Annual Gala

Brooklyn Public Library Annual Gala



Brooklyn Public Library's Annual Gala
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Weylin B. Seymour's
175 Broadway, Brooklyn
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Seated Dinner and Program
9:30 pm Dessert and Dancing

Join us for Brooklyn Public Library's Annual Gala honoring 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 will be interviewed by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

Come join us at 9:30 pm for our after party featuring DJ Questlove, where guests will enjoy cocktails, dessert and dancing.

The event will take place at Weylin B. Seymour's, the newly restored Williamsburgh Savings Bank headquarters, located at 175 Broadway at Driggs Avenue. Weylin B. Seymour's was the recipient of the New York Landmarks Conservancy's 2014 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.


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 (List in Formation)
Michelle Adams & Laura Nelsen, Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Jenny & Michael Best, 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, 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
Nina Collins & Cliff Perlman
Goldman Sachs
Hudson Companies
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia
Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin
Michael & Jeanine Liburd
Maimonides Medical Center
Kim-Thu Posnett & Michael Pastor
The Durst Organization
Peter Aschkenasy & Pam Brier
Baker & Taylor
Beatty Harvey Coco Architects, LLP
BerlinRosen Public Affairs
Con Edison
Crystal & Company
Dan Dees
Doul Construction Corp.
Jason & Eliza Factor
Feldman Family Foundation
Forest City Ratner Companies
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
George Lee
Marvel Architects PLLC
NSP Enterprises Inc.
Janet & David Offensend
Joey O'Loughlin
Park Avenue Building & Roofing Supplies LLC
Penguin Random House
Sheep-Shore Realty Corp.
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
U3 Advisors
Venable LLP
Amelia & James Wilson
Gala Donors
St. Francis College
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Midwest Tape
3M Library Systems
Eastern DataComm, Inc.
EisnerAmper LLP
Medco Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Yoswein New York, Inc
EBSCO Information Services
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Unique Management
Levine Calvano Furniture Group, Inc.

Come celebrate and support Brooklyn Public Library!

For information on tickets and sponsorships, please contact us at 718.230.2160 or