2017 Foundation Awards Gala

05/10 2017 Foundation Awards Gala 6:30 PM

Written By: Talk of the Sound News


Who: Gloria Borger NRHS ’70 (CNN Chief Political Analyst)

            Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, The Best Man, Barbershop: The Next Cut)

            Camille Banks-Lee (Clinic Director, The Guidance Center of Westchester)

            Robert and Donna Young (The Young Companies)

            Errol Louis NRHS ’80 (NY1, New York Daily News)

What:  2017 Foundation Awards Gala to support New Rochelle public schools

Where: The Fountainhead

            55 Quaker Ridge Rd, New Rochelle, 10804

When: Wednesday, May 10


Tickets Available at NREDFund.org

From the middle of the presidential election to multi-million dollar movies, New Rochelle alumni and residents are involved in a wide variety of successful ventures. The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is hosting the 2017 Foundation Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 10, at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, to honor some of those people, as well as our future leaders.

The 2017 Honorees include Gloria Borger NRHS ’70, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst who will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award; Malcolm D. Lee (Writer Director, Producer of films including the forthcoming Girls Trip, as well as The Best Man and Barbershop: The Next Cut) and Camille Banks-Lee (Clinic Director of the Guidance Center of Westchester) who will receive the Kohlberg Citizenship Award; and Robert and Donna Young of development firm The Young Companies, who will be honored with the Corporate Leadership Award.

The Master of Ceremonies is Host of NY1’s “Inside City Hall,” Errol Lewis NRHS ‘80, who is also a New York Daily News Columnist and Contributor to CNN.

The Fund for Educational Excellence partners with the City School District of New Rochelle and engages the broader New Rochelle community to develop, fund and implement high-quality educational and enrichment programming that enhances the school experience and helps students thrive and succeed along their educational journey.

Among the program supported by the fund are subsidized SAT and ACT prep classes; a Dual Enrollment Program that enables students with financial need to pay for and receive college credits for courses they take during high school; and Poetry and Arts Out Loud which offer students the chance to show off their creative side on a big stage. The Fund also administers the Museum of Arts & Culture which features artwork by local and regional artists as well as programs including Anne Frank: A History for Today.

In addition to the honorees, the Fund will also recognize a number of New Rochelle High School students for their achievements. The students, selected by the City School District of New Rochelle, include Mary Tomei (Arts & Culture Award), Nicholas Townley (David A. Garfinkel Citizenship Award), Jordan Wallace (Eric Tutera Sports Leadership Award), and Wendy Yu (Technology Award).

Former Director of the Fund, Susan S. Weisman will be presented with the Chairman’s Award for Meritorious Service. Weisman guided the organization for almost ten years, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the New Rochelle Fund’s efforts and grow important programming for New Rochelle students.

To purchase tickets and for more information on the Fund for Excellence please visit nredfund.org. Follow the Fund on Facebook and Instagram @nrfund, Twitter @nredfund.