On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, StoryCorps will hold our fifth Annual Gala at Capitale in downtown Manhattan. The theme for this year’s Gala will be “Stories of Courage.” This wonderful evening will include cocktails followed by dinner, and a one-of-a-kind program featuring StoryCorps’ stories and participants. This year’s co-chairs are Lisa Mueller and Gara LaMarche, and Alexandra and Michael Shuman.
This year we are honoring longtime StoryCorps supporter The Rockefeller Foundation, to be represented by the Foundation's president, Dr. Rajiv J. Shah. We are pleased to announce that we are honoring YouTube Creator for Change Amani Al-Khatahtbeh with the StoryCorps Courage Award. Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, will be our host, and there will be special performance from cast members of the hit Broadway musical, "COME FROM AWAY."
Those of you have joined us in the past know that our Gala is unlike anything you’ve ever attended. We laugh, we cry, and we celebrate the voices and stories of our nation. At the heart of StoryCorps’ work is the goal to bring people together to recognize our shared human experience. During this time of national discord and divisive politics, the importance of cherishing our shared humanity is all the more relevant and necessary. Proceeds from the evening will provide vital support for StoryCorps’ mission-driven work to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just, compassionate society for all.
We would be delighted if you would join this year’s Gala Benefit Committee by purchasing a table or tickets to this event. If you are unable to attend, we hope that you will make a special contribution to support StoryCorps’ work. In appreciation of your support your name will be listed in the appropriate category in the printed program that will be distributed on the night of the event.
We look forward to seeing you on October 25th!
If you have any questions about the Gala please call Ellen Rae Huang at 646.723.7020 x37 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in Corporate Sponsorships please call Alissa Pelc at 224.250.1130 or send an email email@example.com.