Oliver Scholars Gala

2018 Oliver Scholars Gala

May 8, 2018

Guastavino's, New York City


6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Past and Present Gala Sponsors Oliver Scholars Gala Sponsors, Past and Present

We thank our honorees Carmine Di Sibio, Global Managing Partner, Client Services at EY, and Don Lemon, Anchor of CNN Tonight, the Class of 2018, and more than 450 guests, for helping to make our annual Gala a smashing success. Now in its fifth year, this was the event's largest crowd to date. We deeply appreciate everyone who made contributions, including sponsors, ticket buyers, and donors who were unable to join the festivities. In all, Oliver raised over $700,000. These funds ensure Oliver's overall stability and build our capacity to recruit, prepare, and support Scholars from fourth grade through college graduation.

We were captivated throughout the evening. Carmine DiSibio advised Scholars to build genuine connections with the people they meet throughout their endeavors, so that they will always have a deep network of people who believe in them and will always cheer for their success. Scholars were inspired to continue cultivating maturity, thoughtfulness and, most of all, their confidence as future leaders of their communities and industries by Don Lemon. Host and Alumna Shirley Rumierk shared a touching story about how her experience with Oliver gave her and her family hope during a difficult time, and, in the process, forever changed her life trajectory.

It was wonderful to see Oliver's community celebrate together throughout the evening, as our supporters met Scholars, our Board, Alumni and Junior Board, and Staff. There is no denying the powerful impact of being in a room of likeminded people who are gathered to support and celebrate young future leaders. This energy and generosity will undoubtedly carry us forward as we to continue to pursue this year's annual theme, Growth Every Day, In Every Way. We cannot thank you enough!

The 2018 Oliver Scholars Gala honored:

Carmine Di Sibio


Global Managing Partner - Client Service
EY

and

Don Lemon


Anchor
CNN

With Special Recognition of

The Graduating Class of 2018


Host

Shirley Rumierk


Actor, NBC's Rise, and Oliver Alumna

Honoree

Carmine Di Sibio

Global Managing Partner - Client Service
EY

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Honoree

Don Lemon

Anchor
CNN

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Host

Shirley Rumierk

Actor, NBC's Rise
Oliver Alumna

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Oliver Scholars Gala

Honorary Co-Chairs

Judith-Ann Corrente & Willem Kooyker

Charles & Lynn Crow

 

Oliver Scholars Gala Host Committee

Timothy Pope, Chair

Norman Ambrose & Stephan Krucker

Terry-Ann Burrell ‘95

Monty & Julie Cerf

James de Givenchy

Stephen & Bonnie Feuerman

Dr. Francesca Fusco

Rob Guimento & Adrian Gilbey

Barbara Horowitz

Michael & Katherine Kessler

Kimberly King '93

Daniel Lindenberg

Timothy Macdonald & Karen Bjornson Macdonald

Timothy Pope & Robin Berg

Yvonne Quinn

Orlando Reece & Cedric Moreau

Peter Reed & Alden Warner

Freddy Rolón '92

Benjamin Schott & Jindra Zitek

Carol Schuster

Xiaoping Su

John & Louisa Troubh

Russell & Nancy Zelenetz