June 5, 2024

Bally’s Links at Ferry Point
500 Hutchinson River Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10465

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Awards Program & Dinner

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dessert, Dancing, and Live Music

An Evening Celebrating
Our Bronx, Our Community, Our Impact

At the heart of The Gala is our awards program celebrating honorees who either are from or support the Bronx and have chartered pathways in life leading to indelible impacts on society.

The inaugural Bronx Community Foundation Gala & Asset Awards will celebrate the Bronx’s first community foundation and its transformative philanthropic framework designed by and for the people of the Bronx.

The evening will raise money to support The Bronx Community Foundation’s mission to invest in community power to eradicate inequity in the Bronx.

Get ready for an evening highlighting the Bronx’s “assets” through a mix of live performances, dinner, cocktails & honorees.

Event Host

Sunny Hostin

3x Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s “The View” and New York Times best-selling author

Sunny  Hostin is a three-time Emmy Award-winning legal journalist, two-time New York Times bestselling author, and co-host of The View.  Hostin has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Woman, Essence, The CUT, Latina, and Ebony, amongst others. A sought-after public speaker, she has spoken at and moderated panels for the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, and the National Bar Association, served as a witness at the Federal Judiciary’s Congressional Hearing for the Public’s Right of Access to the Courts, and was she was part of the groundbreaking ABC primetime newscast, “Soul of a Nation,” the first broadcast network newsmagazine aiming to put Black life in America front and center. Hostin lives with her husband and two children in New York. 

On May 2, 2023,  Sunny released the second book in her “Summer” trilogy, “Summer on Sag Harbor,” which became an instant New York Times bestseller. In May 2021, Hostin released her debut novel, “Summer on the Bluffs” (William Morrow), which skyrocketed to #11 on The New York Times Bestseller List and is currently being adapted into a series as the first major project for Sunny Hostin Productions alongside Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment. The third novel in the series, “Summer on Highland Beach” is set to be released on May 28, 2024. In the fall of 2020, Hostin released her memoir, “I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds,” with HarperOne.

Honorees

Leon
Cooperman

Transformative Philanthropist

Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright

Proximate
Leader

Caridad De La
Luz

Community
Builder

Derrick “D-Nice” Jones

Cultural
Icon Award

Event Chairs

Host Committee

SPONSORS

Judy and Jamie Dimon

Leon Cooperman

Raquel Thompson

Karen Seitz

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information contact:

Erika Freund

Chief Development Officer efreund@thebronx.org | 617-894-5018

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