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Special Events


The Arts & Letters Reception will be held on Monday, October 24th. This is a fundraiser supports our Y After School Program, which provides more than 12,000 New York City public school children in all five boroughs with extended learning opportunities in fundamental literacy skills and the arts, five days a week after school until 6 p.m. Y After School not only helps children academically, but also builds the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in school and in life. 

This year's honorees are:

  • Sandra Lee, activist, author, TV personality and Editor in Chief of Sandra Lee Magazine and
  • William D. Rueckert, President, Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
  • Jon Stimmel, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann

With a Special Performance by:

If interested in purchasing tickets please click here or reach out to Jessica Lanzetta, Director of Special Events, (212) 630-9632 or

Purchase tickets

If you have questions about our special events, please contact:

Jessica Lanzetta
Director of Special Events
(212) 630-9632