Tisch Gala 2023

To all of our students, parents, supporters, performers, Dean's Council members, Parents' Council members, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who supported the 2023 Tisch Gala - THANK YOU!

Thank you for your support of the 2023 Tisch Gala! With your generosity, we raised nearly $1 million in support of our most pressing student needs.

The evening honored our first mother-son honoree duo, Dr. Deborah Willis, chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging, and her son Hank Willis Thomas, an alumnus of the Department of Photography & Imaging. After a four year hiatus, the Tisch Gala returned better and brighter than ever for an evening of student and alumni performances, celebratory speeches, and an after party where the dancing didn't stop until the lights came up at midnight!


Gala Donors

Presenting Partner ($100,000+)
2020 Chaos and Hope

Changemakers ($50,000-99,999)
Monica & Gavin Abrams*
The Carol & Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Foundation*
Preethi Krishna & Ram Sundaram+
Wasserman Foundation+

Innovators ($25,000-49,999)
Robert Chesnut & Jillian Manus ’84+
Barbara & Rodgin Cohen+
Stefania & Mark Magidson+*
Maiden Voyage Pictures / Chris Columbus+ '80 & Eleanor Columbus '11
Valeria Napoleone, WSC '90§ & Gregorio Napoleone
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch+
Christina and Don Truesdale

Trailblazers ($12,500-24,999)
Timothy Adams
Nadir Ali & Lubna Qureishi*
Irina & Mark Barrocas*
Sharon Chang ’95/’98+~
Alexandra Colombos, WSC '93 & Nicholas Colombos*
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / The Momentary
Agnes Gund
Titi Liu & Charles Rosenblum*
Shaiza Rizavi & Jon Friedland*
Lisa Rosenblum & Nina Rosenblum
James Declan Tobin, President of the Sumner Roy Kates Charitable Trust

Liz Angelone & Dr. James R. Morris*
Catherine & William Bindley
Colin+ & Elizabeth Callender
Rosemarie & Joseph Di Lorenzo*
Katherine & Sean Eskovitz LAW ’95*
Bob Greenberg + Corvova Lee, R/GA+
Keiko Hayashi & Matt Troyer*
Dan Henkle & Steve Kawa*
Lisa & Brian Kessler*+
Amanda Lipitz ’02+ & Greg Smith
Stacey & Eric Mindich*
Steven Sampson Charitable Foundation*
Catherine & Matthew Saurage
Genny & Klaus See-Tho*
David & Judith Shore*
The Siewood Charitable Fund
Jennifer & Steve Taw*
Reese Witherspoon

Romy Marcus Cohen
Jennifer & Christopher Donohue
Nicole Feld Strauss '00 & Jonathan Strauss
Jennifer & Michael Freitag
Svetlana Goderstad*
Allyson Green & Peter Terezakis
Miranda Cowley Heller & C.Bruno Heller*
Elizabeth & William Kahane
Brian Lund & Josie Raney
Christopher & Cara Shiflett
Chris & Jill Sketch
John Truckenbrod & Heather Bastounes Truckenbrod

Tanya Bagnato
Caroline Bonwitt
Senator Chris & Annie Coons
Hongling Goslin
Alison Ross Green
Kaiko Marie Hayes & Damon DueWhite
Phyllis Hedlund
Robert E Holmes WSC ’66, Law ’69
Dorrie & Phil LaMarr
Bradley Lautenbach ’04 & Russell Shearer 
Do Kyung Lee
Tamra Dereiko & Rob Lee*
Michelle Reynolds Lowe
Cindy & Ron McMackin
NYU Office of the Provost
Barbara Shuster
Brittany Stevenson '05 & Oliver Spurgeon, III
Andrea West Taetle
Williams Forsyth Family Fund

+ Member of the Tisch Dean’s Council
* Member of the Tisch Parents’ Council
§ Member of the NYU President’s Global Council
~ Member of the NYU Board of Trustees

List as of May 1, 2023