Baumrind
Peter D’Arcy, M&T Bank
Judy & Alan Fishman, Mark Morris Dance Group /
Ladder Capital Finance
David Kramer, Hudson Companies
Valerie Oliver-Durrah & James Durrah, Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
Robin Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery
Gail Stone & Matt Fishbein, The Bay & Paul Foundations / Debevoise & Plimpton
Rudy Wynter, National Grid
Deborah Schwartz, BHS President

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary and complex history. Please join us for a night of celebration at our 2018 Fall Gala, where we pay tribute to those whom have helped make BHS’s incredible programs and achievements possible, and raise crucial funds in support of its education programs, which serve more than 15,000 New York City students and teachers annually.

For more information, please contact Maddie Legg at 212-244-4880 x1 or by email at FallGala@brooklynhistory.org.

All contributions in excess of $165 per ticket are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.’s 32nd Annual National Equal Justice Awards Dinner @ The Ziegfeld Ballroom
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Called “the best civil rights law firm in American history” by President Obama, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP’s) Legal Defense Fund (LDF) was founded in 1940 by renowned Justice Thurgood Marshall. A pillar in the history of the justice system, the LDF has worked tirelessly toward the goal of racial justice and equality.

Recipients of the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement award this year are Alabama Attorney U.W. Clemon and lifetime activist and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marion Wright Edelman. Also receiving the National Equal Justice Award are Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative and pharmaceutical giants Dr. P. Roy and Diana Vagelos. The fight for inclusivity and fair representation in government is currently one of the most polarizing in our country. While the civic, legal and educational elite are sure to be in attendance, we all should be bought-in to why this organization matters.

New York Public Library’s Library Lions @ The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
New York Public Library's Library Lions @ The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building   | New York | New York | United States







Aaron and Natasha Holiday’s 6th Annual Holiday Party to Benefit CUP @ Hudson Terrace
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Hudson Terrace
621 W 46th Street, New York NY
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
6:30 – 9:30 PM

Suggested Donation $60
(includes 1-hr open bar & hors d’oeuvres)

Your full donation benefits The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) and is 100% tax deductible.

Housing Works Fashion for Action Benefit
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Housing Works always brings in the fall with in their words, “the perfect blend of fun, fashion and vital fundraising.” This organization has been on a mission to end homelessness and HIV/AIDS since 1990. You can help raise funds for this critical work by grabbing a champagne glass and engaging in some serious retail therapy. The who’s who in the NYC style world show up to shop donated accessories and apparel from hundreds of their favorite brands. All Haute Giver fashionistas are encouraged to join them.

Glamour Women of the Year Summit & Awards @ Spring Studios
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day
Glamour Women of the Year Summit & Awards @ Spring Studios | New York | New York | United States

This year marks the 28th annual Glamour Women of the Year Summit; a self-curated interactive experience for each attendee, complete with lesson-filled talks from women at the top of their game. The three day event culminates in an award ceremony, where the Condé Nast published imprint showers much-deserved praise upon a new class of badass women breaking boundaries in their lives and careers. Just a few of the speakers in attendance this year are Insecure actress Yvonne Orji, half of the 2 Dope Queens podcast, Phoebe Robinson, and Crazy Rich Asians triple threat Awkwafina. The 2018 honorees have not yet been announced, but with Women of the Year alumnae like Solange, Maxine Waters and Zendaya, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed if you spring for the Awards Night ticket. P.S. The goodie bag is worth more than half the price.

New York Cares Gala @ Cipriani 42nd Street
Nov 13 @ 4:54 pm – 5:54 pm

If you’ve made it through a brutal New York City winter, you know the importance of a good coat, as well as the importance of New York Cares’ annual coat drive. But that activation is just one of the ways that they wrap their arms around the disadvantaged. Since 1987 the organization has been making a difference in the lives of both their volunteers and the individuals and families they impact through education programs, the revitalization of schools, disaster preparedness and response, and other social needs. Next month’s gala will mark their 30th coat drive, and the distribution of their 2 millionth coat! We think those are milestones worth witnessing!

Usher’s New Look Hosts 4th Annual Women of Influence Holiday Tea @ Swan Coach House
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Usher’s New Look partnered with the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta for its 4th Annual Women of Influence Holiday Tea.  The purpose of the event is to expose the young women in UNL’s Moguls-In-Training program to new experiences and to gain insight by networking with influential woman from various sectors.  Check out this year’s Host Committee below. They represent an extraordinary group of diverse and influential women from metropolitan Atlanta.

The cost to attend this event is $125 which covers the cost of one woman of influence and one UNL student to attend. Seating is limited, RSVP by purchasing your ticket today!

Host Committee:

Commissioner Dee Clemmons
Founder, The Workspace Boutique

Jill Goodrich
President & CEO, Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Brenda Reid
Media & Community Relations Manager, Publix

Cammie Rice
Founder, Board Chair at CWC, Christopher Wolf Crusade

Anne Sapp
Attorney, Anne S. Sapp, PC

Special Guest:
Ms. Jonetta Patton
CEO/Owner of J’s Kitchen Culinary Incubator

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