Benefit 2018



Over 800 CGPS parents, faculty and staff came out to celebrate our community and honor Sue Kilmer at our annual Benefit on Monday, March 5th at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail-style party with entertainment including two photo booths, a live DJ, strolling mentalist and interactive bars. Guests departed with fantastic giveaways as well as Movie Theater sized sweet treats from a custom candy bar.

 

Dr. Donohue emceed his first Benefit as Head of School  and the entire community came together to raise nearly half a million dollars to support CGPS. Through the generosity of Text-to-Pledge commitments, raffle sales, ticket sponsorship packages and corporate sponsors, there was an opportunity for everyone to participate.

 

The tone of the evening was set by the beautiful performances by the CGPS Jazz Band and Concert Chorale led by Prep School music teachers Steve Davis and Sarah Stewart as well as an energetic and fun dance number performed by the Prep School Dance Club, led by Reba Mehan. Susan Mann and Kim Witkowich directed Fourth Grade students to create a series of pieces, titled Figures in Motion for display in the “Promenade Art Gallery.” Middle School art teachers, Veronika Bromberg and Debra Duchin lent art-deco inspired pieces to the Gallery and for use within the printed program. Student volunteers circulated the room selling raffle tickets to attendees and faculty volunteers helped with check-in.

 

The program continued with Joanie Dean and Vic Puccio sharing special memories and a glimpse into Sue Kilmer’s 40 year career at Columbia Prep. Sue gave heartfelt remarks about loving her time spent at our school as well as looking forward to new adventures in retirement. President of the Board, Andrew Zaro and Chairman of the Board, John Bader presented Ms. Kilmer with a plaque and shared the unanimous decision to rename the soon-to-be-refurbished Prep School Student Lounge in her honor.

 

Many thanks to our sponsors, in-kind gift bag donors and raffle donors, all the Benefit attendees as well as the many volunteers who donated their time and energy to encourage all members of our community to participate in the event in some way, shape or form. The entire CGPS community thanks co-chairs Amy Dieterich, Danielle Strauss, Vicki Tahl and Meredith Verona for an unforgettable evening!

 

 

CORPORATE SPONSORS

Diamond

Everafter on behalf of Sari and Haro Keledjian

 

Sterling

Great Kingdom International

Kerry Lin & Ken Su Family

The Heller Group

 

Bronze

Barbara & Michael Bebon

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Dr. Ellen Marmur, Marmur Medical

Jeni & Peter Minikes

Priority One Jets, Inc.

Pro Deal

Skyscrapers Cleaning Management

Victoria Shtainer Team

 

COLUMBIA GRATITUDE SPONSORS

Libi & Richard Gerson

Lois Robbins & Andrew Zaro

 

COLUMBIA LIONS SPONSORS

Clo & Charles Cohen

Daniela & Martin Escobari

Nancy & Paul Levy

Vicki & Joseph Tahl

Meredith & Bryan Verona

 

1764 LEADER SPONSORS

Barbara & Michael Bebon

Amy & James Dieterich

Gina Argento & John Ciafone

Susan Lebovitz-Edelman & Joseph Edelman

Caroline Berley-Endzweig ’02 & Guy Endzweig

Amy & Brian France

Andrew Heiberger

Robyn Heiberger

Faith Kates & Jeffrey Kogan

Hillary & Daniel Leibowitz

Karen Leung & David Martin

Astrid & Cristian SabellaRosa

Charleen & Kenneth Sacks

Edmond & Marielle Safra

Pooja Palan & Hariharan Sairaman

Carolina & Robert Siegel

Kerry Lin & Ken Su

Caryn & Jeff Zucker

 

COLUMBIA BLUE SPONSORS

Becky & Avi Banyasz

Samantha & Nils Brous

Hilary & Sean Cassidy

Elizabeth & Neil Cole

Rona Kirsh Davis & Fred Davis

Anthony DellaSalla

Melissa & Jason Feldman

Tracy & Peter Gaslow

Jenna & Jarrod Kahn

Stephanie & Roy Katzovicz

Robin & Charles Marks

Dena & Benjamin Pass

Donna & Roys Poyiadjis

Meg & David Roth

Beth & David Rothenberg

Allison & Neil Rubler

Cigdem Erkman & Richard Salvino

Laura & Harry Slatkin

Melissa Francis & Wray Thorn

Sara & Scott Weiner

Gina LaVersa & Brian Zeitlin

 

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

Lisa & Michael Ades

Rachel & Jason Adler

Dina & Evan Bakst

Toni Mannino-Baron & Paul Baron

Silvia Garriga & Jose Baselga

Harriet Hunter & Dino Bertini

Caryn & Jonathan Bilzin

Dana Landis Birnbaum ‘97 & Eric Birnbaum

Marina Colettis

Taja Abitbol & David Cone

Leslee & Aaron Cowen

Nada Elreedy & Roland DaCosta

Abby & Rick Elbaum

Amy & Rob Feinblatt

Tracy Kimmel & James Florack

Kara & Josh Freedman

Tasha & Peter Genatt

Joanna & Brian Goldman

Amy & Tom Jakobson

Lisa & Neal Kalish

Pamela & Noel Kimmel

Nathaniel Kramer

Greer & Jeremy Kudon

Yana & Michael Kulper

Margaret Jones & Ivan Marshalleck

Samantha & Steven Marvin

Julie Lam & Kapil Mathur

Jamie & David Mitchell

Heather & Jordan Ouida

Brenna & Lawrence Praeger

Jill & David Robbins

Anastasia & Vladislav Rysin

Brandy Katz & John Sandstedt

Stacie & David Schapiro

Jody & Ira Schwartz

Victoria & Alfred Shtainer

Katie & Jake Silverman

Tracy & Jay Snyder

Brett & Daniel Sundheim

Tracy Elstein & David Togut

Amy Rose & Allen Weinberg

Karla & Douglas Wheeler

Christine Kim & Ryan Williams

Stephanie & David Wolkoff

 

 

LIONS PRIDE SPONSORS

Madelyn & Allen Adamson

Randi & Scott Alper

Tracey & Andrew Appelbaum

Ronda & Mark Axelowitz

Mariane Soohoo & Christian Backer

Sharon & Ivan Bergstein

Vicki & Larry Botel

Beth Berns & Larry Bressler

Maria Isabel & Cesario Buffara

Elisabeth Gordon & Frank Cappello

Meghan & Manlio Carrelli

Dasha Wellness

Sara and Todd Dashefsky

Donny Deutsch

Alison & Bryan Dunn

Tammy & Matthew Elefant

Shelley & Fred Fehrenbach

Linda & Mark Florin

Julie & David Friedland

Erica & David Friedman

Lynn & Jeffrey Geron

Lori & Alexander Gitomer

Gretchen Monahan & Ricky Goldin

Dawn Handler Harbart & Warren Harbart

Cindy & Jeff Harlib

Abbe Held

Michelle Lowes & Paul Hyde

Yasemin & Scott Ising

Jane & Steven Kantor

Hollis Bright & Terry Kavanagh

Thomas Whalen & Russell Kemp

Nancy Dubuc & Michael Kizilbash

Susan & Robert Kramer

Zina & Alex Kroner

Galit & Scott Kursman

Gretchen & Bradford Laney

Nicole & Mark Lawrence

Amanda Lederman

Stephanie & Matthew Lobron

Stacey & Terrence Lowenberg

Jessica & Alan Mantel

Lori & Greg Margolis

Jillian & John McCarthy

Ranee Bartolacci-Meir & Nir Meir

David and Georgia Milch

Kathleen Hanrahan & Ray Mirza

Pamela Mitchell

Alissa & Bruce Nierenberg

Jill & Jim Ornstein

Melanie & Steven Perlstein

Anjali & Michael Pollack

Miho Walsh & Roy Prieb

Hayley Pessin & Martin Propper

Irina & Sheeraz Qureshi

Demetra Spiliotopoulos & Stephen Richardson

Jill & Glenn Riedman

Janeth & Daniel Sachs

Jenifer & Mark Salzberg

Leigh & Jay Schwartzreich

Genevieve & Barry Shapiro

Stefanie & David Shaw

Rochelle Silpe

Alyssa & David Small

Carly & Brian Snyder

Nicole Venezia

Teresa O & Milton Waner

Marla Wasserman

Laura & Lee Wattenberg

Danielle Strauss & Jedd Wider

Cynthia & David Ye

 

LIONS ROAR SPONSORS

Andrea Hall & Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez

Nisa & Bradley Amoils

Lisa Applebaum

Jennifer Baum

Judia Elmore Black

Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi

Pamela Landman & Eric Burner

Gloria & Steven Cohen

Marcy & Jordan Czeizler

Lisa Dallmer

Mary Gail Doerhoefer

Stacey Lauren & Frank Doyle

Gina & Daniel Dwyer

Tatyana Feldman

Erin & Jon Frankel

Ava Schoenberg & Lawrence Frishman

Allyson & Alan Galishoff

Valerie Garten

Rebecca & Alex Ginzburg

George Haddad

Amy & Mitchell Kaneff

Jessica & Jason Karp

Maggie Lear & Daniel Katz

Jennifer & Jeffrey Kolitch

Liane & Luca Lindner

Jessica& Stuart Lippman

Alyssa & David Mack

Mireille & Robert Manocherian

Maureen & Michael McGinn

Nicole & Michael Mesard

Jeni & Peter Minikes

Lori & Thomas Mullaney

Candace & Jonathan Perkin

Leah & Steven Swarzman

Abby & Jeremy Schiffman

Jennifer & Todd Solomon

Jaynee Sprayregen

Ticiana & Alan Strozenberg

Elizabeth van Puijenbroek

Lilach & Eric Wasserman

FACULTY SPONSORS

Cindy & Jason Altberger

Louise Barzilay & Stephen Berenson

Heidi & Jonathan Brod

Sarah Jones & Steven Cohen

The Cooper Family

Stacey Lauren & Frank Doyle

Debra Netschert & K.C. Dustin, II

Lauren & Joshua Forman

Janice & Daniel Horowitz

Amelia & Oscar Junquera

May Wong & John McAuley

Jessica & David Ross

Carrie & Kevin Schultz

Wendy & Danny Segal

Alysia & Warren Solow

Meredith & Peter Sotoloff

Gordon Stevenson

Jennie & Jay Takefman

Alicia & James Weinstein

Danielle Strauss & Jedd Wider

Michelle Lam & Andrew Woo

IN-KIND & GIFT BAG DONORS

Judia Black

Donny Deutsch

enJoie

Everafter

Frame.com

Linda & Mark Florin

Hu Kitchen

June Jacobs

Seth Jacoby

Juice Press

Jessica & Jason Karp

Sari & Haro Keledjian

Amanda Lederman

Jeni & Peter Minikes

NY Concierge

Peter Thomas Roth

Priority One Jets, Inc.

Victoria Shtainer Team

Rochelle Jacobs Silpe

Skyscrapers Cleaning Management

Untouchable Events

Meredith & Bryan Verona

 

RAFFLE DONORS

Randi & Scott Alper

Judia Black

Bravo – Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

enJoie

Ever After

Fly BLADE Inc.

Frame.com

Amy & Brian France

Fred Marcus Photography

Jennifer Goodman

Groovy Goods

Marjorie & Joshua Harris

June Jacobs

Seth Jacoby

Karishma & Abhay Javeri

Ali & Randy Kane

Sari & Haro Keledjian

London Jewelers

Major Food Group

Jeni & Peter Minikes

NASCAR

New York City Football Club

Alissa & Bruce Nierenberg

Peter Thomas Roth

Lauren & Al Salerno

Renay & Howard Schwartz

Rochelle Jacobs Silpe

Vicki & Joe Tahl

Tao Group

Theory