BLR@20

BLR is 20. Come watch our 20th Anniversary celebration!

Featuring:

  • Jill LePore, New Yorker writer, author of “These Truths”

  • Abraham Verghese, MD, author of “Cutting for Stone”

  • Leslie Jamison, essayist, BLR Prize Winner, and author of “The Empathy Exams”

  • Michele Harper, MD, author of “The Beauty in Breaking”

  • Edward Hirsch, poet, President of the Guggenheim Foundation

    Honoring Lisa Sanders, MD, author of “Every Patient Tells a Story,” creator of NY Times “Diagnosis” column, and consultant for “House, M.D.”

  • plus readings by Shanda McManus and Saleem Hue Penny

  • and dance performance by Samantha Figgins from Alvin Ailey

 

 

Support BLR@20

Gala Benefactors  ($10,000)

Abraham  Verghese
Jan and Marica Vilcek

Gala Patrons  ($5000)

Bettina & Michael Klein
Northwell Health
Robert Warshaw

Gala Muses  ($2500)

David & Jacqueline Weill
OET (Occupational English Test)
Penguin Random House
Robert Oldshue & Anne Calabrese

Gala Partners  ($1000+)

Danielle Ofri
Dina & Ron Borzekowski
John Froude
Lesmah Fraser
Lin Lombardi
Marit Vagstad
Martin Blaser
Michael Myers
Michael Yeaman
Myrna Blyth
Perri Klass
Sig-Linda Jacobson
Vida Foubister

Gala Advocates  ($500)

Anyika Jordan
Barron Lerner
Bruce H Campbell
Eliza & Doug Chin
Frank Clark
Gerard A. Kirwan
Jennifer Nevins
Jerome Lowenstein
Katherine Mathews
Kathleen Gibbons
Marilyn Abildskov
Marion Nestle
Ruth Oratz
Saul Weiner

Gala Friends  (up to $250)

Aaron Akman
Abraham Fuks
Ajay Major
Andrew Freedman
Anna Levendel
Arlene Kossoff
Barbara Grufferman
Benjamin Sadock
Billie Tadros
Cathy Niden
Cori Baill
Dan Shaham
Dana Suskind
David Ferris
Deborah D Bayer DO
Debra Malina
Donna Baier Stein
Elayne K Mustalish
Erika Goldman
Everett Eissenstat
Frank P Akman
Gardner McFall
Gilbert Tauber
Helene Atwan
Iris Cohen
Jane Mushabac
Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeoffry Gordon
Jerrold Weiss
John & Masumi O’Donnell
Joseph Becker
Karen Griffin
Ken D Browne
Krista Puttler
Lauralee Leonard
Lauren Nossel
Lisa Lebduska
Lisa Marinelli
Madeleine Biondolillo
Marcia Forecki
Marcia Ofri
Mary Vogler
Martha Gershun
Nancy Lord
Nancy Walters
Neda Afsarmanesh
Nicholas Birns
Philip Gold
Rana Bitar Jacob
Roz Keller
Samuel Autman
Susan Land
Dr. Talya Miron-Schatz
Theresa Brown
Tom and Jill Delbanco
William Branch

Support BLR@20

 

 

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