Goddard Gala

Stronger Together: The 2021 Goddard Riverside Book Fair Gala

Logo of the Goddard Gala, showing an illustration of people working together, with the words Stronger Together: The 2021 Goddard Riverside Book Fair Gala

We were thrilled to be back in person this year for Goddard Riverside’s 2021 Gala with a more intimate event on Monday, October 18th. This year’s Gala took place at Monarch Rooftop, a spacious lounge bar at 71 West 35th Street that has indoor space and an outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. Proof of vaccination was required to attend.

Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate the work of Goddard Riverside and for the announcement of our fifth annual Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice and second annual Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice winners.

See photos of the Gala here.

Here are a few examples of the impact made by your sponsorship…

$50,000 Supportive Housing and services for one year for 7 residents or one year of after school programming for 13 students
$25,000 One week of senior services for 1,700 Seniors or TOPOP Supported Employment for 4 adults for the year
$15,000 Year round tutoring and support services at STAR for 5 children or 10 paid positions and on the job training at Green Keepers
$7,500 Provide 3 students with a one year paid internship and workforce training at Learning to Work
$2,500 50 dorm kits for OPTIONS students starting college
$1,000 One year of access to the Resource Center for 4 families providing counseling, benefits and legal advice
$250 One week of snacks for an after school program



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