Our 30th Anniversary Gala raised close to $1.4 million, a testament to our generous supporters, our James W. Rouse Civic Medal Honoree Jonathan Rose, our dedicated staff – and our supporters. Proceeds from the event will support Enterprise's ongoing work as well as our storm recovery efforts. At the gala, we announced the launch of the Enterprise Partner Support & Rebuilding Fund to help our partners with the immediate recovery and rebuilding efforts from Sandy. The fund offers emergency grants and low-cost working capital to speed the rebuilding process.
During the gala, Enterprise Trustee Edward Norton presented fellow Trustee Jonathan Rose with the James W. Rouse Civic Medal of Honor. Jonathan’s business, policy and nonprofit work seek to create a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. The Atlantic Cities recently ran a wonderful profile of Jonathan, aptly titled “Meet the Man Who 'Repairs the Fabric of Communities.' ”
Also joining us at the gala was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. We are grateful for his moving words on the resiliency of New Yorkers and our collective resolve to come together to rebuild. The evening also paid tribute to our 30th Anniversary Heroes, the exceptional partners who built up Enterprise and the leaders who will carry us into the future.
We were privileged to hear from residents who reminded us of the importance of a safe, stable and affordable home. Iris Bertoni from CLOTH’s 552 Academy, Chris Carney from The Fortune Society’s Castle Gardens and Heather Morris from Covington Realty inspired and engaged all of us. Spoken-word performances from the young leaders of the DreamYard Project in the Bronx powerfully emphasized the importance of a home and community. Here are some photos from the event.
Our gala would not have been possible without our presenting sponsor, JPMorgan Chase. As one of Enterprise’s largest and most vital partners, JPMorgan Chase has invested over $1 billion through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and contributed over $100 million in philanthropic support during the past 25 years. We’d also like to thank and recognize Bank of America for contributing $75,000 as the capital sponsor for the event. For two decades, Bank of America has been an essential supporter of Enterprise, contributing more than $1.4 billion in capital and philanthropic support. We are grateful to all of our sponsors.
Foreman’s Friends - $50,000
L+M Development Partners, Inc.
Jonathan Rose Companies
Jonathan F.P. & Diana Rose
Builder’s Crew - $30,000
Bronx Pro Real Estate Management
Carpenter’s Club - $15,000
Citi Community Capital
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. C. Coles
Ariel and Adam Zurofsky
D.P. Group General Contracting
David J. Callard and Mary R. Morgan
Galaxy General Contracting Corp.
Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Urban Investment Group
Mizuho Corporate Bank
Monadnock Construction, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. David C. Cavalier
Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom LLP