Young Audiences Gala 2014

November 14, 2014 | [email protected]


At this year's Young Audiences Arts for Learning Annual Gala, we are thrilled to honor Robert E. Knowling for his tireless work in the community and for providing inspiration to countless young people to embrace education and strive for success.  

Robert E. Knowling Jr., Chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, is renowned for his expertise in leading large organizations through periods of dramatic transformation. He has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, leading companies through periods of high growth and organizational turnaround.

In 1999, Mr. Knowling was awarded the Wall Street Project's Reginald Lewis Trailblazers Award by President Clinton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson for his efforts in developing a national agenda for the spirit and mission of inclusion, opportunity, expansion, advocacy, and success in the workplace for women and people of color in the high-tech industry. He is also the author of the book, You Can Get There from Here, a biography of his inspiring road to success.

Please join us for what promises to be a very special evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and support our mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.


Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom

Reception 6:30pm

Dinner 7:30pm

Performance by the InterSchool Orchestras of New York

Cocktails and Dancing to Follow

Black Tie




2014 Gala Contributors

Corinne and Maurice Greenberg
Mary Ann Fribourg
The Starr Foundation
Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller
L. Scott Greenberg
Elaine and Ken Langone
Elizabeth and Bertil Lundqvist
Sue Ann Weinberg
Arnhold Foundation
Bill and Jane Pearson
Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Christensen III
Continental Grain Company
Paul Fribourg
Jill and Peter Kraus
Partners Learners Contributors
Charles and Celine Fribourg Robin S. Black Richard and Kathleen Bell
Hebrew Home at Riverdale Charles & Minette Cooper Mark Berman
Heidrick & Struggles Bob and Patte Calderoni Matthew VanBesien
Marjorie Hyman Susanne Emmerich Brimstone Consulting Group, LLC
Howard Morrel Team at Engel & Völkers John A. Fazio Timothy C. Carlson
Gretchen B. Kimball Daphne Kis Alan D. Cohen
Ellen Liman The Lauder Foundation - Leonard & Evelyn Lauder Fund F8 Consulting
Norris, Beggs & Simpson Mary Parker Nass Tanya Van Court
Pactolus Private Wealth Management LLC Elizabeth Sosland

Marilyn W. Grounds

Dina Recanati Nola Lancaster Whiteman Alan Mills
Morton and Estelle Sosland Newmark Holdings Nancy Morgan
Amy and John Weinberg Roy and Jenny Niederhoffer Annabelle Prager
Wolfensohn Family Foundation Elisabeth De Picciotto Zilkha Foundation
  Nicole Seligman and Joel Klein  
  Moeen Qureshi  
  Liane Romaine  
  Ginger and Rod Sager  
  Marjorie Silverman  



See more images from last year's 61st Anniversary Gala, where Young Audiences honored Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller.

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