Centennial Imagine Gala Raises over $65,000 for ADL

  • November 18, 2013

On November 6th, the New York Region’s Next Generation Philanthropy Community took the torch to usher in the next 100 years of ADL in its mission to make a world without hate a reality at the 7th annual Imagine Gala. The evening brought together over 450 people and raised over $65,000 to support ADL’s work in the New York Region.

Held at Finale, one of New York City’s most exclusive venues, Imagine recognized the contributions and dedication of Steven Cole, NGP founding member and New York Region leader, with the inaugural Centurion Award, which exemplifies Steven’s commitment, dedication and support of the ADL. Co-Chaired by Amanda Berman and Jared Boschan, the evening featured outstanding music by world renowned DJ Danga and a special performance by electric violinist Sarah Charness. Sponsors of the evening included Katten Muchin & Rosenman, Raymour & Flanigan, Greg McPolin, Steven Cole as well as Qui Tequila, Southern Wine & Spirits and Tishbi/The River Wine. The raffle, which included a grand prize trip to Aruba, was filled with generous donations from SoulCycle, Revolve, Equinox, The Right Staff Lifestyle Management, Jordan Klein Jewelry, Bauble Bar and more.

“We wanted our guests to feel great about donating their money to the ADL and we wanted them to have a really fun night,” said Co-Chair Jared Boschan.  “There are a lot of young professionals who left the Imagine Gala feeling great about their commitment to the ADL and who, I believe, will find ways to get involved as we look forward to another 100 years of combating hatred.”

The Next Generation Philanthropy Community (NGPC) unites emerging leaders to become ambassadors for ADL. Since its inception in 2007, Imagine has brought together over 2,000 young professionals and has raised over $400,000 to support ADL’s work in New York.

“The Centennial Imagine Gala was an opportunity for young leaders to come together to eat, drink and dance in celebration of the incredible work of ADL over the last hundred years,” said Glass Leadership Institute graduate and Co-Chair Amanda Berman. “The success of this year’s gala just goes to show how much of a mandate ADL has to continue working to combat hate and extremism, and to advocate for justice and equality at home, across the country and the around the world.”

To be a part of ADL’s next 100 years and to learn more about how to get involved with NGPC, click here.