Join Us for Our Annual Gala

Save the Date

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Pier 61, New York City

Cocktail Hour and Tombola Raffle


Denim and diamonds dress—cocktail attire, jeans, jewels and everything in between!


Gala Honorees


halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld

Recipients of The Laurie M. Tisch Award

The Laurie M. Tisch Award is presented to an individual or family who exemplify our founding Board Member’s civic spirit, visionary leadership and philanthropic commitment to positive social change. halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, owners of the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, receive this award in recognition of their unwavering support for the Museum, their deep commitment to the arts, creativity and diversity, and in honor of halley’s decade-long service as the Museum’s Board Chair.


The Toy Association™ and The Genius of Play™

Recipients of the Corporate Leadership Award

The Corporate Leadership Award is presented to entities demonstrating philanthropic leadership and dedication to the arts, children, health and education. The Toy Association™ and The Genius of Play™ receive this award for their commitment to raising awareness of the vital role of play in child development. The Toy Association and the Children’s Museum also celebrate the 10th anniversary of PlayHelps. This partnership launched programming designed to help children express their emotions through play in response to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. PlayHelps programming has subsequently been adapted by Louisiana Children’s Museum and continues today.

Ticket & Table Packages


Includes one premium table of ten; opportunity to present award to honoree; logo on video screen; recognition from podium; VIP early entry including tombola access (6:00pm); prominent listing in the invitation* and at the event**

DIAMOND TABLE at $50,000
Includes one premium table of ten; logo on video screen; recognition from the podium; VIP early entry including tombola access (6:00pm); prominent listing in the invitation* and at the event**

GOLD TABLE at $25,000
Includes one preferred table of ten; logo on video screen; recognition from the podium; VIP early entry including tombola access (6:00pm); prominent listing in the invitation* and at the event**

SILVER TABLE at $12,500
Includes one priority table of ten; VIP early entry including tombola access (6:00pm); prominent listing in the invitation* and at the event**

BRONZE TICKET(S) at $2,500
Includes preferred dinner seating; VIP early entry including tombola access (6:00pm); and listing in the invitation* and at the event**

DENIM TICKET(S) at $1,000 (limited)
Includes dinner seating and listing at the event**

Make a special, tax-deductible contribution in support of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Annual Gala.


*Deadline for invitation listing is 8/25/2017
**Deadline for event listing is 10/13/2017

Contributions are tax-deductible with the exception of $230 per ticket (Tax ID# 13-2761376).

For more information contact the Gala Office at (212) 249 6188 or



Tombola is the Children’s Museum’s signature raffle of over 200 wondrous prizes. It takes place during the Gala’s cocktail hour and every entry is a guaranteed winner. Participants enjoy mingling with other guests to trade and show off their winnings. Arrive early before raffle chances are sold out!

Highlights of this year’s prizes include:

Deluxe Travel & Vacation
Two-night stay at The Confidante Miami Beach
Two-night stay at 5 star deluxe Hotel Pestana Palace in Lisbon, Portugal form Finest Journeys
A set of 4 One-day Park Hopper passes for Walt Disney World
Vouchers for reduced stays at 7 Caribbean resorts by Elite Island Resorts

Exciting Sport Experiences
4 sets of New York Giants tickets
A set of courtside New York Knicks tickets courtesy of Loews Hotels & Co
A set of New York Rangers tickets courtesy of Loews Hotels & Co
5 rounds of golf at Liberty National Golf Course
2 rounds of golf Greenwich Country Club
Golf psychology coaching session with Dr. Adam Wright

NYC Cultural Experiences
A set of 4 tickets to the #1 Show in Late Night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Curator-led tour for 6 of a Whitney Museum exhibit
Tickets to the Aspen Institute Series at Hunter College
Studio Museum membership, curator tour & gift package
A set of tickets to a performance by Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
A set of tickets to a performance by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at BAM Fisher
A set of tickets to the Blue Note Jazz Club
A set of tickets to the Birdland Jazz Club
A set of tickets to a Theater Row show
A set of tickets to a show Kaufman Music Center

Delectable Food & Wine
Dinner for two at The James Beard House
$250 certificate to Chef Michael Lomonaco’s Porter House New York
$200 certificate to Oceana featuring Executive Chef Bill Telepan
$150 certificate to Bustan voted best UWS restaurant by Village Voice
$100 certificate & wine tour for two at City Winery
“Aged to perfection” products by Widow Jane Distillery
Cases of fine wines

Luxury Designer Fashions & Decor
Fendi Monster Creature & Light Bulb shopper totes
Maison Ullens leather handbag
Barfield Collection Italian python pouch
5 $250 Bergdorf Goodman gift certificates
$100 Saks Fifth Avenue gift certificate
Leather Prada card holders
Marble iPhone charging docks
Arne Jacobsen table clocks
Decorative neon wall light
Master & Dynamic headphones
Charming porcelain table lights
Deluxe art books

Health & Beauty
A 5-pack set of rides and gear from Peloton Cycle
A 10-class series from SoulCycle
3-month membership to Manhattan Plaza Health Club
Naturally inspired products by Kiehl’s
A box of 12 ready-to-blend superfood smoothies from Daily Harvest

Fun for Children & Families
VIP passes to the Big Apple Circus
VIP access to CMOM’s Sunday Funday family benefit
Ultimate girls active-wear and gear set from Terez Universe
Family portrait session with Monica Shulman Studio
Organic Hazel Village woodland friend
Entertaining activity, music & game kits

Signed Sports Memorabilia
New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzinģis framed photo from Steiner Sports
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist official signed game puck from Steiner Sports
Michael Strahan signed football from the National Football League
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams poster courtesy of the New York Jets
New York Rangers left-winger Jimmy Vesey official game puck from Madison Square Garden
New York Rangers right-winger Michael Grabner official game puck from Madison Square Garden
Olympic gold medalist and WNBA all-star Swin Cash warmup tee from Madison Square Garden
New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porziņģis basketball from Madison Square Garden
New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porziņģis jersey from Madison Square Garden

Consider donating a prize today.
You’ll be supporting the Children’s Museum’s art-based programming at the Museum and at homeless and domestic violence shelters, hospitals, schools and libraries. As a Tombola donor, in addition to a receipt acknowledging your 100% tax-deductible donation and our heartfelt thanks, you or your organization will receive the following recognition:

  • Acknowledgement on screen at the event
  • Acknowledgement on the Children’s Museum website

Gala Donors & Committee

Thank you


Diamond Sponsors

Judith* & John J. Hannan
halley k harrisburg* & Michael Rosenfeld
Miyoung E. Lee* & Neil Simpkins
Laurie M. Tisch*

Gold Sponsors

Renée Edelman*
Stephen Meringoff & Kim Charlton

Silver Sponsors

Ariel Property Advisors  •  Shannon Bauer Aronson* & Elliott Aronson
Lynn B. Bayard*  •  BDO USA, LLP
Carolyn Tisch Blodgett & Will Blodgett*  •  Miriam & Michael* Boublik
Estreich & Company, Inc.  •  Jeffrey S. Feinman – DDK & Company, LLP
Fidelity Title  •  GES  •  Kleinberg Kaplan
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP
Learning Resources, Inc.  •  Tasneem & Mohsin* Meghji
New York Land Services  •  Nickelodeon
Scholastic Inc.  •  Geeta Sharma & Rajeev Narang
Gillian Hearst Simonds & Christian Simonds  •  Mary St. Martin & Matthew Messinger*
The Toy Association™ & The Genius of Play™
Liselotte & Robin Vince  •  Colleen Weis & Martin Laiks*

Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous  •  Ellen & Andrew Celli
Susan & Jonathan Bram  •  Jennifer & Reuben Daniels
Denham Wolf Real Estate Services, Inc.
Beth Rudin DeWoody – May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation
Kara & Wayne Fingerman  •  FREEMAN
Tiffany M. Hall & John B. Rhea  •  Jennifer Heller Wold
Elizabeth & Ian John  •  Cindy Kurtin
Wendy Sigurdson & Mark Adkins*  •  Marcia L. Warner*
& William T. Williams  •  Sheila Yellin & Samuel Rosenfeld

Denim Sponsors

Margot Lulla Aisiks  •  John Axelrod  •  Blumenfeld Development Group
Colliers International  •  Judy Cotton  •  Esopus Creek Management
Nancy Fisher & Marc Kirschner  •  Irene & Richard Frary  •  Barbara Goldman
Madeleine R. & Jeffrey S. Grant  •  Lucy & Lawrence Guffey  •  Dr. Stephen Gullo
Susan Hamill  •  K’NEX  •  Karin & Paul Kingsley  •  Kate & Carl Lobell  •  M&T Bank
Martha Madigan & Jeffrey Fuller  •  Mash Studio  •  
Julie & Dan Morris
Andrew Nelson  •  Steven Pincus  •  Richard Pinner  •  Sard Verbinnen & Co
Elizabeth Sarnoff & Andy Cohen  •  Adam Sheffer  •  Barbara Karp Shuster
Lowery Sims  •  Amy Siskind & Michael Cohen*  •  Adam Wolfson

As of October 5, 2017


LaMae Allen de Jongh*  •  Judith Hannan*  •  Miyoung E. Lee*  •  Laurie M. Tisch*

John Axelrod  •  Miriam & Michael* Boublik
Joan H. & David E. Bright  •  Jennifer Caveza
Ellen Unterberg Celli & Andrew Celli  •  Jennifer & Reuben Daniels
Beth Rudin DeWoody  •  Renée Edelman*  •  Jeffrey Feinman
Wayne Fingerman  •  Madeleine & Jeffrey Grant  •  Susan K. Hamill
Jennifer Heller Wold  •  Elizabeth & Ian John  •  Jill & Myron* Kaplan
Richard & Camila Lippe  •  Kate & Carl Lobell
Stephen Meringoff & Kim Charlton  •  Brian Mathis
Michele Balfour Nathoo & Raffiq Nathoo  •  Andrew Nelson
Jennifer & Mark Pearlman  •  Steven Pincus  •  John Rhea
Elizabeth Sarnoff & Andrew Cohen  •  Geeta Sharma & Rajeev Narang*
Adam Sheffer  •  Marcia Warner*  •  Jennifer & Steven Warner
Nadine & Rick Woldenberg  •  Liselotte & Robin Vince

* Member of the CMOM Board of Directors

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Gala Office • 411 East 83rd Street, Suite 3F, New York, NY 10028 • 212-249-6188 •

If you are interested in joining the event committee or sponsoring this event, please contact Associate Director of Individual Giving Melissa DeCesare at, or 212-721-1223 x235.