Evening of Readings

& Gala Dinner

Monday, April 11, 2022
Cipriani Wall Street

Evening of Readings

& Gala Dinner

Monday, April 11, 2022
Cipriani Wall Street

Evening of Readings

& Gala Dinner

Monday, April 11, 2022
Cipriani Wall Street


Dana Canedy

Senior Vice President & Publisher,
Simon & Schuster

Zibby Owens

Author, Publisher & Host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Podcast

Ta-Nehisi Coates

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Journalist and Professor

Cynthia McFadden

Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

Marie Brenner

Author & Writer-at-Large.
Vanity Fair

Mary Wells Lawrence

Advertising Executive, Author & Women’s Advocate

Laura Coates

CNN Anchor and Senior Legal Analyst, SiriusXM Talk Show Host, and author

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Poet, Novelist & Essayist


Alice Berman
Lea Carpenter
Alison Ehrlich
Elyssa Friedland
Danielle Ganek
Katharine Raymond Hinton
     and Les Hinton

Isabelle Krishana
Rina and Sabastian V. Niles
Deborah Goodrich Royce
Mike and Kemp Steib
Jennifer Wallace
Fareed Zakaria



Joan Ganz Cooney
Zibby and Kyle Owens
Penguin Random House
Simon & Schuster


Joni Evans and Bob Perkins
Danielle and David Ganek
Katharine Raymond Hinton and Les Hinton
Mary Wells Lawrence
Marshall Wace
Cynthia McFadden
Rina and Sabastian V. Niles
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Leonard and Louise Riggio
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce
Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP
Lesley Stahl and Aaron Latham
Peter and Jennifer Wallace


Andrew Bailey
Alice Berman
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Joan Ganz Cooney
Tinika Brown Davis and Jomo Davis
Ianthe Jeanne Dugan
Elyssa Friedland
Renée and Neal Goff
Anna and Mark Gurevich
HarperCollins Publishers
W. Ross Honey and Maria J. Feliciano
Lawrence and Hannah Jacobs
Isabelle Krishana
Kim and Todd Larsen
Courtney E.K. Lewis and Keelan Lewis
LionTree LLP
Macmillan Publishers
Newlight Partners LLP
Elizabeth Peabody
Hope and Sumner Pingree
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Searchlight Capital Partners
Mike and Kemp Steib
Fareed Zakaria


Dennis Abboud
Alan Appelbaum
Heather Baker
Deborah Bernstein
Lee Bollinger
Cynthia Cannell
Lea Carpenter
Bruce Carmel
Lucy Carson
Charles Clark
Matthew Derella
Markus Dohle
Roxanne Donovan
Jacqueline Weld Drake
Yvonne Dunleavy
Gouri Orekondy Edlich and Alexander R. Edlich
Alison Ehrlich
Dana Farrington and Drew Goldman
David and Victoria Foley
Danielle and Gary Freilich
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Goodfriend
Louise Grunwald
Hachette Book Group
Craig Harwood
Leslie Harwood
James LaForce and Stephen Henderson
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Harold Hope
Mary Anne Hunting
Intrinsic Technologies
Ellen Katz
Kekst CNC
Kelly Koscuiszka
Bob Marese
Sally Martell
Thomas Morbitzer
Jennifer and Jason New
Marie O’Grady
Marcie and Jordan Pantzer
Paul Parikh
Jordan Pavlin
Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg
Robert W. Pittman
Ernest H. Pomerantz
Will Reeve
Michael and Joann Rooney
Andrew and Mary Rotondi
Lisa and David T. Schiff
Ava Seave
George Stephanopoulos
Mark Subias
Anthony Tassi
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Merryl and James Tisch
Amanda Urban
Mery Vieira
Paula Wardynski
Steven Wolosky

As of April 7, 2022

Join us for the Evening of Readings, an inspiring night of celebration and accomplishment.

Parents come to Literacy Partners to transform their lives and create a brighter future for their children through the power of literacy. With our free classes, community workshops, and educational media, parents boost their literacy and language skills to achieve success in today’s world and promote their children’s school readiness.
For over 35 years, The Evening of Readings has always been a big night of celebration and a gathering of people who want to transform New York through the power of literacy. After two years of not gathering in person, we’re back and better than ever.

6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM

Dinner, Readings, and Awards

9:30 PM

Dessert Reception


Festive Black Tie

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