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November 16, 2022
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Greenwich House Raises Over $325,000 at 120th Anniversary Benefit
Funds will support arts and education, older adult services, health programs, renovations and repairs to its historic
West Village facilities –
(New York, NY) –Greenwich House, a settlement house offering high-impact, multigenerational arts, education, social, and health programming, celebrated its 120th anniversary on November 15 with a benefit gala at Tribeca Rooftop. The organization raised mission-critical funds to support its programs in arts and education, older adult services, and mental and behavioral health, and for renovations and repairs to its historic West Village buildings and spaces.
Three former Greenwich House leaders were honored for their commitment to service and profound contributions to the organization’s legacy:
- Nancy Glauberman, Founding Director of Greenwich House’s Barrow Street Nursery School, 2006 to 2019
- Roy Leavitt, Former Executive Director and CEO of Greenwich House, 1999 to 2019
- Adam Welch, Former Director of Greenwich House Pottery, 2010 to 2020
“As we celebrate our 120th anniversary, Greenwich House remains relevant, resilient, and responsive to the vibrant community that we serve and looks forward to advancing this legacy in the decades to come,” said Darren Bloch, CEO of Greenwich House. “We are grateful to our honorees, and for the consistent and generous support of our neighbors from this community and beyond who have invested in the people, programs, and places of Greenwich House.”
The event was attended by over 250 guests, including New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Council Member Chris Marte, and Council Member Erik Bottcher. It featured performances by the String Trio Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda and Nurmira Greenberg, and the Greenwich House Music School Dance Clarinets. A specially curated presentation of Village Voices, an exhibit by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, was also on display.
The benefit was a celebration of the people and places of Greenwich House that are and have been crucial to the organization’s 120 years of service, support, and enrichment. The history of Greenwich House is intrinsically linked with the rich history of Greenwich Village and New York City. From the progressive activism of the early 20th century, to the economic devastation of the depression era, to the artistic vibrancy of the 60s, to the unfathomable loss during the AIDS crisis, to the widespread isolation felt during the COVID-19 shut downs, Greenwich House has served, supported, enriched, and enlivened the West Village community and beyond.
Many individuals generously sponsored the event, including Cathy and Frank Aquila, Myrna Chao, Chris and Amy Kiplok, Diane and Gerard Koeppel, Greg and Ilana Mazlin, Jan-Willem and Ricarda van den Dorpel, Ed and Karen Adler, Henry Pinnell, Daniel Sussman and Beth Barry, Rosemary Corbet, Samir and Erin Hussein, Whitney Lawson and George McCullogh, Tamara Alexander Lynch, Margie and Ted Mayer.
Among the many organizations who generously sponsored the event and work included Chelsea Market, Google, New York University, Coordinated Compliance Solutions, BTQ, Con Edison, Gallagher, Trinity Wall Street, Jackson Lewis, Lennox Health, and Warner Brothers/Discovery.
About Greenwich House:
Founded in 1902, Greenwich House is dedicated to enriching the lives of children, families, and older adults, and individuals working to overcome life’s challenges through arts and education programs, older adult services, and health services. Learn more at www.greenwichhouse.org.