Annual Gala

Brooklyn Public Library Annual Gala

Brooklyn Public Library's Annual Gala

Honoring David Boies and Theodore B. Olson
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Weylin B. Seymour's
175 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library's Gala honored David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, whose extraordinary work to defeat Proposition 8 made civil rights history and is chronicled in their book Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality. Mr. Boies and Mr. Olson was interviewed by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. Guests were invited to the After-Party, featuring DJ Questlove, sponsored by BET Networks.

Gala Chair
Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.
Gala Co-Chairs
Peter Aschkenasy
Nina Collins
Jeffrey M. Gennette
Michael Liburd
Susan Marcinek
Kim-Thu Posnett
Robin Shanus
Gala Committee
Michelle Adams & Laura Nelsen, Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Jenny & Michael Best, Mary Dixie Carter & Stephen Kempf, Jason & Eliza Factor, Karoly & Hank Gutman, Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia, Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin, Stacy Kramer & David Kramer, Janet & David Offensend, Joey O’Loughlin, Erminia Rivera, Sarah & Spencer Robertson, Christine Spadaro & Rick Lodewick, Dr. Lucille C. Thomas, Amelia & James Wilson, Jacqueline Woodson & Juliet Widoff, Elisa Zuritsky & Jordan Barowitz
Lead Sponsor
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Starr Foundation
Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners
Susan & David Marcinek
Robin Shanus & Stephen Merkel
BET Networks
Nina Collins & Cliff Perlman
Goldman Sachs
Hudson Companies
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia
Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin
Michael & Jeanine Liburd
Maimonides Medical Center
Janet & David Offensend
Kim-Thu Posnett & Michael Pastor
David Solomon
The Durst Organization
Two Trees Management Co. LLC
Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros
Peter Aschkenasy & Pam Brier
Baker & Taylor
Beatty Harvey Coco Architects, LLP
BerlinRosen Public Affairs
Mary Dixie Carter & Stephen Kempf
Citibank N.A.
Con Edison
Anthony W. Crowell & David D. Rohde
Crystal & Company
Dan Dees
Doul Construction Corp.
Jason & Eliza Factor
Feldman Family Foundation
Jaimie & David J. Field
Forest City Ratner Companies
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Karoly & Hank Gutman
Jackson Lewis P.C.
George Lee
James Marlas & Marie Nugent-Head Marlas
Marvel Architects PLLC
NSP Enterprises Inc.
Joey O'Loughlin
Park Avenue Building & Roofing Supplies LLC
Penguin Random House
Pharos Systems International
Sarah & Spencer Robertson
Sheep-Shore Realty Corp.
Christine Spadaro & Rick Lodewick
Dr. Lucille C. Thomas
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
U3 Advisors
Venable LLP
Amelia & James Wilson
Maureen & Tim Wipf
Gala Donors
3M Library Systems
Eastern DataComm, Inc.
EBSCO Information Services
EisnerAmper LLP
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.  
JP Morgan
Lectorum Publications
Levine Calvano Furniture Group
Medco Electrical Contractors
Midwest Tape
St. Francis College
Unique Management  
Yoswein New York, Inc.

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Wine generously provided by Heights Chateau
Beer generously provided by Six Point Brewery