2019 PENCIL Annual Gala

PENCIL is pleased to announce that its 2019 Gala, Writing Our Stories Together, will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at Gotham Hall.

We are proud to honor our dedicated and longtime partner Empire BlueCross BlueShield. For over twenty years they have supported PENCIL in school partnerships and placed deserving students in internship programs. Empire has been one of PENCIL’s strongest advocates and we look forward to celebrating their contributions over the years at the gala.

The evening’s festivities will not only shine a light on PENCIL and the work we do but will help us make more of an impact connecting New York City public school students to success. Over the next five years PENCIL plans to connect 50,000 students to career opportunities through training and development as well as internships.

To make your reservation today, please click here. For more information about this year’s Gala, please contact Christine Gorman at cgorman@pencil.org.


PENCIL is grateful for the generous support of the following companies and individuals:

Honor Society
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Yahoo Finance

Dean’s List
A+E Networks
The Scott and Melissa Beattie Family Foundation
The Briskman Fund
The Chatzinoff Family
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
GoldenTree Asset Management, LP
Christopher and Susan Hayward
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Meringoff Family Foundation
Abbe Raven and Martin Tackel
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Betsy and John Fosina
Michael Maslansky and Susie Coulter
The Richman Family Foundation
Bernard and Giti Tubiana

*List is as of September 8, 2019


Check out photos from our annual Gala last year, held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Gotham Hall in New York City and view our Gala video below, featuring our distinguished honoree, Snøhetta, and their incredible work with New Heights Middle School.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to pledge your support, you can still make a donation.

To those who joined or otherwise supported us on October 16, thank you for helping us continue Writing Our Stories Together during PENCIL’s Annual Gala!