The Art of Cooking Gala Dinner 2013 & Live Auction

By September 13, 2013Past Events

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at Sotheby’s for The Art of Cooking, a gala dinner and live auction honoring Rachael Ray and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. All proceeds from this benefit dinner will go to support The Sylvia Center and our cooking programs in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers. As a special treat, part of the dinner will feature dishes prepared by Sylvia Center chef instructors and student chefs!

Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! organization empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids and funding cooking education and scholarships. Since 2006, Yum-o! has teamed up with a variety of partner organizations to accomplish its three-tiered mission: Cook, Feed and Fund.

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City facilitates innovative public-private partnerships citywide in areas including the environment, youth development, health, financial empowerment, volunteerism, and the arts. During the Bloomberg Administration, the Mayor’s Fund has helped pilot and expand several healthy eating initiatives including The Sylvia Center’s programming, the citywide school gardens initiative, salad bars in schools, and NYC Green Carts.

Through a partnership with Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! organization and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, The Sylvia Center provides healthy cooking and nutrition classes in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers that reach over 2,000 children and teens each year. The program helps young people develop knowledge of and love for cooking, become conscious consumers, and make healthy food choices for themselves and their families.

The mission of The Sylvia Center is to inspire children to eat well through hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. Through our programs, children learn what fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare it for themselves and their families.  We teach skills that inspire children to establish independent healthy eating habits—so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.

Sponsorship Tables and Tickets

To ensure that your entire contribution goes toward supporting our programs at The Sylvia Center, please note that our preferred method of payment is via check. This will help us avoid credit card and ticket fees.

The Sylvia Center Art of Cooking Gala
c/o McEvoy & Associates
32 Union Square East
Suite 406
New York, NY 10003

Individual tickets are also available online here.

Diamond Sponsor  $50,000

Provides funding for one NYCHA Community Center after school and family cooking program for one year and one 6-month, fulltime Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm internship. Includes Premium table of 10; Diamond electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $48,500 is tax-deductible.

Platinum Sponsor  $35,000

Provides funding for one NYCHA Community Center after school and family cooking program for one year. Includes Prominent table of 10; Platinum electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $33,500 is tax-deductible.

Gold Sponsor  $20,000

Provides funding for youth and teen cooking program at one NYCHA Community Center for one year. Includes table of 10; Gold electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials. $18,500 is tax-deductible.

Silver Sponsor  $12,500

Provides funding for family cooking program at one NYCHA Community Center for one year. Includes table of 10; Silver electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials. $11,000 is tax-deductible.

Platinum Benefit Ticket  $2,500

One ticket to the benefit. Recognition in program and online materials. $2,350 is tax-deductible.

Gold Benefit Ticket  $1,250

One ticket to the benefit. Recognition in program. $1,100 is tax-deductible.

Silver Benefit Ticket  $750

One ticket to the benefit. $600 is tax-deductible.

Electronic Journal Ads

An ad buys you time in our electronic journal, which will be prominently projected throughout the evening. Ads due by September 30, 2013

Diamond Ad  $2,500

Platinum Ad  $1,500

Gold Ad  $1,000

Silver Ad  $500

 

Gala Chairs

Cindy & David Edelson

Trudy Elbaum Gottesman & Robert Gottesman

Amy Todd Middleton & Curt Middleton

Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger

 

Gala Committee

Sharon Avneri & Colin Finkelstein

Lizzie & Scott Domansky

Lara & Doug Holtz

Dina & David Weinstein

Amy Berlin Wolpert & Ivan Wolpert

 

Benefit Committee

Jody & John Arnhold

Ellen Ball

Alison Block & Stephane Gerson

Ashley Bradley

Donna & Anthony Barrett

Laura & Lloyd Blankfein

Alison Cayne

Ronnie Davis

Wendy Dessy

Leslie Dezer & Ricardo Salmon

Lauren & Lee Feldman

Karen Freedman & Roger Weisberg

Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum

Susan Freedman & Richard Jacobs

James Frey

Barrie Glabman & Adam Schwartz

Rozanne Gold & Michael White

Anne Heyman & Seth Merrin

John G. Hall

Harriet & Len Holtz

Maureen & Jonathan Holtz

Robert L. Ireland, Jr.

Stacey & Curtis Lane

Fran & Jack Levy

Amanda & Marcel Lundberg

Jackie Mahal & Ben Segal

Dodi Meyer, MD

Katie Michel

Janet Montag

Lori & David Moore

Gary Podell

John Rhea

Heidi & Richard Rieger

Betsey Ruprecht

Rebecca & Arthur Samberg

Tracy Chutorian Semler & Eric Semler

Jill & Howard Sharfstein

Peggy & David Tanner

Teri & Barry Volpert