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BREAKTHROUGH NEW YORK

ANNUAL REPORT

2015


OUR MISSI N Breakthrough New York transforms the lives of talented kids from low-income backgrounds by providing educational support from middle school through college into careers and inspires talented young people to enter careers in education through our students-teaching-students model.

Our goal is to create leaders who break the cycle of poverty in their families and affect positive change in their communities.

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INSPIRING LEADERS Every child we enroll goes to college. That’s a fact we celebrate – a 100% success rate. What’s even more inspiring is that every one of our Breakthrough New York students who aspires to attend a four-year college and succeeds makes a difference. We view every student’s success with a ripple effect. The circles of our impact widen, leading to change in their families and in their communities. Many of them are the first in their families to attend college. Though their families believe in their potential, they often don’t have the resources to support them. By joining the Breakthrough New York community, they have accessed resources – academic preparation, financial workshops, internships and mentorships, and career skills – that have enriched their lives so they can fulfill their potential. These students, who work hard and dream big, inspire us every day, and have throughout our history. And, as they have broken old barriers, we have broken new ground. Our program – which literally launched inside a closet – was expanded to three locations in 2015. We’ve recruited more students than ever before. With support now to a decade – 10 years! - we don’t only inspire our students to get to college, but through college, too. As we have grown in size (in our office space, staff and budget), so have our student successes. In 2015, they visited The White House, won coveted scholarships and internships, and earned acceptance at prestigious high schools and colleges. In this annual report, we proudly share several of those stories. They speak to the dedication of so many people: our students, their families, a committed Board, staff, and countless donors from across the country. This wellspring of support fuels our momentum and our spirit of generosity. Our Breakthrough New York students continually give back: many return as our volunteers, Teaching Fellows, or pursue careers in public service. Alice Ng, a former Breakthrough New York student and new teacher in New York City, summed up the lifelong impact of Breakthrough New York: “Without Breakthrough New York, I would not have had opportunity.” Inspiring, right? With gratitude,

RHEA WONG Executive Director & Breakthrough New York Board of Directors


INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT 2015 PLACEMENTS 100% OF

UR 8TH GRADERS

ATTEND A COLLEGE-PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL Bard High School Early College • Beacon School • Bedford Academy • Berkeley Carroll • Bronx Science • Brooklyn College Academy • Brooklyn Friends • Brooklyn Latin • Brooklyn Tech • Church Farm School • Collegiate Institute for Science and Math • Collegiate School • Cristo Rey Brooklyn • Cristo Rey Brooklyn • Cristo Rey New York • Darrow School • Eleanor Roosevelt High School • Frank McCourt High School • High School for Mathematics Science and Engineering • High School of Art and Design • Manhattan Center • Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics • Manhattan Village Academy • Marble Hill School for International Studies • Millennium Brooklyn • NEST + m • NYC iSchool • Pace High School • School of the Future • Stonleigh Burnham • Stuyvesant • Trevor Day • Trinity School • Young Women’s Leadership East Harlem

100% OF OUR GR DUATING SENIORS MATRICULATED AT COLLEGE American University • Brandeis University • Carleton College • Carnegie Mellon University • Columbia University • CUNY Baruch College • CUNY NYC College of Technology • Depauw University • Franklin Marshall College • Guilford College • Lafayette College • Mercy College Bronx • Middlebury College • New York University • Pace University • Plattsburgh State University • SUNY Binghamton • SUNY Brockport • SUNY Buffalo • SUNY Fredonia • SUNY Geneseo • SUNY Potsdam • SUNY Albany • Syracuse University • Tufts University • University of Chicago • University of Southern California • Vanderbilt University • Vassar College • Wesleyan University • Yale University


2 15 TIMELINE FEBRUARY Parent Partnership Association formed to build a culture of empowerment by teaching our parents advocacy for their children.

MARCH 25 BTNY supporters sign up to Sponsor a Student

APRIL Interviewed 168 prospective students and their parents

MAY 3rd Annual Are You Smarter than a Breakthrough New York Student? Gala raises over $600,000

JULY Students visited over 15 Career Day Sites, including Citi, Goldman Sachs, Google, Metropolitan Real Estate, and NY1

UGUST

BTNY students visit The White House’s #ReachHigher Conference

JUNE Opened our third Breakthrough New York site in the South Bronx. A special thank you to Barker Welfare Foundation, The Blanche T. Enders Charitable Trust, J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, The Catalog for Giving, The Heckscher Foundation for Children, Herman Miller Cares, and L+M Development Partners

NOVEMBER DECEMBER Launched Student-Teaching-Students training initiative to train other youth service organizations to develop their academic program and improve educational outcomes. A special thank you to Edwin Gould Foundation, The Garcia Family Foundation, and The Heckscher Foundation for Children

Young Professionals Board hosted 150 guests at their annual mixer

INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT

SEPTEMBER 100% of BTNY high school students went off to college and 100% of college freshmen entered their second year of college


IN 2015 OUR STUDENTS... 90% FIRST IN FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE 51% FROM A SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLD 72% RECEIVE FREE FEDERAL OR REDUCED LUNCH

2,225,621

IN FINANCIAL AID OFFERED

370

TOTAL STUDENTS SERVED OVERALL

264 NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

168 STUDENTS INTERVIEWED

99 NEW STUDENTS ACCEPTED

34 IN MANHATTAN

35 IN BROOKLYN 30 IN

THE BRONX

INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT


OUR TEACHING FELLOWS...

56 TRAINED

631 TEACHING FELLOWS APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

43% FIRST IN FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE

50% IDENTIFY AS RACIAL MINORITIES

41% MALE OUR 2015 TEACHING FELLOWS ATTEND... Amherst College • Brown University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Dartmouth College • Georgetown University • Harvard University • Princeton University • University of California - Berkeley • Vanderbilt University • Wesleyan University


MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT

FATOUM TA

She may only be in 8th grade, but Fatoumata has already mapped out her future. First, the 13-year-old wants to attend The Thacher School, a boarding school in California, and then head to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she will pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. Finally, she wants to become a pediatrician. Fatoumata is overflowing with excitement about her future, which have swelled since the moment she joined Breakthrough New York two years ago. Her mother moved here from West Africa so that her children could receive a better education. A nurse in Queens, her limited economic means overshadowed her ability to provide more academic support for them. But then Fatoumata – the oldest of three children - discovered Breakthrough New York. From the first moment she learned about its free support, she charged ahead with her mother’s support. “I was intrigued, and knew I wanted to be part of this,” Fatoumata says. “This would be a lifechanging experience.” And it has been. Fatoumata was always high-achieving, but felt restrained at school. At Breakthrough New York, whether afterschool or during intensive summer sessions, she thrived. She credits the staff, her BTNY classmates, and volunteers who helped her turn problems into progress. “There isn’t a word in the dictionary that accurately describes what Breakthrough New York has meant to me,” she says. “They have always been there for me.” Breakthrough New York coached her through the high school application process, tutored her in subjects where she struggled, and developed her soft skills. Her hard work recently paid off: she won a coveted Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship. Along the way, she has developed friendships that will last a lifetime. In essays she wrote for The Thacher School application, she described how Breakthrough New York was a crossroads for her. “I wanted to receive the education that my mother came here for,” she says. “My mom has been supportive the whole way.” And, she’s paying it forward. Motivated by the generosity others have shown her, Fatoumata volunteers as a teaching assistant and a homeroom representative at her school. She also is serving as a BTNY ambassador, spreading the word about how the nonprofit changes lives for the better. She now sees opportunity – and not roadblocks – around every corner. “I am now a person that likes to be involved in everything,” she says.

INSPIRING FUTURES


INSPIRING FUTURES LUCAS

HIGH SCHO L STUDENT

Lucas found his voice at Breakthrough New York. The 15-year-old was extremely shy, and suffered from a lack of confidence. But at Breakthrough New York’s end of year celebration, he confronted his fear. He stepped onstage and recited a portion of a poem before hundreds of classmates and their families. “I was such a quiet kid then that I couldn’t project across a small room much less a gym,” he says. But a Breakthrough New York teacher took him aside, and coached him-having him speak louder as his instructor stepped further and further away. By the time that day when Lucas had to present, he charged through. “I stumbled a bit but I projected,” he says. “I knew this was something I could do. It made such a big impact.” That was a defining moment for Lucas, because he knew his hard work, sacrifices and determination were paying off. Lucas went on to become a BTNY ambassador, and even after he graduated to 9th grade and started at the Trinity School, the lessons he learned continued to resonate to this day. “Being an ambassador, I spread the word about what a great program this is,” he says, “and I get across what a great experience I’ve had and tell students all over New York City.” Breakthrough New York eased his transition to high school, allaying his fears. At weekend workshops and seminars, he picked up advice about homework and social skills from older students. “I learned how to fit into a high school environment,” he says. And, as a result, Lucas now is giving back. In addition to playing basketball on the Trinity team, he’s become a member of the school’s Model United Nations and School Senate. And he has become a Tour Guide Captain, showing incoming students around his school. His parents are spreading the word creating a rippling awareness of BTNY’s impact. “My dad especially has tried to get neighborhood students involved in Breakthrough,” he says. “I constantly tell younger students this is something you should strongly consider it you want to have a brighter future.”


SEBASTI N COLLEGE STUDENT Sebastian Sanchez has a few choice words for Breakthrough New York: “Thank you!” A sophomore at Middlebury College, Sebastian credits the BTNY team for getting him to – and soon through – college. He’s among the first class of students to benefit from BTNY’s college success program. “Betsy Kent has a lot of experience and insights,” he says of BTNY’s College Persistence Director. “She held workshops on college social and academic life and finances. She put us in touch with Breakthrough alumni fresh out of college, and she’s always been someone we could talk to.” Like many of his classmates, financial burdens weighed heavily as Sebastian neared college. But the communal spirit – older BTNY students sharing their stories – eased his anxiety. When he stepped onto the Middlebury campus, he already was equipped with budgeting and social skills, and an understanding of life away from home. He also could better balance his athletic activities (he’s a middle infielder on the school’s varsity baseball team) with his coursework. And it prepared him to now seek Middlebury’s summer immersion program abroad in Spain. His BTNY classmates since the summer after sixth grade have been a lifeline. “Breakthrough has always inspired us to stay together and not let go,” the 19-year-old says. “We wouldn’t be where we are if it weren’t for Breakthrough New York.” It’s why he also has a second message for BTNY; he wants to pay his experience forward. “Breakthrough New York taught me how to make connections, how to ask for help, how to write, how to interact,” he says. “I really can’t wait until after I graduate to give back to them because they have been one of the greatest supports in my life.”


Alice Ng learned valuable lessons as a student at Breakthrough New York. Now, she’s giving back and helping other students in Brooklyn attain success every day. “When I was in the Breakthrough New York program, it changed my life,” says Alice, who was among the BTNY Class of 2011 high school graduates. “I became a different person because of Breakthrough, and I’ve had opportunities in my life that would not have been possible.” What impressed her most was BTNY’s ability to bring out the best in its students; they were held to high standards, and quality work was always expected. But, the students’ emotional and social growth were also taken into account.

STUDENTS-TEACHING-STUDENTS

ALICE

Alice is among a number of Breakthrough New York graduates who didn’t end their engagement with the nonprofit once they reached college, or even graduated. In fact, a significant number have returned. Alice first became a BTNY program assistant, a school year tutor, and then applied to be a Teaching Fellow over two summers while she attended Smith College. Last summer, she served as an assistant director to Senior Program Director Natalie Cox. She said BTNY provided a stipend to help her afford school. But her overarching motivation was to remain close to a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. “When you work here, you live, sleep, and breathe Breakthrough New York,” she says. “They were there for me financially and emotionally but also to help develop me into an educator.” A 2015 graduate of Smith College, where she studied political science and French, Alice didn’t hesitate to step back into the classroom. She now is in her first year as a 7th grade math and history teacher at the Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School Middle Academy. Breakthrough New York, she says, was the catalyst that changed her life, prompting her to want to help others. As a teacher, she now is better equipped to talk with her students and family members. Her BTNY experience resonates each day as she shepherds her charges. “Without Breakthrough New York,” she says, “I would not have had opportunity. I wanted to inspire other students to ensure for them the legacy that BTNY was for me and uphold BTNY’s core values.”

INSPIRING FUTURES


INSPIRING GENEROSITY ARE Y U SMARTER THAN A BTNY STUDENT? ANNUAL GALA BTNY celebrated the achievements and dedication of Maria Hackley - Managing Director in Citi’s Global Banking Division - and Dr. Pedro Noguera - Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University - at our third annual gala at Tribeca Rooftop on May 12th. Gala attendees were pitted against students in an engaging trivia competition, Are You Smarter Than a Breakthrough New York Student? College Edition - focused on our expansion of services to assist students through college.

360 GUESTS

RECORD-BREAKING YEAR!

650,000 RAISED

for our core college success programming and operating activities.


BTNY’S SPONSOR A STUDENT

BRITTAIN & ANU

G Y

From the moment Brittain Ezzes met Breakthrough New York students at the BTNY 3rd Annual Gala, she knew she wanted to support them. “I found it incredibly compelling to listen to such articulate and motivated young people,” says Brittain, the Vice President at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC. “I quickly learned how rewarding Breakthrough is for them.” In 2015, when BTNY launched the “Sponsor a Student” program, which gives donors the opportunity to support – and get to know – one student on the journey to college graduation, Brittain jumped at the opportunity to get involved. She was paired with 8th-grader Anu Ojo, who attends BTNY programming Manhattan. Ever since, the two have corresponded through letters about everything from academics to Brittain’s love of animals and Anu’s passion for music. “I’m a huge proponent of mentoring,” Brittain says. “At Breakthrough, Anu has access to a lot of mentors. I just want to be one more person she can look to as a role model.” Recently, Brittain and Anu got to meet in person at Breakthrough. Anu led a tour of the BTNY classes and talked about the program. “At Breakthrough, I learn so many new things and I love meeting a diverse group of people from different communities,” she told her sponsor. They discussed the guidance that BTNY has given Anu during her school application process. “Breakthrough showed me that there are other great options for high school, not just the Specialized Schools,” explained Anu, whose dream school is Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School. Anu, who is considering becoming an entrepreneur, had many questions for her sponsor about college and business. Brittain, who majored in Russian Studies and International Relations at Brown University, recommended that Anu take a wide range of classes and participate in extra-curricular activities to figure out her interests. “Anu is an impressive young woman,” says Brittain. “She has the ability to make a great contribution to our society. Why wouldn’t we want to do everything we can to cultivate that and give her a shot?” Anu has received acceptances to both LREI and Trinity School.

INSPIRING GENEROSITY


FY2015 REVENUE *fiscal year 7/1/14 - 6/30/15

GOVERMENT - $35,000

INDIVIDUALS - $334,839 IN-KIND - $66,891

FOUNDATIONS - $583,717

BOARD - $258,804 OTHER - $954 CORPORATE - $141,176

EVENTS - $462,311

16%

INCREASE FROM 2014

FY2015 EXPENSES *fiscal year 7/1/14 - 6/30/15

PROGRAMS - $1,352,515 Middle School - $961,320 High School - $352,720 College - $38,475

FUNDRAISING - $195,322

ADMINISTRATIVE - $247,484

INSPIRING OUTCOMES


$50,000+

Altman Foundation Booth Ferris Foundation Catalog for Giving of New York City Edwin Gould Foundation Garcia Family Foundation Gerstner Family Foundation The Heckscher Foundation for Children Meringoff Family Foundation, Inc. Robert Metzler Dan and Eugenia Mezzalingua Elizabeth and David Sherman Shippy Foundation

SALUTATORIAN $20,000 - $49,999

Shari and Jeffrey Aronson J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation Capital One Foundation Charles Hayden Foundation F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Gray Foundation Herman Miller Cares Hermione Foundation, Laura J. Sloate Maria Jelescu and Daniel Dreyfus L+M Development Partners Bonnie Litt and Charles Fournier Edward Munves New York Urban League, Inc. Jack and Joanne Paris Sarah and Daniel Rappoport Niraj and Mona Shah Adina and Woody Young

SUMMA CUM LAU E $5,000 - $19,999 American Eagle Outfitters Foundation Bank of America Corporate Barker Welfare Foundation Rachel and Carl Berg Ted Bigman Susan and Michael Blum BTMU Foundation, Inc. Centerbridge Foundation John Chirico Quentin Chu and Hannah Blumenthal Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP conEdison Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Dancing Tides Foundation, Inc.

Daniel M. Neidich & Brooke Garber Foundation David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation Gary DeWaal and Chuchi Liu Tyler Dickson Brittain Ezzes Pepe Fanjul Oliver Frankel GE Capital Corporate The Genet Family & Dade Paper Scholarship Fund Stephen and Laurie Girsky Evan and Jill Goldsmith Jonathan and Debbie Green Seth Grosshandler and Kim Wainwright Maria Hackley and Sherlock Hackley Jr. Suni Harford Hyde and Watson Foundation Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation, Inc. Barbara Kay Kim and Philip Keck Steven Kobre and Karyn Kornfeld Ros and Francis L’Esperance Amy and David Levere Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc. Sunil and Mallika Malhotra Alisa Mall and Ari Rosenberg The Marc Haas Foundation Andrew and Terrell Marks Roman and Helena Martinez Diane and Adam Max Morgan Stanley Joseph Morrissey Elizabeth and Gary Munch James and Allison Nelson The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefit Fund, Inc. Robert and Elizabeth Pitts Prudential Foundation Joseph Rice and Franci Blassberg Ronald McDonald House Charities New York TriState Area Tushar Shah and Sara Zion Carolyn and Michael Sheridan Solomon Family Foundation Trust Solomon Organization Charitable Trust Zach and Beth Solomon Starry Night Fund Stephen & May Cavin Leeman Foundation, Inc. Judy Tenney and Robert Haines Gil and Orit Tenzer Andrew Thompson and Wendi Hoeben Torchlight Investors, LLC John and Penny Wallerstein Wes Walraven Barri and Daniel Waltcher Marc Weisman and Giulia Patricelli Weisman The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation John Willian Robert Wolk and Kyung-Ah Park

INSPIRING OUTCOMES

G S

VALEDICTORIAN


M GNA CUM LAUDE

INSPIRING OUTCOMES

$1,000 - $4,999 Peter Aherne Eileen and Lowell Aptman Paula Ashford Caroline Atherton Peter Babej Dean and Anna Backer Maria and Lee Barba Barnes & Noble Janice Baxter Scott and Erica Belsky Marlon Bernard Gail Berney Peter Bickford Michael and Susan Blum Melvin Brosterman Diane Brown Natalia Bulgari Jeffrey and Stephanie Cady Craig Callen Robert Catell Gautam Chawla Robert Chesley Maria and Frank Chiodi William Clark Bill and Nathalie Comfort Margaret Conklin and David Sabel Elliot and Ann Conway James Cowles Ilene and Jonathan Cranin Peter Croncota Maria Cruz Melendez and Joel Melendez Jesse and Anna Davis Scott Davis Davis, Polk, & Wardwell LLP Kelny Denebeim Lisbeth Diringer and Lee Dunst Jacob Doft Laura Drumm Nathan and Nicole Eldridge Nora Elish Eugene M. Lang Foundation Peter and Janet Ezersky Robert Falzon Nazareth Festekjian Robert and Ann Fromer Carol Gellos Freda Gimpel and Harvey Stern Samuel and Joan Ginsburg Goldman Sachs Educational Matching Gift Program Cristian Gonzalez Jane Gonzalez

Brian Gordon Jett Greenberg and Jessi Page Kamaldeep Grewal Todd Guenther David Head David Hodes and Jolie Schwab Elinor Hoover William Ingraham James S. Peterson Foundation Barbara Janien Joronne Jeter Eric Jetter Jeanie Jones Oscar Junquera Cathy Kaufman Iger and Mark Iger Carolyn Kee Gamble Dwight and Joan Kellogg Ajay Khorana Alice Kjellgren Eve Kleger Jonathan and Sue Korn Honor Lassalle Thomas and Heather Leeds Julie Leff Donna Leone Barry Lipman Alan MacDonald Bruce MacLennan Manhattan Borough Office Karen May M. Anthony May Brian and Lisa McCarthy Prakash and Anjali Melwani William and Wendy Mills Alikhan and Kanika Morgan Whitney Mufson John Murray Una Neary Nancy and Daniel Neff Neuberger Berman Gift Matching Matthew Nicholls Victor Nolletti Norman Foundation, Inc. Open Society Institute Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison Timothy and Linda Percarpio Antonio and Jess Perez Raymond Peters Brian Pfeifler Andrew Pitts Mario Ponce Constance Pond The Pond Foundation

Mark Rosen Marshall and Marie Rosen James and Alice Ross Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Family Foundation Joe and Jennifer Rudick Bradley Ruskin and Susan Brooks Ruskin Ricardo Salaman Nancy Sambuco Nina Saslove Lisa Schein and David Stone David Schnadig and Lori Roth Schnadig Israel Schubert Stuart Seeley and Laura Woodbridge Seeley Mihir and Pragati Shah Mitul Shah Jennifer Silverstein Adam Smith Robert and Dian Smith Matthew Smyth Jeff Stern Survey Monkey Kenneth Thompson Gail Tomao Howard and Ivonne Tsao William and Margaret Ughetta Natalie Urry Lori Van Dusen Stephen Volk Theodore Wachtell Ana Walker Victoria and Nelson Walsh William and Alexandra Watkin Scott and Sara Weiner Richard Weinert and Sylvia Hewlett Harry Weiss Maud and Jeffrey Welles White & Case, LLP Elisha Wiesel Budd Wiesenberg and Alice Tenney Maria and David Wildermuth Martin and Pamela Winter Samuel Won and Heather Van Ness Rhea Wong and Joaquin Simo Ajay and Shipra Yadav Ken Zeibelman and Lori Koffman


CUM LAUDE American Express Matching Gift Company Anonymous ASCOT Travel Services Manal Ashmawy Jessica Bailey Michelle Barone Sameer Bhargava Ramil Bhatnagar Karen and David Blumenthal Michael Blumstein Daniel and Laura Botoff Jason and Demetra Caldwell John Carlson Michele Celestino Andrew Chase Sonja Chojnacki Joel Copperman and Leslie Newman Dana Cowin and Barclay Palmer John Dahl Sara Dashefsky Franklin Davidson and Carol Fishberg Belinda de Gaudemar Julie Des Jardins Barbara Desoer Kristine Dickson Direct Supplies Warehouse David and Caryn Diuguid Steve Elia Marcia Ely and Andrew McKey Mari Epstein Jane Ezersky Irving Faber and Paula Litt Paul Farr Thomas and Stephanie Favia Bradley Feuer Thomas and Lida Fitzgerald Sarah and Marjorie Flaccavento Michael and Jane Flax Kevin Foley Fred and Andrea Fraenkel Julio Garcia Robert and Phyllis Gelfman Melissa Gellert Nelsa Gidney and Jordan Ringel Adam and Kara Ginsburg Edward Goldberg and Barbara Saidel David Goldenberg Susan Goldman Carla Goldstein

Tamara Gorgas Pacton Anne Green Edwin and Carol Greenhaus Philip and Judith Hahn Richard Hall and Silda Palerm Alan Hammer Barbara Heller John and Anne Herrmann Herman Hirsch Robert Holland Lillian Hom and Alton Wong Dana and Peter Hopper Michael Huber Neil Janovic and Cathy Hull E. Heidi Jerome Kimberly Johns Jill Kaplin Curt Karges Daniel and Juli Karson Betsy Kent and Michael Spatt Gloria Kindman and Ethan Horowitz John Klauberg Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Robert and Patricia Laufer James Lee Lorraine and Jacob Lewis Brian and Briana Link Edward Liu Corey LoVerme Luz and Bill MacArthur Dana Mark John and Tara Maroney Stephen Marshall and Sandra Samberg Joseph and Lauren Marshman Alexander Masucci Stephen and Carolyn McCandless Christine and John McWalters Roland Merchant Jason Metakis Alex and Jennifer Mishkin Jan Mooney and Stephen Johns John Moriarty Joseph Mudho Michael and Susan Mukasey Vivek Nasta and Roshini Rajapaksa Mikisha Nation Poppy and Jonathan Orchier Phil and M. Pallone Brian Pasquinelli

Jacqueline and Harry Pelzer William Petersen Beth and Josh Pristaw Sally Pritchard Anish Rajparia Missie Rennie Sandra Roche Alex Rose Andrew Rosen Evan and Amanda Rosen Lauren and Joel Rublin David Salmanson Brad Scheler and Amy Frolick Michael Schler Peter Schwartzman and Anne Buehl Ava Seave Beesham Seecharan Scott and Rebecca Sherman David and Jill Shulman Eric Silverman Jeffrey Simmons Ronald Simoncini Sameer Singh Jack Small and Marilyn Reis Richard and Stephanie Solar William Stahl Pearl and Erwin Staller Mayo and Elizabeth Stuntz John and Susan Taylor Laura Tenney Joan and Matthew Tolchin Anne Turner and Alan Riffkin Melissa Vogel Brown and Jason Brown Victor and Natica Von Althann Robert Waldman Carolyn Weinberg Shira and David Weinstein Doug and Lynda Weiser Victoria Westhead William Whelan Michael Wolk Gabe M. Wolosky Roger and Juanita Yim Wendy Yun Andrea Zopp

INSPIRING OUTCOMES

$250 - $999


THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

GIFTS

INSPIRING OUTCOMES

IN KIND

Mikhael Abebe ActionSprout Addison Adornia The Alan B. Slifka Foundation Alexa Leigh Jewelry Philip Angeline Anonymous Prudence Azlin Lindsey Balestracci Bark & Co. Jeffrey Baum Andrea Belen Robert Berkley Robert Berry Peter Blauner Bravo Media Cynthia Brown Casper Caldarola Eric Calhoun Rony Cepeda Michael Chrzan Helen Colon Charles Crowder Jessica D’Arcy

Richard Daker Gary DeWaal Lisbeth Diringer Robert Dishell Eleanor Kalle Marcy Elkin Erin Esparza Flywheel Sports Charles Fournier Julio Garcia Claudio Garcia Carol Gellos Marc Gilbert Judith Gordon Victor Ha Anna Hamilton James Hausman Kiehl’s since 1851 Sascha Knobloch Jeffrey Lewis Thomas Lynch Krystal Martinez Ngozi Max-Macarthy Jennifer Mayer-Sandoval Marie Mekosh MILLY

Karen Mitchell The Movement Fitness Aditi Naik Adam Nalewajek Navy & Lavender New York Junior Tennis & Learning New York Vintners Alice Ng Poppy Orchier Anastasia Pedtke Deroy Peraza Julia Perkins Pouring Ribbons Tiffany Provenzano Queen of the Night Christian Remmel Revo Sunglasses Nancy Rieger Juliet Roberts Justin Roberts Julie Ross Lauren Ross Allison Roteman Zoe Rubin Michael Sard

Sarah Schwartz SoulCycle Genevieve Spruill Carter Stone Lisa Tang Jeanette Tello Alisha Tillman Jaques Tortoroli The Town School Peg Tyre Nicolle Vasquez Regina Vasquez Isabel Verghese Rachel Vigneaux Barri Waltcher Kathryn Wilson Robert Wolk Brent Wong Rhea Wong Catherine Woodard Paul Young Lesley Younge Seo Yun

IN HONOR OF Evan Berry Susan Blum Yvonne Chan Quentin Chu Jessica Coppola Direct Supplies Warehouse May El-Harazy

Houston Elkins Gabrielle Fraenkel Freda K. Gimpel Maria G. Hackley Thurston Hamlette Maria Jelescu Emilie Lara Amy Levere

Amelie Lipman Bonnie Litt Julianna Lupinacci Andrew H. Marks James N. Matthews Alex Merchant Whitney Mufson Elizabeth A. Munch

Shaniya Ramjattan David M. Sherman Elizabeth M. Sherman Zach E. Solomon Rachel Watkin Robert Wolk Rhea Wong


2015 EVENT

VOLUNTEERS Richard Frisch Grace Fuller Allison Galway Freda Gimpel Ryan Gittleston Goldman Sachs Google Josh Gordan Jett Greenberg Seth Grosshandler Maria Hackley Thurston Hamlette Tira Harpaz John Heagney Suzanne Hengl Anna Henriquez Chelsea Hicks Matt Honan Sarah Honan Thomas Hou Raph Hubbard Emily Hunt Hyperakt Kirby Jacobs Scott Jacoby Lillian Jagendorf Eric Jetter Edwin Jung Richmon Kam Christina Kang Benjamin Kantor Katten Law Paige Kawula Griffin Keeler Samuel King-Nabi Lara Kohl Kate Krader Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Stephanie Kranz Courtney Kringstein Ted Lamm Alex Lapidus Honor Lassalle Ernest Lee Daniel Lehrman

Nan Lei Alexandra Levine Steven Lichtenfeld Corin Lindsay Bonnie Litt Cat Lum Joanna Lunds-Pops Juliana Lupinacci Sunil Malhotra Justin Manning Terrell Marks Johanna Meadows Melissa Medina Joel Melendez Alex Merchant Metropolitan Real Estate Hannah Miller Kurt Miller Lucia Modesto Amanda Moszkowski Ethan Moszkowski Jake Moszkowski Neal Moszkowski Joseph Mudho Nicole Nahas Aditi Naik Chong Ni NY1 Mark Onyenyili Poppy Orchier Tomasz Otlowski Jessi Page Annie Papp Tom Papp Danny Pearson Deroy Peraza Percolate Dayla Perkins Kay Peters Tara Peterson Nichole Pierre Stuart Post Proskauer Rose LLP Maria Quintyn Sarah Rappoport Carolyn Remlin

IN MEM RY OF Susan Blum

Evelyn Litt

Queen Esther Williams

John Remlin Ron Ries Colleen Rigby Michelle Rivas Adenike Roberts Justin Roberts Courtney Rogers Azeez Salami Kelly Santo Danielle Scarduzio Lisa Schein Brian Schmitt Sarah Schwartz Sequential Brands Group Nandeeta Seth Mona Shah Niraj Shah Ben Shand David Sherman Liz Sherman Jeff Simmons Yash Singh Skadden Laura Sloate Joseph Smalls-Mantey Jared Solomon Sybil St. Hilaire John Sun Jeff Sybertz Andrew Thompson Chris Tomai Morika Tsujimura Briana Valentine Jayce Victor Emily Volpini Ardie Walser Sibo Wang Jessicah White Robert Wolk Teddy Yoon Adina Young Jon Younger Amy Yun Qianhui Zhang

INSPIRING OUTCOMES

Mikhael Abebe Victoria Adamo Kristen Adamowski Alok Agrawal Vanessa Amaro Tamara Arzumanova Manal Ashmawy Jessica Bardy Jane Barnet Lara Bergen Paula Brancato Brysan Brown Mikaila Brown Natalia Bulgari Liza Bulos Jason Caldwell Sara Caldwell Caitlyn Carlson Jeff Chang Andrew Chase Carol Chen Fei Chen Maria Chiodi Jessica Chu-A-Kong Citi Civic Entertainment Group Barry Cleckley TaJ Corinaldi Andrea Corso Charles Crandall Will Cruz Maria Cruz Melendez Johnatan Cuenca Franklin Davidson Carolina De La Cruz Michael DeLuca Gary DeWaal Shannon Dingle Adam Donahue EUSONIA Studios Joan Fallon Judy Fields Kevin Finnegan Sarah Fleming Food and Wine Gabrielle Fraenkel


BOARD OF DIRECT RS

INSPIRING LEADERSHIP LIZ SHERMAN

FREDA GIMPEL

LAURA SLOATE

Board Chair

Business Manager, The Town School

Investment Manager, Neuberger Berman

MARIA S. JELESCU

ZACH SOLOMON

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Managing Director, The Soloman Organization

AMY LEVERE

SUNIL P. MALHOTRA

ROBERT WOLK

Treasurer

M.D. Director, Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Children’s Hospital of NJ

Investment Manager, Wolk Family Office

BONNIE LITT Vice Chair, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

NIRAJ SHAH Secretary, Managing Director, Citigroup

ALISA M. MALL Director of Investments, Carnegie Corporation of New York

JASON CALDWELL

ANDREW H. MARKS

Director of Admissions, Horace Mann School

Senior Executive VP, Arthur J. Gallagher and Co.

QUENTIN CHU

ALI MORGAN

Partner, Crestview Partners

Director of Diversity, Rye Country Day School

MARIA CRUZ MELENDEZ

JACK PARIS

Federal Prosecutor, US Attorney’s Office

Managing Director, Citigroup

NORA ELISH

SARAH RAPPOPORT

First Program Director, The Dalton School

Community Volunteer

ANDREW THOMPSON Partner, Cravath, Swaine and Moore

ADINA YOUNG Architect, ACY & Company

RHEA WONG Executive Director, Breakthrough New York


ver the  last  three  years,  your  passion  and  vision  has  been  inspir rection  we  significantly  improved  the  quality  of  service  to  our  stu eld  three  successful  galas,  fostered  deeper  relationships  with  ou A SPECIAL THANKS nancial  stability.   THANK YOU TO OUR OUTGOING CHAIR,

LIZ SHERMAN, FOR HER DEDICATION AND LEADERSHIP ou have  modeled  what  great  leadership  is  through  your  integrity,

As your term as Chair comes to a close, we would like obilize the  board  to  accomplish  these  tasks.   to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude for your strong leadership and commitment to our students, parents, supporters, staff, and board members.

Over the last three years, your passion and vision has been We are  thankful  that  you  will  continue  to  be  a  vital  part  of  our  BTN inspiring to us all. Under your direction we significantly

oard of  Directors   reakthrough  New  York  

improved the quality of service to our students, opened a third site, held three successful galas, fostered deeper relationships with our supporters and improved our financial stability.

You have modeled what great leadership is through your integrity, dedication, and ability to mobilize the board to accomplish these tasks. We are thankful that you will continue to be a vital part of our BTNY family. Board of Directors Breakthrough New York

INSPIRING LEADERSHIP


BTNY STAFF MARLON BERNARD

MAHINDRA GUMAN

ANITA RASTODER

NATALIE COX

BETSY KENT

SAMANTHA ROSADO

DIPABALI CHOWDHURY

AMELIE LIPMAN

JOSEPH ROSALES

JESSICA COPPOLA

JOANNA LUND-POPS

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Program Director

Site Coordinator (Brooklyn)

Operations Manager

Site Coordinator (Brooklyn)

College Success Director

Development Coordinator

Site Coordinator (Manhattan)

AMY CRUZ

WHITNEY MUFSON

CHAZTERY CRUZ

JULIA PERKINS

Chief Operations Officer

Site Coordinator (The Bronx)

Development Manager

High School Coordinator

High School Coordinator (FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow)

RHEA WONG

Executive Director

Middle School Manager

High School Manager

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL BOARD MIKHAEL ABEBE

Analyst, Goldman Sachs – Chair

ALEX MERCHANT

Senior Policy Analyst, New York City Mayor’s Office of Operation – Vice Chair

VICTORIA ADAMO

Director of Upper School Admissions, Dwight-Englewood School

CHRISSY ALLEN Buyer, MILLY

INSPIRING LEADERSHIP

VIKRAM BISHNOI

Associate, CCMP Capital

ANDREW CHASE Advisor, Cresa

FEI CHEN Associate, Altaris Capital Partners, LLC

THURSTON HAMLETTE

MICHAEL LEI

ANDREW VAN RYZIN

WHITNEY MUFSON

EMILY VOLPINI

Analyst, Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank

Middle School Manager, Breakthrough New York

RANDY NASH

Associate Accountant, Williams/Gerard Productions Inc.

EMMANUEL (MARK) ONYENYILI Emerging Leader, GEICO

SARAH ORLANDO

Chief of Staff, Explore Schools

SIBO WANG

Lead Science Teacher, Success Academy Charter Schools (Harlem 1)

ALEXANDRA WARSON Account Manager, Qubit.

DOMINIQUE YOUNG

7th Grade Level Chair & ELA Teacher, KIIP Infinity Charter School

JUSTIN ROBERTS

Assistant Vice President, CIT Group

AMY SEO YOUNG YUN

M&A Advisory Associate, PwC

KELLY (DECHIARO) SANTO Sr. UX Designer,

Showtime Networks Inc.

LISA SCHEIN

Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Director, Brand Management, Sequential Brands Group

RAPH HUBBARD

JOSEPH SMALLS-MANTEY

Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Finance - Capital One

Associate, Transaction Advisory Services, EY


THANK Y U


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