EHTP inspires donors to #Buildlove and support our scholars at 60th Anniversary Benefit
$4 Million Raised at Event
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) brought together families, supporters and friends for an extraordinary evening to celebrate its scholars. energize support for EHTP programs, and celebrate #BuildLove. Through #BuildLove we ensure our scholars gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills to think critically, seek the truth, strive for social justice, and realize their best possible selves.
Our many thanks to Cassie and Billy Rahm for serving as event chairs of the 60th anniversary event helping EHTP raise critical funds to support its core initiatives, including tuition-free after-school and summer programs, a growing school network of public schools (East Harlem Scholars Academies), the East Harlem Teaching Residency, and the College Scholars program.
Almost 600 friends joined us to celebrate our 60th anniversary including NYC elected officials, and benefit committee members including Jeffrey and Shari Aronson; Ann and Mark Casella; Beatriz Cardenas-McMonagle and John McMonagle; Amanda and Jonathan Eilian; Mark Gallogly and Lise Strickler; Cindy and Brian Gavin; Judith Gibbons and Francesco Scattone; Lili Lynton and Michael Ryan; Stacy and Jonathan Pollack; Lori and David Schnadig; Marilyn and James Simons; Joan Solotar; Oscar and Maaike Teunissen; and Judith and Andrew Tucker.
Our many thanks to lead corporate partners including Centerbridge, Blackstone, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase, PWC, Alliance Bernstein, Greenberg Traurig, Goldman Sachs, PJT Partners, Glenview Capital, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Citco, Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, among others.
The evening at the American Museum of Natural History began with cocktails in the Rotunda and featured a display of EHTP history and opportunities for guests to meet EHTP’s robotics team the 1880 Warriors. The dinner program opened with a moving performance by the East Harlem Scholars Academy Middle School Ensemble and featured an announcement by Jenny Perez and Kodjo Hogan, Co-Chairs of the Alumni Council, about the launch of a #BuildLove College Scholarship. The program also included remarks from Co-Chairs Billy and Cassie Rahm; Joan Solotar, Board Chair (Blackstone); and Jeff Ginsburg, Executive Director of EHTP. The evening concluded with an inspiring keynote address by Alex Pineda, a college-bound high school senior who received a full scholarship to University of Rochester.
“As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are all so energized by the incredible love and support shown by the EHTP family Our many thanks to our incredible co-chairs, board, and donors. We are so excited to be able to reach even more East Harlem families with opportunities to realize their best possible selves,” said Jeff Ginsburg.
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