50th Fundraising Gala


Starts: May 17, 2024
Ends: May 17, 2024
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM


Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St, New York
NY, 10013

Price: $350

Stories, Reports

Inspiring Generations and Transforming Lives

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate five decades of dedicated service to the Bronx community. Together, let’s honor the past and embrace the future. Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) has been a vital hub for families in the Bronx for 50 years - offering community development, education, and support services. It serves as a cornerstone for individuals and families in the area, offering a wide array of programs and resources.


Honoring Our Community Champions: Celebrating Visionary Leadership and Dedicated Service 

Jennifer Graham
Principal, Perkins & Will 

Jennifer Graham is a distinguished leader at Perkins&Will, with a prolific 30-year career marked by groundbreaking projects and an innovative approach to leadership that integrates mentorship and fosters a supportive work environment. Passionate about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), social purpose, and sustainability, Jennifer leverages these principles in her client engagements and community initiatives. She is a driving force behind LMNOP NYC, Inc. and actively contributes to the boards of IIDA NY and AIA NY. Her dedication to promoting growth within the industry and community makes her a true Community Champion.

Margaret Della 
Former Executive Director, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

Margaret Della served as the Executive Director of the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, where she spearheaded strategic initiatives that significantly enhanced the organization's structure and outreach. With a Master's in Public Administration from NYU, Margaret's career is deeply rooted in public service. Her roles have spanned the U.S. Senate to academia, and she has held board positions at organizations like Habitat Newark and Democracy Prep. Her commitment to leadership development and community engagement during her tenure at KHCC from 2014 to 2023 exemplifies her role as a Community Champion.

Eric Dinowitz
New York City Council Member

Eric Dinowitz represents the Northwest Bronx with a profound dedication to public service and community welfare. A former special education teacher and United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader, Eric has always prioritized education and community engagement. His efforts extend to improving senior accessibility, transit, and voter participation. His service on the Bronx Community Board 8 and his ongoing role in local governance highlight his commitment as a Community Champion.

Robert Jackson
New York State Senator

Senator Robert Jackson has been a formidable advocate for New Yorkers, championing significant legislative reforms and community initiatives. His tenure as School Board President was marked by the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, securing substantial funding for NYC public schools. In the State Senate, he continues to advocate for public education, workers' rights, and climate justice. Raised in Northern Manhattan, Senator Jackson's life and career are dedicated to breaking down barriers and fostering equitable opportunities, solidifying his status as a Community Champion.

Host Committee*

Janet Athanasidy   |   Andrea Bierstein    |    Fiona and James Blanco    |    Cecile and Gurval Caer    |    Omo-Ose Joseph-Erameh    |    Christine and Robert Holo    |    Justine and Jeff Koons    |    Lisa and Scott Lindvall    |    Allison and Roberto Mignone    |    Kelly Moran and Gabriel Lloyd    |    Hulya Sener O’Doherty and Joseph O’Doherty    |    Loren Pack and Rob Beyer    |    Dr Lia Palomba and Dr Marcel Van Den Brink    |    Gail and Charles Persky    |    Lisa and Marc Pogostin    |    Sucheta and Aashish Ponda    |    Holly Thomas

*List in development. Current as of May 1, 2024.

Enjoy an unforgettable performance by the legendary Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, adding a special touch to our celebration.

Click HERE to purchase tickets, view sponsorship opportunities, and learn more!

Your presence and support will help pave the way for the next 50 years of making a positive impact to the Bronx. 

We can’t wait to share this milestone celebration with you!