Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:30PM – Cocktails and Painting
7:30PM – Seated Dinner and Program
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, 122 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10023
Honoring: The visionary contemporary art gallerist Paula Cooper.
Gala Co-Chairs are: Gene and Barbara Kohn, Elissa and Greatneck Richman, Sascha Bauer, and Jeffrey Banks and Publicolor’s Founder and President Ruth Lande Shuman.
About the Event: Please join Publicolor for colorful cocktails, painting alongside some of our city's leading architects, artists and designers, a festive gala dinner and live auction! Take home a one-of-a-kind treasure from our most important fundraiser of the year.
The high-energy fête takes place in a Publicolored school and draws dynamic New Yorkers and luminaries in the worlds of business, fashion, politics, design, education, and philanthropy.
All proceeds go toward our mission to engage disconnected students in their education, while teaching them strong and transferable work habits so they are prepared to be productive in both college and career.
Tote Designers for the Silent Auction include: Morris Adjmi, Ross Bleckner, Laura Bonn, Aubry Clodagh, Judy Collins, Francisco Costa, Angela Cummings, Laura Day, Jonny Detiger, Kyle DeWoody, Jamie Drake, Libby Edelman, Debrah Pearson Feinn, Tom Geismar, Joseph Giovannini, Nancye Green & Michael Donovan, Barbara & Paul Haigh, Dolores Jansen, Betsey Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Wendy Evans Joseph, Alexander Julian, Nikki Kule, Jonathan Marvel, Louis Nelson, Giovanni Pellone, Jean & Tom Phifer, Karim Rashid, David Rockwell, Rob Rogers, Mickalene Thomas, Gael Towey & Stephen Doyle, Calvin Tsao & Zack McKown, Vadie Turner, and Patricia Underwood.
Team Leaders include: John Bricker, Alissa Bucher & Rob Rogers, Carlton DeWoody, RaineyDay Erwin, Carlos Falchi & Kate Falchi, Wendy Evans Joseph, Maira Kalman & Rick Meyerowitz, Julian Lethbridge, Frank Lupo & Mimi Taft, Jonathan Marvel, Takaaki Matsumoto, Nicole Miller, Michelle Smith, Peter Stamberg & Paul Aferiat, Tucker Viemeister, Madeline Weinrib, Saya Woolfalk, Bing Wright, and Gerard Yosca.
Attire: Colorful and Festive Attire (Tyvek jumpsuits will be provided)
$650 – Primer Ticket(s)
Program listing and support for our students’ transportation for Saturday painting days
$1000 – Roller Ticket(s)
Program listing and year-round cultural enrichment visits for Publicolor students (museums, studio tours, etc.)
$5,000 – Matte Table(s)
A table of 5, program listing and support for 2 months’ worth of tutoring and career-exposure workshops for our students
$10,000 – Eggshell Table(s)
A table of 10, program listing and the funding of year-round college prep workshops for Publicolor college-bound students
$15,000 – Semi-gloss Table(s)
A table of 10, program listing and two multi-day college campus tours for 60and at-risk high school students
$25,000 – High Gloss Table(s)
A table of 10, program listing and the transformation of one under-resourced community site (homeless shelters, health clinics, senior centers, community centers, police precincts, etc.) and unique year-round team-building opportunities for your guests or company
$50,000 – Full Spectrum Table(s)
A table of 10, premier program listing and sponsorship of one huge and struggling public school transformation, affecting 1,000 and students and teachers. This also includes year-round team-building opportunities for your guests or company
To purchase tickets: contact Jennifer@publicolor.org / 212.213.6121
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About Publicolor: Publicolor was founded in 1996 by Ruth Lande Shuman with the mission to counter inner-city public schools’ alarming dropout rate by engaging disconnected youth in their education through a continuum of design-based programs and academic support. It directly addresses two of the root causes of poverty in America: the under-education of inner-city public school students and their lack of preparedness for the workforce. Unique to Publicolor—and central to its mission—is the beautification and revitalization of public and civic spaces through the hard work of our students and the power of paint, color, and design, and collaborations that engage students and the community as a whole. Publicolor students transform schools, playgrounds, and community centers from dreary and hopeless to vibrant and stimulating. Their work is the quickest, most cost-effective way of bringing in a culture of rigor, a new sense of safety, and a new sense of belonging—vital for productive teaching, learning, and personal growth.