2017 PENCIL Annual Gala

On Tuesday, October 17, PENCIL celebrated its biggest event of the year with our 2017 Gala. The evening inspired all of us and thanks to our supporters, we’re able to continue bringing together business professionals, educators, and students to open eyes, open minds, and open doors across New York City.

Because of you, thousands of New York City’s public school students will be able to begin writing their own PENCIL stories and forging their paths to success.

To view our Gala photos, visit us on Facebook! And don’t miss some of our favorite PENCIL stories, specially illustrated, here and here.

PENCIL Gala 2017 Video:

We are extremely grateful to the following companies and individuals for their support of PENCIL:


A+E Networks | Dave Barger | Scott and Melissa Beattie
Karyn and Charles R. Bendit / Taconic Investment Partners LLC
CA Technologies | Howard and Leslie Chatzinoff
DTCC | Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Highbridge Capital Management | Stephen J. Meringoff
PJT Partners | Abbe Raven and Martin Tackel | REVLON
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

AlixPartners, LLP | American Express | Bank of America Merrill Lynch
The Briskman Fund | Capital One Commercial Banking
CetraRuddy Architecture | Citi | Cloud Technology Partners
Deloitte, LLP | Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Betsy and John Fosina | JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Michael Maslansky and Susie Coulter | Morgan Stanley
Mutual of America | PwC | The Richman Family Foundation
Craig Sullivan and Team PS 226 | Bernard Tubiana


Cecilia Absher and David Katz |  Michael and Catherine Aiello | Awisco Corp.
Morgan Bale | Bernstein Bunzl Family Fund | John and Kathy Lee Bickham
Matthew Bloch and  Marilyn Pasierb | Sharon Callahan
Century Elevator Maintenance Corporation | Condé Nast | Susan Cosgrove
Credit Suisse Securities LLC | Al & Peggy DeMatteis Family Foundation
Duane Morris LLP | Eastern Consolidated | Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.
Michael and Lisa Epstein | Jeffrey Feil | The Lori and Mark Fife Foundation
First American Title Insurance Company | Alan and Judy Fleisch
FTI Consulting Inc. | Bruce D. Frank | Gilbane Building Company
Matthew and Ronda Gilroy | Iris and Fred Green | Sam Greene
Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Duncan Heilbronn and Jo Lambert | The Hirsch Family
Jason Horowitz | Infosys Ltd. | George S. Kaufman | Josh Kuriloff, Cushman & Wakefield
Elaine and Ken Langone | Kate Lear | David S. Lefkowitz and Julie Persily
Leibner Cooper Family Foundation | Gregg R. Lemkau | Evan Lereah
Steven A. Lerman | Jack and Frances Levy Foundation
Andrew Levander and Carol Loewenson | LF Beauty/Jackel
Michael Magsig | Marsh & McLennan Agency | M&T Bank | McGowan
Joseph Matina, UBS Financial Services | Richard and Ronay Menschel | Joel Morgenthau
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation | The Offensend Family Foundation
PBDW Architects | The Perlow Family Foundation
Shael Polakow-Suransky | Robyn Rahbar | Daniel and Evelyn Rappaport
David Resnick and Catherine Klema | R. Bruce and Melissa Rich | Jason and Jessica Riesel
Thomas Roberts | Richard Rosenblum | Evan Roth | Mr. and Mrs. Michael Seeve
Stacey and Beth Silvers | Andrew M. Snyder | Howard and Mindy Sontag
Michael Steib | Jack Stephenson | Diane P. Sullivan
Neil Vogel | Dr. and Mrs. Richard  Von Zerneck

Text “PENCIL” to 91999 to make your donation today! All proceeds will support PENCIL.

Watch PENCIL’s “Creating Paths to Success” video from the 2016 Gala below!