Honorary Chairs

The Honorable Cory A. Booker
Matthew Broderick
Gloria Steinem*


Steven Aresty
Catherine and Joseph Aresty
Joy Behar
Paula and Robert Butler
Douglas P. Catalano and Judi Tytel
Elizabeth B. Dater
Laurie and Oskar Eustis*
Megan Flanigan and Rick Swift
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.*
Lisa Kohl
Sheila Nevins
Barbara G. Raho
Diana and Charles Revson
Vanessa Williams

Benefit Committee

Rubén Blades*
Roz Chast*
Billy Collins*
Jane Condon and Kenneth G. Bartels
Carol and George Crapple
Mary and Marvin Davidson
John Demsey
Michelle Doty and Leo Bernstein
Regina and Mario Gabelli
Lucile and Richard Glasebrook
Michael Glazebrook
Irena Goldstein
Tonne Goodman
Aisha Haynes Harrison
Caroline Hirsch
Sarah Hoover
Joy and Emily Hurd
Diane and Jeffrey Jennings
Kristin and Howard Johnson
Sally and Alex Lynch
Sean Lynch
Georgette and Charles Mallory
Emily Mandelstam
Giovanna Marazzi and David Sassoon
Caroline S. McBride
Nevine and Steven Michaan
Louise Mirrer
Meredith Monk*
Garrett and Mary Moran
Roy Moskowitz and Anne Edelstein
Khalil Gibran Muhammad*
Francisco Núñez
Laurie L. Patton*
Polly and Robbie Pennoyer
Chloe and Ross Pinkerton
Lisa and Richard Plepler
Melinda Relyea and James Kearns
Joanie and Maurice Reznik
Leslee and David Rogath
Deborah and Chuck Royce
Karen Russell* and Anthony Perez
Stacy Schiff
Mary and Alok Singh
Alex Soros
Sam Swope and Jim Tryforos
Maria Tatar*
Will and CeCe Thompson
Basil Twist*
Cissy and Curt Viebranz
Elly and Tony Wong
Charlie and Laura Young
Jerry Zaks*
* led an Academy for Teachers Master Class

Join us on
National Teacher Day

Show Teachers the Love!

a charming variety show in which…

Cynthia Nixon delights,

Caleb Teicher tap-dances to Mozart,

Khalil Gibran Muhammad inspires,

The Shovel Ready String Band gets down,

mentalist Vinny DePonto confounds,

Arturo O’Farrill hits the jive,

Chancellor Carmen Fariña
receives an award from
Jonathan Lethem & Mara Lethem,

and other surprise guests tickle the fancy!

Half our audience will be teachers, who come for free to feel the love. The other half will be donors, who come to show it.

(Free tickets for Academy Fellows will be distributed by lottery.)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6pm
Curtain at 7pm sharp
Cocktails to follow

New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)

New York, NY 10024

Purchase tickets below — while they last!

Payment can also be made by checks payable to The Academy for Teachers and mailed to:
The Academy for Teachers
10 West 90th Street
New York, NY 10024

All but $100 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

The Academy for Teachers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. To purchase and ad for the journal, please contact Rebecca at rebecca@academyforteachers.org.

Buy yourself a ticket, get a teacher in for free.

*About The Woodridge Award

The Academy for Teachers presents The Woodridge Award for Great Teachers to educators identified by prominent New Yorkers as having made a critical difference in their lives. It is named after Mattie Woodridge, an African American who taught in Arkansas during Segregation, a time when white teachers were paid a paltry $620 a year and black ones only $325. Woodridge won her school’s outstanding teacher award four times. Because she felt that all teachers should be celebrated, she campaigned for a national day of recognition for teachers. After enlisting the help of Eleanor Roosevelt, the two of them lobbied Congress until, in 1953, National Teacher Day was established.