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The Gateway School 2020 Gala – Event Information

With great disappointment, the annual Gateway Gala originally scheduled for April 30, 2020 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York is canceled. The health and safety of our Gateway community are of the utmost importance to us, and the decision to cancel was necessary, unavoidable, and a matter of public safety as our community braves through COVID-19. Please read the full announcement here.

While the 2020 Gala will not be held on April 30 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, we, at Gateway, embody resilience and the ability to adapt in challenging circumstances. This strength has been evident in these last few weeks as our community has come together to support one another. During this challenging time, we all need something to put a smile on our faces. As such, we will still be celebrating in a number of ways!

  1. Please join us on Thursday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. for a very special “Club Gateway” Instagram Live @thegatewayschool DJ set. We are inviting everyone to join in the party, including students. We may not be able to dance together, but music is a great healer and will bring us together in spirit. Plus, there is no dress code!
  2. We hope you will consider supporting our fundraising efforts will be during a special online auction featuring fantastic items donated to support our operating budget, a critical component to the financial health of our school. More details about our online auction will be shared in the coming weeks.
  3. If you would still like to recognize retiring Head of School Carolyn Salzman’s legacy through the purchase of an ad in our tribute E-Journal, we will be extending our submission deadline to April 17, 2020. This is a beautiful way we can extend our gratitude in the short term for her extraordinary leadership.

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Gala Chair, Tracey Loh, and our Gala Committee Members for their time and energy dedicated to planning this year’s event. It has been an honor to work alongside them, and we look forward to doing so again next year.

To all of the members of our community, thank you for your support of The Gateway School’s mission to change the lives of bright children with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. We look forward to partying with you virtually on April 30!


See highlights from the 2019 Gala below.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Gala and to the many people involved in making it such a huge success.

It was a truly special night with an unforgettable performance by legendary violinist, Itzhak Perlman. Families, faculty, alumni, trustees, past parents, and professionals all came together to celebrate and support Gateway, and the funds raised at the event represent a remarkable and inspiring commitment to the school. The elegant evening wouldn’t have been possible without our generous sponsors, dedicated Gala Committee, and especially our incredible Gala Chair, Tracey Loh.

View photos from the night on our Facebook by clicking here, and be sure to check out highlights on our Instagram as well!