On February 28th, over 700 guests gathered at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theatre to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Gala for Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA).
Co-chaired by Michael Boxer, Lucy Fato and Mark Greene, the event raised more than 1.6 million dollars, a record for the Gala. Honorees Richard and Christine Mack received a special surprise announcement — a ball field to be named “Mack Field” at Randall’s Island Park — in honor of their unparalleled commitment to RIPA.
Mark Teixeira, former New York Yankee, three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 2009 World Series Champion, was the recipient of the Champion for Children Award, and the ceremony was emceed by Brian Sullivan, host of CNBC’s “Power Lunch.”
The cocktail hour, which was followed by a sit-down dinner, included a Champagne toast provided by Moet Hennessy in celebration of the 25 year milestone of enormous transformations that Randall’s Island has undergone through the funding and leadership of the Alliance.
Via Sharp Communications. Photos by BFA/Angela Pham and Rommel Demano