Annual Gala

Brooklyn Public Library's Annual Gala
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
175 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6:30 PM Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
7:30 PM Seated dinner and program
9:30 PM Dessert and dancing
Celebrating this year's award recipients and Brooklyn success stories:
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of First Data Corporation
Raised in Mill Basin, Brooklyn
DUMBO-based marketplace for creative entrepreneurs
Chad Dickerson
Kristina Salen
CEO, President and Chairman
Chief Financial Officer
Ticketed guests are invited to join us for the Epilogue, Brooklyn Public Library's Gala after party sponsored by BET Networks and hosted by the Brooklyn Eagles.

Looking for tickets to the Epilogue? Click here.

Brooklyn Public Library's role in the community is to nurture and encourage all Brooklynites to fulfill their potential by providing them with free resources and opportunities to pursue their educational objectives, realize their potential and grow their businesses. Whether through eBooks, technology classes for seniors, English classes for speakers of other languages, job search and resume assistance or literacy support for children and adults, BPL listens to the community’s needs and directly responds in its 60 neighborhood branches.

Peter Aschkenasy, Nina Collins, Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr., Michael Liburd, Susan Marcinek, Kim-Thu Posnett, Robin Shanus, Gala Co-Chairs.

Gala Committee (List in Formation)
Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros Katya Jestin & Kit Roane
Martine Beamon & Eddie Joyce Magda Jimenez Train & Patrick Train-Gutiérrez
Jenny & Michael Best Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin
Kathy & Henry Elsesser Stacy Kramer & David Kramer
Andrew & Nicola Fabens Joey O'Loughlin
Eliza & Jason Factor Erminia Rivera
Blake & Andrew Foote Jennifer & Sean Rodgers
Karoly & Hank Gutman Amelia & James Wilson
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia Elisa Zuritsky & Jordan Barowitz
Lucy James  
Writers Committee (List in Formation)
Kurt Anderson Rachel Kushner
John Ashbery Atticus Lish
Roz Chast Greil Marcus
Junot Díaz Terry McMillan
Charles Duhigg Lynn Nottage
James Hannaham Francine Prose
Eddie Joyce Tracy K. Smith
Phil Klay Jacqueline Woodson
Principal Sponsors
First Data Corporation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
The Starr Foundation
Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners
Susan & David Marcinek
Robin Shanus & Stephen Merkel
BET Networks
Nina Collins & Cliff Perlman
The Durst Organization
Blake & Andrew Foote
Goldman Sachs
Hudson Companies
Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin
Michael & Jeanine Liburd
Maimonides Medical Center
NSP Enterprises, Inc.
Kim-Thu Posnett & Michael Pastor
Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros
Peter Aschkenasy & Pam Brier
Martine Beamon & Eddie Joyce
BerlinRosen Public Affairs
Con Edison
Crystal & Company
Forest City Ratner Companies
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jenner & Block, LLP
The LiRo Group
Marvel Architects PLLC
Joe O'Loughlin
Park Avenue Building & Roofing Supplies LLC
Penguin Random House
Pharos Systems International Inc.
Jennifer & Sean Rodgers
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
U3 Advisors
Venable LLP
Amelia & James Wilson
Maureen & Thomas Wipf
(List in Formation)
For information, please contact us at 718.230.2160 or