Brooklyn Public Library's Ball for Brooklyn

On April 27, 2021 we were thrilled to celebrate Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee at our virtual gala, From Our Stoop to Yours. We are delighted to be able to share the event video, which is available for viewing for a limited time.

We invite you to watch this heartwarming half-hour film — a virtual stoop gathering in true Brooklyn spirit. You'll hear incredible stories of how BPL serves the borough of Brooklyn and beyond, as well as messages from surprise celebrity guests who offered their congratulations to Spike and Tonya.

Proceeds from the event will help fund a wide variety of library services and programs that BPL sustained throughout the pandemic. You can still donate here. On behalf of the 2.6 million Brooklynites served by Brooklyn Public Library, thank you for your dedication and your support for BPL, and enjoy the show.

CO-CHAIRS
Nina Collins
Nancy & Chad Dickerson
Blake & Andrew Foote
Becky & Tom Fruin
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia
Jeanine & Michael Liburd
Susan & David Marcinek
Cassandra & Lloyd Metz
Baratunde Thurston
Jacqueline Woodson
HOST COMMITTEE
Peter L. Aschkenasy and Pamela S. Brier
Martine Beamon & Eddie Joyce
Jenny & Michael Best
Alexandra & Samuel Charney
Constance Christensen
Anthony W. Crowell & David D. Rohde
Cindy and Evan Goldberg
Magda Jimenez Train & Patrick Train-Gutiérrez
Miriam E. Katowitz
James Marlas and Marie Nugent-Head Marlas
Leslie & David Puth
Sandra & Peter Schubert
Robin Shanus & Stephen Merkel
Diane & Joseph Steinberg
Anne & William Tatlock
Erin Texeira & Kevin Davis
Anne Welsh McNulty
Allison & David M. Womack
Elisa Zuritsky & Jordan Barowitz
VISIONARY SPONSORS
Arete Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Cindy & Evan Goldberg
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia
Diane & Joseph Steinberg
BENEFACTORS
BET
Citi
Constance Christensen
Nina Lorez Collins
Nancy & Chad Dickerson
Blake & Andrew Foote
Susan & David Marcinek
Sandra & Peter Schubert
The Shanus Merkel Family
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CONTRIBUTORS
Martine Beamon & Eddie Joyce
Peter L. Aschkenasy and Pamela S. Brier
The Durst Organization
Becky & Tom Fruin
Karen & Kevin Kennedy in Honor of Linda Johnson
Macy's
The John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation
David M. Solomon / Goldman Sachs Gives
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
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SUPPORTERS
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Armand Corporation
Benchmark Builders
BerlinRosen
Charney Companies LLC
Anthony W. Crowell & David D. Rohde
Ingram Library Services, LLC
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Miriam E. Katowitz
Jeanine & Michael Liburd
James Marlas and Marie Nugent-Head Marlas
McGrail & Bensinger LLP
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Penguin Random House
Leslie & David Puth
Rockefeller Capital Management
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
Anne & William Tatlock
Erin Texeira & Kevin Davis
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
Allison & David M. Womack
Alliant logo Benchmark Builders BerlinRosen Charney Companies logo Ingram
Jackson Lewis logo Jackson Lewis logo Penguin Random House Penguin Random House Rockefeller Capital Management Toshiko Mori Architect
GALA DONORS
Barbara Albert
Liz Alter & Charles Duhigg
Baker & Taylor
Jennie & Jake Blair
Broadway Stages
Karen Casey
Jose R. Claxton
Bevin & William Cline
Margorie & William Coleman
Ali Davis
EBSCO Information Services
Edison Properties
Jennifer & Steven Eisenstadt
EisnerAmper LLP
Jane Brody Engquist
Envoie Projects LLC
Nicola & Andrew Fabens
Eliza & Jason Factor
Karen Fairbanks
Katherine & Luke Fichthorn
Alice M. Fisher Rubin
Margo Flug Jhaveri
Anne L. Fontaine
Alan Goldberg
Peter Grazioli
Kara Hailey
Megan & Jeremy Healey
Natasha Holiday
Faiza Issa & Noah Levy
Jo-Ann Kalb
Jessie McClintock Kelly
Andrew Kimball
Lectorum Publications
Robin & Jay Lewis
Diane Liburd
Kayma Liburd
MAG Partners LP
Sandeep L. Mathrani
Cassandra & Lloyd Metz
Andrew Z. Michaelson
Mitchell Giurgola Architects, LLP
Jaime Moore
Craig Nerenberg
Dinah Nissen
Christina M. Norman
Tina & John Novogratz
Janet & David Offensend
Suratchada Brian & O'Neil
OverDrive Inc.
Park Tower Group
Charles Pigott
RAL Companies
Resnicow and Associates, Inc.
Susan & Willam Rifkin
Kathy Robb
Emily Steinberg
TD Bank
Christina Tettonis
Jennifer L. Turner
U3 Advisors
George Van Amson
Heather D. White
Amerika Williamson
Jacqueline Woodson
WORK Architecture Company
Brett Yormark