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25th Anniversary Gala

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Common Ground will hold its 25th Anniversary Celebrating Home & Community gala.

The gala is now at capacity. If you would like to attend, please call Vanessa Miller, Special Assistant to the President/CEO at 212.389.9391.

If you would like to purchase an ad or make a contribution, please do so below.

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This year, we are privileged to celebrate three distinguished honorees:

James S. Rubin
Immediate Past Common Ground Board Chairman
Commissioner, NYS Homes and Community Renewal

The Starr Foundation and Starr International Foundation
Maurice Greenberg, Chairman
Florence Davis, President

Rick Cook
Partner, COOKFOX Architects

Event Details
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30 pm – Cocktails, 7:30 pm – Seated dinner and program
Cipriani 25 Broadway
25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004


Gala Chairs

Michael J. Franco
Common Ground Board Chairman
Chief Investment Officer, Vornado Realty Trust

Christopher P. Frissora
Common Ground Board Treasurer
Managing Director, Angelo, Gordon & Co.

David L. Picket
Common Ground Board Member
President, Gotham Organization, Inc.

Vice Chairs

Cheryl Cohen Effron

Bob Fox
Partner, COOKFOX Architects

David P. Harris
Chief Investment Officer, Rockefeller & Co.

Ed Matthews
President and Director, C.V. Starr

Paul Travis
Managing Partner, Washington Square Partners

Each year, nearly 4,000 chronically homeless and low-income individuals are able to attain and sustain stability through Common Ground’s programs. The annual Celebrating Home & Community Gala is our agency’s single largest source of private philanthropic support during any given year for programs serving homeless and at at-risk New Yorkers.

Even if you are not able to attend, please consider contributing to this event by making a fully tax deductible donation for our cause. Doing so would benefit a great many vulnerable New Yorkers.

Please contact Vanessa Miller, Special Assistant to the President/CEO at 212.389.9391 or gala@commonground.org with any questions.