gala hero


Thank you to our distinguished honoree, Latham & Watkins LLP, for their unwavering support of Read Ahead's mission.


Gala Supporters

Reading Champion

Latham & Watkins LLP

Literacy Advocate

Bloomberg LP

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Denise Seegal Darrow

DLA Piper

Elizabeth Grayer and Aidan Synnott

Ernst & Young LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Goldman Sachs

Jane Eddy

John J. Smith

Julie M. Allen

Julie North and William Fogg

Kathy and Kris Heinzelman

Literacy Advocate

Kim and Jonathan Kushner

Lindsay and Brian Basloe

Macquarie Group Foundation

Penguin Random House


Proskauer Rose LLP

Publicis Groupe

Robert and Lisa Abel

Sandra and David Haas

Sarah and Ted Kamman

Sidley Austin LLP


Teresa and Ned Russell

Tonia and David Steck

Page Turner

Brette Popper and Paul Spraos

Beryl Silver and Bradley Gross

Guardian Life Insurance

Gary Rindner

Gregory Rasin and Elise Bloom

Howard and Joan Friedman

Macquarie Capital

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Patricia Brennan

Sheryl Orr

S&P Global

Digital Ad Sponsors

Thank you to those sponsoring a digital ad at this year's event.

AEA Investors LP

Brown Brothers Harriman

Buchbinder Tunick & Company LLC

Columbia University

Hachette Book Group

The KRE Group

Odyssey Investments

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Gala Leadership

We are grateful for our gala host committee members who helped to plan and execute this event on our behalf

Julie M. Allen, Gala Chair

Brian Basloe, Auction Co-Chair
Andrew Brimmer, Auction Co-Chair

Annie Wong

Britt and Rob Ryan

Jonathan Kushner

Nicole Farella

Patty Brennan

Samantha Friedman

Sheryl Orr

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information regarding event, table, and ad sponsorship, please click here for  more information.  

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