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Close the Learning Gap at Our 2016 Spring Benefit

Lucy Friedman

Lucy Friedman is President of ExpandED Schools.

You're Invited to Our Spring Benefit

Mark your calendars! ExpandED Schools invites you to a festive celebration at the Hippodrome on Thursday, May 5th from 6-8pm as we honor three individuals making a difference in their communities and making an impact on the field of education.

The 2016 Spring Benefit will celebrate Dr. Ramón González, Principal of the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology; Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; and Merryl Tisch, Chancellor Emeritus, New York State Board of Regents. Roger A. Blissett, Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, LLC will serve as emcee.

The cocktail party will feature catering by Union Square Hospitality Group, stunning sunset views, a silent auction, student performances and showcases of the dynamic, hands-on learning that happens in ExpandED Schools.

All funds raised from the benefit will go towards our mission of closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. What drives our work is the stark reality that children born into poverty are likely to suffer a 6,000-hour learning gap by the time they reach 6th grade. This has less to do with time spent in the classroom, and much to do with what happens beyond the traditional school day – enriched learning like summer camp, after-school activities and weekend visits to cultural institutions that their middle-class peers take for granted.

By supporting the event, you’ll be helping to close this learning gap. You can purchase tickets here, or explore sponsorship opportunities here.

We hope you’ll join us!


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