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YEARS OF EMPOWERING YOUTH & INSPIRING POSSIBILITY ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR KIDS APRIL 2016


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30 YEARS OF EMPOWERING YOUTH…

For 30 years, we’ve made it our mission to transform young people’s lives through the power of art. We’ve put creativity to work—helping thousands of NYC kids realize a love of learning, aspire to success in the workplace and stand out as leaders in their communities.

... AND INSPIRING POSSIBILITY Yet our work is just beginning. We invite you to join us in imagining a brighter future for the youth of New York City. Tonight, we look forward to what’s ahead. Cheers to the next 30 years! 3


Table of Contents Developing Creative Art Works A message from Brian The challenge Our answer Our programs Our impact A message from NYC Council Member Mark Levine Measuring our progress Staff and board members

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Celebrating possibility Benefit itinerary Tonight’s honorees

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Thanking our supporters A message from Andy Thank you Sponsors, benefit co-chairs, friends and collaborators Learn more about our sponsors

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DEVELOPING CREATIVE ART WORKS

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Brian Ricklin Executive Director and CEO

Creative art works! Each year, we touch thousands of young lives with creative youth development services. On subsequent pages of this journal, you will read compelling statistics that demonstrate why that matters. But, in all truthfulness, charts and graphs are not what get me out of bed every morning. I simply can’t imagine a New York City, let alone a world, in which kids do not have the opportunity to make art. For me, developing an appreciation of beauty is a way to think about how the world could be and to inspire us to make our dreams reality. There is both a rigor and a freedom to all art-making at CAW – we foster a sense of investment and ownership in the art and help develop a sense of personal agency with all our programs, from our Saturday art workshops for elementary school kids to our large-scale public art programs employing youth apprentices. We outline the tenets of social justice, draw on emotions, and paint a language of critical thinking that spans across learning disciplines. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, and contemplate our future, I would like to thank all of you, and there are many, who have helped us empower youth and inspire possibility. I am humbled and grateful for all of your support.

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THE CHALLENGE: WHY THE ARTS MATTER NOW, MORE THAN EVER, FOR YOUNG, UNDERSERVED NEW YORKERS

In the US, 41% of children between ages 12 and 17 live in low-income families¹

In NYC’s under-resourced neighborhoods, 45% of children live in poverty²

Impoverished teenagers without access to arts education are 5 times more likely to drop out of school³

The graduation rate of students in urban school districts is just 54%—that’s 19% lower than their suburban counterparts⁴

Sources: 1. National Center for Children in Poverty 2. Citizen’s Committee for the Children of New York 3. National Endowment for the Arts 4. America’s Promise Alliance 7


OUR ANSWER: WE RECOGNIZE THE IMPACT CREATIVITY AND ARTS PROGRAMMING CAN HAVE:

20-30%

8th grade and high school students with high levels of arts engagement were 20-30% more likely to aspire to college⁵

3x

Low-income high-school students with rich experiences in the arts were more than 3 times as likely to earn a BA⁶

1,500

A survey of 1,500 CEOs found that creativity was the most sought-after trait in ensuring the future success of their businesses⁷

That’s why we empower young people who would otherwise lack access through free dynamic arts experiences that incorporate creative expression, academic enrichment and community engagement. We put creative art to work, helping young people develop the personal and professional skills to meaningfully shape their futures for the better. 5. National Endowment for the Arts 6. National Endowment for the Arts 7. IBM Global CEO Study 8


OUR PROGRAMS

Public Art Youth Employment Program Employment for teens and young adults, creating large-scale art works and multimedia projects. 2015 was our largest program year to date, with 11 worksites

Out-of-School Time Artworks After-school and weekend art programs where youth can exercise their artistic, technical, and developmental skills in safe, creative, and engaging environments. In 2015, served 1,286 participants, a 74% increase over 2014 Community Artworks Interactive art-making projects in the context of larger public events that empower youth to engage with their community and celebrate the power of art. Doubled the number of programs offered in 2015

In-School Artworks Arts-based and integrated curriculum that helps to meet mandated arts education requirements and mitigate the removal of arts education from public schools. In 2015, expanded with new programs and partners

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OUR IMPACT SPANS OUR CITY

Where we inspire creativity through dynamic arts and multimedia experiences 1

PEACE PLACE, 1995

Where our Creative Art Works youth artists call home Where our murals and public art have helped change the city

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PLAY STREET, 2008

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HOW DO I SEE MYSELF, 2009

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DREAMS OF A CREATIVE REVOLUTION, 2012

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ART OF JAZZ, 2015

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OUR IMPACT MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR MANY We’ve had the privilege to touch over 30,000 lives in the last 30 years. Since 1986 we’ve… Employed youth apprentices for Midtown art commissions Started offering after-school programming at NYC public schools Engaged youth to create large scale public art Expanded programming beyond East Harlem to include all of Upper Manhattan

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Extended our reach with new community art-making events for children and families

Adapted core programs to serve needs of court-involved youth


2016

5,000 youths impacted annually

Connected students to core subjects with integrative learning

Served vulnerable youth with restorative justice programming in NYC’s secure detention facilities

“What does art mean to me? Art is living. It is what keeps me alive.” Nielsie Edouard Public Art Youth Employment Alumna, 2015 Youth Honoree

Captivated students with new multimedia programming that includes photography, video, animation “Art taught me not to fear my mistakes.”  athy Chalas K Public Art Youth Employment Alumna, 2014 Youth Honoree “I feel like a different person when I paint.” Tashawn Nuñez Public Art Youth Employment Alumnus

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Mark Levine Council Member 7th District, Manhattan

Dear Friends: I am proud to lend my support and congratulations to Creative Art Works for their thirty years of extraordinary work. I would also like to extend my congratulations to this year’s honorees; Neil J. Goldmacher, Marcia Sells, and Benjamin Lev, for their commitment and dedication to education, the arts and civic responsibility. Creative Art Works has accomplished a great deal in the last thirty years. CAW empowers young people through art programming every day, by promoting creative expression and community engagement, that also serves to enrich their lives academically. Creative Art Works improves the lives of thousands of New York City’s under-served youth each year, fostering a profound connection between themselves, their art and their community, while teaching them life-altering technical and developmental skills. Once again, I would like to thank and congratulate all the honorees as well as Creative Art Works for their years of successfully engaging young people creatively, while teaching them marketable skills that will help ensure a brighter future for themselves as well and the community as a whole. Sincerely,

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MEASURING OUR PROGRESS

Growth in revenue and program allocations 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0

$1.64 MM 76%

$678K

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$1.10 MM

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73% 2011 Total revenue

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2015*

% Percent of total expenses direct to programs (does not include in-kind expenses)

*Represents change in fiscal year from Jan-Dec to Sept-Aug. $1.1MM (dark bar and line) represents the eight months in the transitional/short FY2015 vs. $1.64MM budget for calendar 2015.

2015 use of funds Expense allocations

Expenses by program

Programs — 75%

Out-of-School-Time Artworks — 28%

Administration — 12%

Public Art Youth Employment Pogram — 55%

Fundraising — 13%

In-School Artworks — 12% Community Artworks — 5% 15


OUR STAFF IS CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE ARTS AND THE CAW MISSION Brian Ricklin, Executive Director and CEO “Two pivotal experiences in my formative years inspired my commitment to creative youth development — working on a mural with underserved youth and teaching theater to inmates in a maximum-security prison. I am grateful to lead the CAW family, because all the talented people in this organization share my passion for the arts and social justice.”

Karen Jolicoeur, Director of Development “In addition to leading me to New York, to my husband, and to some of my dearest friends, the performing arts have taught me to dig deep, confront fear, strive for perfection, accept imperfection, communicate, give and take, and to literally and figuratively step into another person’s shoes to see through her eyes.”

Lance Paladino, Program Manager “The process of creating artwork taught me how to ask questions.”

Michelle Yun-Hee Proffit, Program Operations Manager “The other day I saw a youth painting with watercolors. There were no rules involved, no learned technique. Instead it was a blip here, a fanned stroke there as colors swirled and drops of water hit the paper casually. I saw freedom and constructive learning in this one moment. My work at CAW is to ensure all young minds have an opportunity to experience such moments.”

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Scott Lucas, Marketing & Communications Manager “What I learned from teaching art to middle school students is that you don’t have to be good at it to love it. When kids make art, they don’t think about whether it’s good or bad, they just get caught up in the joy of creation.”

Jill Goldstein, Office Manager “As a social worker working in homeless shelters, I saw the impact that art has on kids. Some days it was just for fun – other days, it was the only way they could express the myriad challenges in their lives. Whether or not they were verbal, or had diminished capacity, whatever the circumstances of their lives, art was an outlet. Art matters.”

Christina Mozumdar, Program Associate “Growing up, my parents gave me piano lessons and encouraged me to join a children’s choir. Music helped me find myself as an individual. I continue to observe the ways that art and culture influence us as a society. Every day at CAW, I witness first-hand the impact that arts programs have on the youth we serve.”

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OUR BOARD MEMBERS EMBRACE CREATIVITY AND ITS POSSIBILITIES Andrew D. Levin President & Board Chair Brian F. Ricklin Executive Director & CEO Richard M. (“Rick”) Morris Treasurer Frank DiBrino Secretary

Adam Endick Amita Kalra Andrea Chin Claudio Schapsis Ed Harris Eric Withrow Jeff Turkanis Joanna Brody Justine Blau Marc Brody Mark Furman Mosely Chaszar Myles Share Nikko Hayes Richard E. (“Rich”) Morris Rick Wise Steven Soutendijk Victor Warnement Honorary Board Members (non-voting) Archana Nagraj Michelle Del Rosario Scott Gelin

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STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND INSPIRATION

Brookie Maxwell, at her Chelsea gallery in 2009. Photo by Robert Wright for The New York Times. Used with permission.

In memoriam Brookie Maxwell—painter, sculptor and curator—dedicated her life to bringing people together through the healing and inspirational power of art. Her involvement in Creative Art Works “had a huge impact on the kids because someone came along and was interested in what they had to say,” remembered her son, Ellis Donlin Maxwell.⁸

One of the first CAW murals, “Calle de Sueños,” was created in 1987

The vision that she established as co-founder of Creative Art Works endures today, and we’ve made it our mission to ensure her impact lives on for future generations. 8. Roberts, S. (2016, November 10). Brookie Maxwell, an Artist and Curator, Dies at 59. The New York Times, p. B9. 19


CELEBRATING POSSIBILITY A night of celebration, thanks, and looking to the future

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When April 20, 2016 6:00 – 8:30 PM Where Atrium Shops & Cafés 153 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022 The Festivities Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, good company Music by the Juan Rodriguez Latin Jazz Project Live art battle and silent auction featuring members of the Con Artist Collective

Honoring Neil J. Goldmacher Vice Chairman Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Marcia Sells Dean of Students Harvard Law School Former Associate Dean Columbia University School of the Arts, a community partner Benjamin Lev Founding Principal Hamilton Grange Middle School, an education partner

The chance to join CAW young people in making a mural on site Youth art gallery 21


TONIGHT’S HONOREES

Neil J. Goldmacher Vice Chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Neil J. Goldmacher joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in 1995 as a senior managing director and became a principal in 2000. He currently serves as vice chairman of the firm. Neil is one of the most sought-after and highly regarded real estate advisors in the United States. He specializes in national corporate services with an emphasis in tenant representation and strategic planning. A seasoned veteran of corporate services, Neil is vastly experienced with multi-market transactions spanning a global scale. His scope of expertise includes various types of real estate requirements in addition to complex multi-market assignments with large corporate accounts. Additionally, Neil is experienced with corporate services work, with an enviable roster of premier clients to match, including The Blackstone Group, Hachette Book Group, Neuberger Berman, Time, Inc., Guardian Insurance, CME Group, and

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ING US, Inc. Other clients include AIG, Elliott Management, Sagent Advisors, Providence Equity Partners, Apollo Financial, Morgan Stanley, Knight Trading Group, Moore Capital Management, Texas Pacific Group, Mizuho, Wachovia, Peter J. Solomon Company and Omega Advisors. Mr. Goldmacher works with a team of professionals that focus on corporate service work and tenant representation. Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Neil was associated with Williams Real Estate Co. Inc. Neil is a member of the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), where he serves on the Leasing Brokers Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Neil has been a longstanding supporter of Creative Art Works.


Marcia Sells Dean of Students, Harvard Law School Former Associate Dean, Columbia University School of the Arts, a community partner

Marcia Lynn Sells, Dean of Students at Harvard Law School was a longtime Columbia University senior administrator. She held positions as Associate Dean in the School of the Arts for Outreach & Education and Associate Vice President, Program Development and Initiatives, for the office of Government and Community Affairs. In this capacity, Marcia led the charge in developing the partnership with Creative Art Works, which connected the University and the surrounding neighborhoods while the young CAW artists created stunning art about the evolution of the neighborhood and the expansion of the campus.

Dean Sells has held a variety of progressively responsible positions in academia, the private sector and public service including: Educational Consultant for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vice President of Employee and Organizational Development for Reuters America, Vice President of Organizational Development & Human Resources, and Vice President Player Education and Development for the National Basketball Association, Dean of Students at Columbia University School of Law, and Assistant District Attorney trying rape and child abuse cases for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Marcia earned her Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College.

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TONIGHT’S HONOREES

Benjamin Lev Founding Principal, Hamilton Grange Middle School, an education partner

Ben Lev loved drawing and painting classes growing up in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in English Literature in 2004, Ben spent two years teaching math as part of the first Teach for America corps ever placed in Brooklyn. He earned his M.S.T in Special Education at Pace University in 2006 and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from City College in 2011. Ben collaborated with his fellow math teachers at MS 324 in Washington Heights to create a curriculum that supported significantly improved scores for 8th graders on the New York State Mathematics Test. In 2010, Ben became the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at PS 192 in Hamilton Heights, where he and fellow educator Paul Manzi cocreated a curriculum that resulted in a nearly 35% increase in student progress on the NYS Math Test and a 30% increase in ELA scores. While at PS 192, Ben embraced the CAW partnership, serving the elementary school children.

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In 2014, Ben founded Hamilton Grange Middle School. Creative Art Works partnered with Hamilton Grange that same year to offer in-school and afterschool arts programs. Ben is a diehard baseball fanatic. He and his wife are on a quest to see a game in all 30 Major League stadiums in the US and Canada.


Students at Hamilton Grange Middle School developing their voice in Community Visioning, a unit on urban planning 25


A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Andrew D. Levin President and Chairman

It takes many brushstrokes to make a painting; likewise, it takes the efforts of many individuals, all working towards a common goal, to build a vibrant organization. I am humbled by the thought that Creative Art Works has been around long enough now that there are hundreds of people who have played a part in conveying us to our 30th year. We are grateful to all those who’ve contributed to the success of our mission, whether as a donor, an employee, a volunteer or a programming partner. A special thanks to our tireless staff who puts their heart, soul, and talent into making a difference every day. I would like to thank my fellow directors. This year, I am pleased to welcome three new members – Rich Morris, Steven Soutendijk and Eric Withrow. I would also like to congratulate two of our longstanding directors who have assumed important leadership roles. Frank DiBrino is our new Secretary and Rick Morris (yes, we have two board members named Richard Morris) is now Treasurer.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are grateful for the selfless contributions of tonight’s Benefit Co-chairs and Honorees. I wish to thank Neil Goldmacher for his longstanding support and his outstanding job of fundraising. And I am grateful to Marcia Sells, who championed our partnership with the Columbia University School of the Arts and helped us build bridges between the university and the communities of Manhattanville and West Harlem. Finally, we are pleased to recognize the achievements of Benjamin Lev, Founding Principal of our programming partner Hamilton Grange Middle School. Ben recognizes that a wellrounded education is vital to success in academics, in business, and in life. Creative Art Works has touched more than 30,000 lives in 30 years, yet that awe-inspiring number is only the beginning. With your continued support, we can count on a bright future. Yours truly,


STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND INSPIRATION

“In school we learn math, we learn science, we learn the textbook facts, but art is my teacher for the subject called life. When I am going through tough times, listening to music or seeing a reflection of my emotions through a piece of art always lends me spiritual strength, because it is a confirmation that I’m not alone.” K  aren Zhang Youth Apprentice

Artwork by Karen Zhang

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THANKING OUR SUPPORTERS

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Our heartfelt thanks to the individuals and businesses that have helped make our year and this event possible. No organization makes it to the thirty-year mark without a community of believers, supporters, contributors, hopers, dreamers, and doers. We are truly grateful, humbled and delighted with ours. We’d love for you to be part of it. There are many ways you can get involved. Commission a work of public art. Become a donor. Sponsor a program. Volunteer. Any way you choose will make an immediate impact. More than 76% of all revenue goes to direct program expenses. Each and every contribution makes a tangible difference.

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OUR SPONSORS We are deeply grateful to the sponsors of CAW’s Benefit for Kids. Their support is fundamental to our success. Premier Boston Properties CBRE Ed Conard & Jill Davis Vanessa & Henry Cornell Cushman & Wakefield Neil & Bari Goldmacher JLL Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Platinum HedgeServ Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman SL Green Tishman Speyer Gold Brookfield Building Contractors Association Lee Cooperman/Omega Advisors Equity Office Ernst & Young Eton Park Fidelity National Title Fisher Brothers Glenview Capital Management Jay Goldman Newmark Holdings Protiviti Savills Studley Myles Share Viacom Vornado Realty Trust VVA Eric & Christine Withrow

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Silver Lisa & Ken Baronoff Connie Birdsall Crown Acquisitions/I. Chera & Sons Foundation Davis & Gilbert DLA Piper Danielle Esha Beth & Michael Fascitelli Gensler Hanley Advisors Henegan Andrew D. Levin & Family MKDA Richard E. Morris & Family Richard M. Morris & Family Morgan Stanley The Mufson Partnership Jane & Daniel Och O’Connor Capital Oxford Paramount Group Principal Building Services Pritchard Brian Ricklin & Family The Rockefeller Group RXR S2 Design Group Structure Tone Tahl Propp Equities Tom & Diane Tuft Wells Fargo Rick Wise Bronze Carrie & Leigh Abramson Alexander Wolf & Son Archetype The Atlantic Group Brigade Capital Management Andrea Chin

Colliers International NY Copper Hill Development Eastdil Secured Empire Architectural Metal & Glass Steven Feldmon Fried Frank John Gallin & Son 55 Hudson Yards Icon Interiors Jimmy Kuhn L&L Holding Lafeyette Glass Linear Technologies M&S Mechanical Bill Mendelson & Family MG Engineering Milrose Consultants Penguin Matt Schmeelk Silverstein Properties David M. Solomon/ Goldman Sachs Gives Sym Real Estate Law Taconic Capital Advisors Ted Moudis Associates Thompson Hine Tishman Construction Total Safety Consulting Vocon WB Wood Special Thanks BlackWalnutTV Digital Touch Domaine Select Wine & Spirits Earth Enterprise EJ the DJ Hillstone Lippincott Starbright Floral Design


OUR BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS Special thanks to our Benefit Co-chairs. Their tireless work makes this event possible. Bevin Savage-Yamazaki

Matt Frank

Bill Rose

Michael Kleinberg

Bill Mendelson

Michael Laginestra

Brian Goldman

Mitchell Schorr

Cara Faske

Nathalie Gray

Connie Birdsall

Peter Turchin

Cynthia Wasserberger

Rob Lowe

Frank Doyle

Scott Corneby

Heather Kahn

Scott Panzer

Jimmy Kuhn

Tim Welch

Karl Seidenwurm

Tom Hill

Lou Milo

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OUR FRIENDS & COLLABORATORS CAW would like to acknowledge the invaluable relationships we have with our collaborators, who include: Community Partners Art in Flux Artspace PS109 Catholic Charities CHALK Citizen Schools CLIMB (City Life is Moving Bodies) CultureNOW DOME Project/ Strycker’s Bay El Barrio’s Operation Fightback Harlem Arts Festival Harlem Children’s Zone

Academic Partners New York Public Library — Inwood

A. Philip Randolph Campus High School

NYC Administration for Children’s Services

City College of New York Graduate Program in Art Education

NYC Council Member Mark Levine NYC Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez NYC Department of Education NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

HOPE Community

NYC Department of Youth & Community Dev.

Horizon Center

NYC Family Court

Inwood Community Services

NYS Department of Parks

Kilimanjaro Initiative

NYS Department of Transportation

Local Initiative Support Corporation

NYS Office of Children and Family Services

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Police Athletic League

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer MS 328 MonumentArt National Guild for Community Arts Education New East Harlem Merchants Association New York Cares New York Mission Society/ Minisink Townhouse 32

Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center Sweet Spot Festival The Center for Arts Education United Palace of Cultural Arts West Harlem Development Corporation West Harlem Group Assistance West Side Neighborhood Commons

Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Program Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University School of the Arts George Washington High Schools Global Technology Prep. Middle School Hamilton Grange Middle School Harlem RBI & Dream Academy High School of Media & Communications Isaac Newton Middle School Manhattan College Partnership for Parks Partnership with Children PS/MS 278 Renaissance School of the Arts Teachers College Columbia University


STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND INSPIRATION

“To be honest, I’m excited that my name will be on it and it’s in my neighborhood. But it’s also great to know that we could build back from what happened a few years ago and create something beautiful.” T  revonna, CAW Youth Employee

CAW Youth Employees painting in Isham Park, Inwood

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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

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PREMIER SPONSOR

CONGRATULATIONS. We proudly support

Creative Art Works in it’s 2016 Benefit for Kids and congratulate honorees Neil J. Goldmacher, Marcia Sells and Benjamin Lev

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PREMIER SPONSOR

We are proud to support the ongoing dedication of Creative Art Works and we congratulate the 2016 Honorees

Neil J. Goldmacher Marcia Sells And Benjamin Lev Thank you for empowering youth and inspiring possibility.

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PREMIER SPONSOR

LIVE ARTFULLY CBRE is proud to support Creative Art Works. We applaud the organization’s commitment to providing arts programming for underserved communities in New York City—and inspiring our young people to live artfully.

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PREMIER SPONSOR

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PREMIER SPONSOR

Congratulations Neil! We love you, Vanessa & Henry Cornell

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PREMIER SPONSOR

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PREMIER SPONSOR

Congratulations and Thank you, Dad! We love you! Andie and Laine Goldmacher

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PREMIER SPONSOR

From investments to workspace, let us help you decide if the only way is up. Find out how at jll.com/new-york.

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

CONGRATULATES NEIL GOLDMACHER AND CREATIVE ART WORKS FOR THEIR IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHILDREN OF NEW YORK CITY

PLATINUM SPONSOR

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

WE CONGRATULATE

NEIL J. GOLDMACHER Vice Chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

MARCIA SELLS Dean of Students, Harvard Law School

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BENJAMIN LEV Founding Principal, Hamilton Grange Middle School

as they are honored by CREATIVE ART WORKS.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

TISHMAN SPEYER SALUTES NEIL GOLDMACHER AND THE CREATIVE ART WORKS ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR KIDS

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GOLD SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

CREATIVE ART WORKS’ ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR KIDS!

451 Park Avenue South, 4th Floor | New York, NY 10016 | Tel. 212.683.8080 | Fax 212.683.0404 www.ny-bca.com Ralph Thompson President

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Paul J. O’Brien

Managing Director


GOLD SPONSOR

Equity Office is proud to support

Creative Art Works in its mission to enrich young lives through art.

www.equityoffice.com 212-520-8000

GOLD SPONSOR

Serving communities. Changing lives. What matters to you matters to us. At EY, we are proud to support Creative Art Works’ 2016 Annual Benefit for Kids. It is one of the ways we are helping to make our community a better place to work and live. A brighter future starts with all of us. Visit ey.com

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GOLD SPONSOR

Eton Park Capital Management is pleased to support Creative Art Works and congratulates Neil J Goldmacher 2016 Honoree

GOLD SPONSOR

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company Would like to Congratulate

Neil Goldmacher Marcia Sells Benjamin Lev For your commitment to Creative Art Works

John Tonelli Fidelity National Title Insurance Company 485 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017 (212) 471-3827 48


GOLD SPONSOR

FISHER BROTHERS CONGRATULATES

Creative Art Works AND THIS YEAR’S HONOREES NEIL J. GOLDMACHER, MARCIA SELLS & BENJAMIN LEV

Ken Fisher

Winston Fisher

fisherbrothers.com

GOLD SPONSOR

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Myles Share and Associates is pleased to congratulate this year’s honorees and to support Creative Art Works as they build the futures of the children of New York City.

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GOLD SPONSOR

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. We proudly support

Creative Art Works in its 2016 Benefit for Kids and are pleased to congratulate Neil J. Goldmacher, Marcia Sells and Benjamin Lev

GOLD SPONSOR

A Salute To Creative Art Works And Neil Goldmacher And The Other Honorees For Their Good Deeds *** Lee Cooperman/Omega Advisors, Inc.

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GOLD SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

Savills Studley is proud to support Creative Art Works. We celebrate CAW's 30 years of forging powerful connections between young constituents and their community through arts programming. Congratulations to tonight's honorees.

New York | 212.326.1000 | savills-studley.com

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GOLD SPONSOR

© 2016 Viacom Inc. All rights reserved.

Advocates Viacom salutes Creative Art Works and all of tonight’s honorees for their unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of our city’s underserved kids.

GOLD SPONSOR

VORNADO REALTY TRUST SALUTES OUR DEAR FRIEND

NEIL J. GOLDMACHER WE PROUDLY SUPPORT

CREATIVE ART WORKS

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GOLD SPONSOR

VVA is Proud to Support Creative Art Works’ 2016 Benefit for Kids 30 Years of Empowering Youth & Inspiring Possibility 117 East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016 | 212.576.8400 | www.vvallc.com

GOLD SPONSOR Eric & Christine Withrow are proud to support Creative Art Works and congratulate this year’s honorees: Neil J. Goldmacher Marcia Sells Benjamin Lev

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SILVER SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

Lisa & Ken Baronoff congratulate Creative Art Works on its 30th Anniversary and

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” — Jonas Salk

Goldmacher Neil J Goldma for his dedication to their work.

SILVER SPONSOR

Connie Birdsall, Creative Director, proudly sponsors the courageous work of Creative Art Works.

SILVER SPONSOR

THE CHERA FAMILY IS PROUD TO SUPPORT

CREATIVE ART WORKS AND CONGRATUALTES THIS YEAR’S HONOREES

DAVIS & GILBERT

IS PROUD TO SUPPORT

Creative Art Works and applauds the accomplishments of this year’s honorees

1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 www.dglaw.com

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SILVER SPONSOR dlapiper.com

LEND A HAND. Giving back to the communities around the world where we live and work is just part of who we are. Whether we’re sponsoring the arts, sports, children and family programs, education or health care initiatives – or anything in between – we’re proud to lend a hand to local causes that are making a difference.

SILVER SPONSOR

WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING STRONG

COMMUNITIES Gensler is proud to support Creative Art Works’ commitment to strengthening the visual arts for children, teens, and their community.

DLA Piper is proud to support Creative Art Works’ 2016 Benefit for Kids.

John L. Sullivan, 33 Arch Street, 26th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Martin Polevoy, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 DLA Piper LLP (US) is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm, operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. Further details of these entities can be found at www.dlapiper.com. | Attorney Advertising

SILVER SPONSOR

gensler.com

SILVER SPONSOR

Hanley Advisors congratulates Creative Art Works on 30 years of inspiring accomplishments.

1345 Avenue of the Americas 27th Floor New York, NY 10105 (212) 957 6999

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS GENERAL CONTRACTORS 250 W30TH ST NEW YORK NY 10001

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SILVER SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

We are happy to support Creative Art Works in honor of

Neil Goldmacher. Congratulations on celebrating the organization’s 30-year anniversary at the

Annual Benefit for Kids.

Jane and Daniel Och

SILVER SPONSOR

Andrew D. Levin and Family thank and congratulate Neil J. Goldmacher for his energy, Marcia Sells for her vision, and Benjamin Lev for his leadership. Thank you for imagining the possibilities.

SILVER SPONSOR

Congratulations to Neil Goldmacher from all your friends at The Mufson Partnership, a NELSON Company

22 W. 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 www.mufsonpartnership.com

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SILVER SPONSOR

Neil J. Goldmacher Marcia Sells Benjamin Lev

SILVER SPONSOR

Oxford Properties would like to extend our congratulations to the honorees and to Creative Art Works on their 30th Anniversary. www.oxfordproperties.com

SILVER SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

is proud to support

Creative Art Works Principal Building Services, LLC is a full service Janitorial/Facilities organization. Our services include: General Cleaning Plant Maintenance Operations Metal Maintenance Marble/Stone Maintenance Wood Maintenance Floor Maintenance Carpet Maintenance Floor Waxing Window Cleaning Pest Control Lighting Maintenance Snow Removal Drapery and Venetian Blinds Disaster Restoration Specialty Services Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance

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Richard E. Morris and Family are proud to support Creative Art Works’ mission to empower youth and possibilit inspire possibility.

WE PROUDLY SALUTE THE CREATIVE ART WORKS 2016 HONOREES. NEIL GOLDMACHER MARCIA SELLS BENJAMIN LEV

Committed to Building Success from the Ground Floor Up

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Brian Ricklin and Family congratulate our 2016 honorees Richard M. Morris, Arlene Berliner & Family is proud to support Creative Art Works’ amazing programs for great kids!

Neil J. Goldmacher Marcia Sells Benjamin Lev and thank all our Benefit Co-chairs!

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We are proud to support

CREATIVE ART WORKS and their mission to empower youth & inspire possibility.

The Rockefeller Group SILVER SPONSOR

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For Empowering Youth & Inspiring Possibility

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SPECIAL THANKS

“Logic will get you from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.” — Albert Einstein

Rick Wise, CEO, proudly supports Creative Art Works’ mission to inspire imagination.

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CREATIVE ART WORKS wishes to thank

a flower emporium that provides Five Star service to some of the finest NYC hotels, restaurants and event planners, for providing stunning floral arrangements at our 2016 Benefit for kids.


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Expression, Diversity, Character and Tradition

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits has the honor of participating in the Annual Benefit for Kids is Creative Art Works. Featuring Primaterra Prosecco, we aspire to contribute with the organization to continue the work of helping young people expand the skills they need in order to succeed.

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is proud to support Creative Art Works in their quest to help kids make great impressions.

CREATIVE ART WORKS

wishes to thank

an Emmy-winning fabricator of scenic environments for television, exhibits, live events and theatre, for crafting our beautiful honoree awards.

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Creative Printers Since 1915

RBC is a proud program sponsor of Creative Art Works' Public Art Youth Employment Programs.

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It’s not what you make, it’s what you make possible.

We are proud supporters of Creative Art Works and their mission to help students turn blank canvases into beautiful futures.

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STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND INSPIRATION

“I know Creative Art Works makes a difference in the lives of young people, because I have been a member of the CAW family since I was 14 years old. Creative Art Works was the first organization where people encouraged me and supported my creativity and personal development. They recognized my potential. I am now 27 years old, and recently, I brought my son to his first Creative Art Works Saturday program. I want him to experience that same positive environment, so he grows up to be confident and loves to learn.� J essica Guzman, Former CAW Youth Employee and Teaching Artist Assistant

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