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Gala Benefit

The Gateway Schools Annual Benefit is an event where parents, members of the board of trustees, staff, alumni, grandparents and special friends come and celebrate the amazing work of Gateway students. Thank you to all who have helped make the Benefit a success each year.

2014 Gateway Gala Benefit Celebration

Save the Date!

Gateway Gala Benefit CELEBRATION

May 29 at 583 PARK AVENUE—63rd Street

6:30 pm—9:30 pm

Honoring The Schorsch Family

Nick and Shelley and their daughter

Tessa – Gateway Alumna 2009


2013 Gateway Gala Benefit

Check out photos here!


Bob Cunningham: For Nine Dynamic Years as Gateway's Inspirational Head of School

Eddie Stern and Stephanie Rein: For a Decade of Service and Dedication to Gateway


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reception, Dinner & Awards Presentation

Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center

311 West 34th Street, New York City

Cocktails 6:30 PM, Dinner and Program 7:30 PM



A Performance by Patti Smith

Entertainment from Gateway Students

Live Auction


Benefit Committee

Sabrina Farber, Judith Feder, Karen Hershey, Roberta Kastelic, Elyse N. Kroll,

Liz Lewis, Jessica Reif Cohen, Wendi Rose, Carla Ruben, Jodi Schwartz


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Diamond Sponsors

Shelley and Nicholas Schorsch

Stephanie Rein and Eddie Stern

Maggie and Ashok Varadhan


Platinum Sponsors

Alpine Associates Advisors

Jericho Capital

Elyse N. Kroll

Paula and Ira Resnick

Liz and Emanuel Stern/Allison and Leonard Stern


Gold Sponsors

Amy Stark and Jack Cogen

Alice Gottesman

Leigh Feldman and Mike Kelly

Kramer, Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Wendi Rose

The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation

Welton Investment Corporation


Silver Sponsors

Lenore and Steve Cheeseman

Allison Thrush and Art Chang

Judith and Warren H. Feder

Hartz Capital, Inc.

Jodi Schwartz and Steven Richman


Bronze Sponsors

Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder

Betsy and Ken Plevan

Astrid and Cristian SabellaRosa

Diane and Marc Spilker

TD Bank

Madelyn and Steven Wils


Teacher Table Sponsors

Kathleen McCarragher and Paul Brooke

Tina Kim and Jae Chung

Gates Capital

Hilary and Theodore Giuliano

Keren and Mark Kalimian

Sanjana and George Koshy

Nela Wagman and Steven Wein


2012 Gateway Gala Benefit Concert


The Gateway Schools 2012 Annual Benefit included a very special performance by Alicia Keys and the comedy of Jon Stewart at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. 





2011 Gateway Gala Benefit Concert


Performers: Stevie Wonder, Jon Stewart and Akim Funk Buddah and the Gateway Drum N' Dance Wonders
Hosts: Grace Hightower De Niro & Robert De Niro and Lucy & Matt Damon
Benefit Chair: Elyse N. Kroll
Steering Committee Chairs: Beth Gordon and Wendi Rose
Steering Committee: Lucy & Matt Damon, Grace Hightower De Niro & Robert De Niro and Judith & Warren Feder
Auction Chair: Jodi J. Schwartz 

2010 Gala Benefit Concert and Tribute Dinner

Honoree: Kenneth A. Plevan
Performers: Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart
Hosts: Grace Hightower De Niro & Robert De Niro and Lucy & Matt Damon
Gala Chairs: Maggie & Ashok Varadhan
Program Chairs: Beth Gordon and Wendi Rose
Auction Chairs: Judith Feder, Katherine Hamer, Andrea Rachman, Alex White
Journal Chairs: Beth Gordon and Jodi Schwartz
Video Chairs: Karen Johnson and Paul Hutchinson

2009 Annual Benefit: Gourmet & Grapes

Premiere Sponsors: Mr. Edward Stern and Dr. Stephanie Rein
Food Chair: David Ferraro, Café Montparnasse
Wine Chair: Ray Isle, Food & Wine Magazine
Auction/Goodie Bag Chairs: Kate Cameron, Alex White 

Benefit Committee: Carolyn Anderson, Leigh Feldman, Katherine Hamer, Nancy Meyer, Katie Bull Prichett, Astrid SabellaRosa, Beverly Stephen, and Beth Wachter

2008 Annual Benefit: Gateway to the Future

Honoree: Carolyn Salzman
Dinner Chair: Barbara McLaughlin
Auction Chair: Ian Jackman
Corporate Chair: Beth Gordon
Gateway to the Future Campaign Co-Chairs: Nicholas S. Schorsch and Edward Stern

2007 Annual Benefit: Giving Back to Gateway: Celebrating the Arts

Honorees: Marcia & Donald Hamilton
Performers: Katie Bull & Alexandra Hamilton '95
Benefit Co-Chairs: Tracy Tang Limpe & Stephen Limpe
Benefit Vice Chairs: Hilary Woods Giuliano, Edmund H. Hollander, Barbara McLaughlin, Stephanie Rein and Shelley & Nick Schorsch

2006 Annual Benefit: Giving Back to Gateway, a 40th Anniversary Celebration

Honorees: Claire Flom, Peter Flom, Ph.D. and Tonya Pulanco
Benefit Co-Chairs: Shelley & Nicholas S. Schorsch
Benefit Vice Chairs: Stephanie Rein and Edmund D. Hollander

2005 Annual Benefit

Benefit Co-Chairs: Edward Stern and Stephanie Rein
Chair, Board of Trustees: Carolyn Salzman
Special Entertainment: Cyndi Lauper