Tisch Gala 2017

Aspire. Inspire. Gratitude.

Thank you for your support of the 2017 Tisch Gala! With your generosity, we raised over $1.1 million in support of critical student needs.

The evening honored Graduate Acting alumni Danai Gurira and André Holland, and was hosted by Sunday in the Park with George's Michael McElroy, Associate Arts Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Drama. Featured speakers included Dean Allyson Green and NYU President Andrew Hamilton, alumni Pascale Armand and Karen Pittman, and Graduate Acting Professor Jim Calder. The night also included special student performances from Dance, Drama, Graduate Acting, and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music as well as a birthday surprise for Alec Baldwin.


Gala 2017 highlights



Honorary Chairs

Hilaria '07 & Alec Baldwin ''94/Hon. '10

2017 Gala Supporters

Alexandra & Scot Ackerman
Stefania & Mark Magidson
Tracy Stein & Marco Masotti
Pat & Walter Moore

Award Winners' Circle

Presenting Partners
Janet & Jimmy Neissa
Ram Sundaram & Preethi Krishna

The Alec Baldwin Foundation, Inc.
The Carol and Alan Bernon Family Foundation

Alexandra & Scot Ackerman
Chris Columbus & Monica Devereux
Stefania & Mark Magidson
Tracy Stein & Marco Masotti
Pat & Walter Moore
Ann & Andrew Tisch
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch

Sharon Chang ’95/’98
Barbara & Rodgin Cohen
CAA Foundation
George S. Kaufman ’55
Monica Muhart
Randi & Dennis Riese ’73
Genevieve & Klaus See-Tho
Kathleen & Charlie Van Horn

James & Deborah Burrows Foundation
Barbara Lee Brand & Karl E. Brand
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Jonathan Cohen ’12
Elizabeth Gaine & Colin Callender
Peter, Stacy, Sara, & Molly Clark
Kelly & Mark Consuelos
Becky & Michael Costello
Keri Craig-Lee & Dianne Craig
Rosemarie & Joseph Di Lorenzo
Darla & Patrick Flanagan
Jana & Robert Fore
Ellen & Eric Garland
Lena & Rob Gelenberg
Carol & Benjamin Greenspan
Eve & Ross Jaffe
Mary & Brian Katz
Lisa & Brian Kessler
Amanda Lipitz ’02 & Greg Smith
Betty Ann Caravella & Kevin Morris
Loretta & Vincent O’Toole
Pereira Higgins Foundation
Noela & Dimitris Nakos
Reta & Briggs Peery
Brenda & Phil Rever
Lisa & Peter Rosenberg
Annie Marie Santos, M.D.
Sarah Lutz & John van Rens
Kelly & John Waller
Sue Keating & Norman Worthington
Ronna & Steve Zoll


Beth & Dong Soo Anderson-Song
Tamara & Brad Bernstein
Arielle Croonenberghs
Jennifer & Michael Freitag
Mark T. Fung
Mitch Glatt ’78/’80
Cheryl & Robert Kobre
Caryl Hull Leavitt & Jeffrey Leavitt
Margo Lion
Jillian Manus ’84
Neuman’s Kitchen Catering & Events
The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation
Stephanie & Nicholas Osborne
Mitchell Rock
Jane Rosenthal ’77
Steven Sampson
Henry & Peggy Schleiff
Allyson Green & Peter Terezakis ’14
Lilah Fisher Wise ’08 & Jeffrey Wise ’09