Time to Celebrate

Success Academy Spring Benefit

HONORING

Michael R. Bloomberg

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For questions and further information, please contact us at: [email protected] or call 646.747.6200

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Thank you to our generous Benefit
Co-Chairs and Dinner Committee

Benefit Co-Chairs

  • Jane Moss and Ravenel Curry
  • Kara and Scott Friedman
  • The Galbraith Family
  • Julie and Joel Greenblatt
  • Mason Hawkins
  • Suzie and Bruce Kovner
  • Margaret and Daniel Loeb
  • Kate and Bob Niehaus
  • Paulson Family Foundation
  • Karen and John Petry
  • Robin and Rich Pzena
  • Campbell Brown and Daniel Senor
  • Dhanusha Sivajee and Lorenzo Smith III
  • Janine and Jeff Yass

Dinner Committee

  • Purnima Puri and Rich Barrera
  • Mary G. Berner and Sally K. Whaling
  • Judith and William Greenblatt
  • Lizette St. Hilaire
  • Yen Liow
  • John and Barbara Vogelstein
  • Susan R. Witter
  • Kent A. Yalowitz

Celebrating our next
big leap

On Monday, April 25, 2022 we gathered together to celebrate our scholars, families, teachers, and champions who are redefining success each and every day. We announced our most ambitious plan to date – re-imagining K-12 education and building a landmark campus in the South Bronx – and one of the largest gifts in the history of public education from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Thank you to those who joined and all those who are supporting this historic evening on behalf of children. Together, we are showing the world what success can mean.

Event details

Honoree

Michael R. Bloomberg

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, three-term mayor of New York City

Elected mayor of New York in 2001, Bloomberg made education a top priority. His administration raised graduation rates to record highs, substantially increased teacher salaries, narrowed racial achievement gaps, and created over 600 new schools.

After leaving City Hall in 2013, he resumed leadership of Bloomberg LP, the data and media startup he founded in 1981. His foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, seeks to save and improve lives for the greatest number of people. He has given away $12.7 billion, including his most recent major commitment: $750 million to create 150,000 new seats in charter schools.

His support for his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, includes a $1.8 billion gift to financial aid – allowing the university to be permanently need-blind. Bloomberg also leads a coalition of 128 top colleges that have committed to enrolling and graduating more lower-income students.

Bloomberg earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Support Success Academy

Thank you for your generous support. Your contribution, minus $270 per ticket, is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Sponsorship opportunities

$250,000

Bigger, bolder, faster

Includes VIP+ seating for 10 at the dinner; Bigger, Bolder, Faster listing in the evening’s program and on the donor screens; Premium placement of logo or listing on event website and materials

$100,000

Scaling excellence

Includes VIP seating for 10 at the dinner; Scaling Excellence listing in the evening’s program and on the donor screens; Premium placement of logo or listing on event website and materials

$75,000

Joy and rigor

Includes superb seating for 10 at the dinner; Joy and Rigor listing in the evening’s program and on the donor screens; Prominent placement of logo or listing on event website and materials

$50,000

Love of learning

Includes excellent seating for 10 at the dinner; Love of Learning listing in the evening’s program and on the donor screens; Preferred placement of logo or listing on event website and materials

$25,000

Shaping the future

Includes prime seating for 10 at the dinner; Shaping the Future listing in the evening’s program; Prime placement of listing on event website and materials

$15,000

Limitless Potential

Includes seating for 10 at the dinner; Limitless Potential listing in the evening’s program; Listing on event website and materials

$1,500

Standing with kids and families

Includes individual seating and listing in the evening’s program; Listing on event materials

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Benefactors

Our deepest thanks to everyone whose generosity made this special night possible.

Bigger, Bolder, Faster

Jane Moss and Ravenel Curry
Julie and Joel Greenblatt
Margaret and Daniel Loeb
Sue and Steve Mandel
Paulson Family Foundation
The Paul E. Singer Foundation
STOP Foundation 4 Education
Janine and Jeff Yass

Scaling Excellence

Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Galbraith Family
Mason Hawkins
Suzie and Bruce Kovner
Kate and Bob Niehaus
Karen and John Petry
Robin and Rich Pzena
Campbell Brown and Dan Senor
Dhanusha Sivajee and Lorenzo Smith III

Joy and Rigor

Anonymous

Raising the Bar

Anonymous
Purnima Puri and Rich Barrera
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Judith and William Greenblatt
Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
Susan and Bill Oberndorf
Hope and Robert F. Smith
Lizette St. Hilaire
John and Barbara Vogelstein
Susan R. Witter

Shaping the Future

Anonymous
Eileen and Lowell Aptman
Shari and Jeff Aronson
Michelle and Jonathan Auerbach
Mary G. Berner and Sally K. Whaling
Corvex Management, LP
Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller
Lori and Mark Fife
FRENCH TOAST
John and Amy Griffin Foundation
The Marc Haas Foundation
Jefferies
Sonia and Paul Jones
Liza Shakhnovich and Ripan Kadakia
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
Yen Liow
Kevin and Vanessa O’Malley
Carolyn and Curtis Schenker
Helen and Charles Schwab
Sydney and Stanley S. Shuman
SkyBridge Capital
Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer
Sun Capital Partners Foundation
Dr. Catherine Goodstein and Ian Wallace
Kent A. Yalowitz

Limitless Potential

Anonymous
Bank of America
Rev. A.R. Bernard, Christian Cultural Center
Alexander M. Chudnoff and his JLL family
Cigna HealthCare
Citi
Marika Alzadon and Samuel Cole
Credit Suisse Securities
Lyndsay DeVore and Suleman Lunat
EY
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
Martin J Gross Family Foundation
The Hammarskjold Family
Rabbi Andrea and Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
A. Michael May – Silverstein Capital Partners
Newmark
Jill Braufman and Daniel Nir
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Turner + Towsend (T+T)
Caroline and Tiger Williams
(As of April 27, 2022)

About Success Academy

Since its founding in 2006, Success Academy has created the highest-performing public school district in New York state, and a national model of access to excellence for children across all demographics. We currently enroll over 20,000 children in our 47 elementary, middle, and high schools. The majority of Success Academy scholars are children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods, admitted through a random public lottery. Our distinctive K-12 approach, designed as a holistic thirteen-year educational trajectory, leads to student outcomes that outpace even those in affluent suburban schools. To date, 100% of SA’s graduates have been accepted to college, many to highly selective institutions. Most are the first in their families to have the opportunity for higher education. We regularly share our groundbreaking curriculum and methods with educators and school leaders across the country. By scaling excellence and reigniting the civic mission of education, Success Academy is leading a movement to reinvent public education. All children can thrive and achieve in school, in college, and in life — Success Academy students and teachers prove it every day.

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Contact us

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 646.747.6200.