Evening of Readings

& Gala Dinner

May 1, 2023
Cipriani South Street, NYC

Evening of Readings

& Gala Dinner

May 1, 2023
Cipriani South Street, NYC

Evening of Readings

& Gala Dinner

May 1, 2023
Cipriani South Street, NYC


Eric Adams

Mayor of New York City

Wade Davis

CEO, TelevisaUnivision

Holland Taylor

Award Winning Actress

Jon Yaged

CEO, Macmillan Publishers US


Tom Hanks

Academy Award Winning Actor
Special Video Presentation

Minka Kelly

Actress & Author

Sarah Paulson

Award Winning Actress

Ayana Mathis


Cynthia McFadden

Senior Legal & Investigative Correspondent for NBC News


Tinika Brown Davis

Richard Edelman

Joni Evans
     & Bob Perkins

Katharine Raymond Hinton
     & Les Hinton

W. Ross Honey

Lawrence Jacobs
     & Hannah Jacobs

Courtney E.K. Lewis

Sabastian V. Niles
     & Rina Niles

Zibby & Kyle Owens

Sarah Paulson

Elizabeth T. Peabody

Deborah Goodrich Royce

Mike & Kemp Steib

Jose Tomás

Fareed Zakaria

Eric Zinterhofer




Macmillan Publishers US




Joni Evans & Bob Perkins

Gladstone Place Partners

Joan Ganz Cooney

Lawrence Jacobs
     & Hannah Jacobs

Courtney E. K. Lewis
     & Keelan Lewis

Marshall Wace

Morgan Stanley

News Corp

Elizabeth T. Peabody

Penguin Random House

Deborah Goodrich Royce

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Searchlight Capital

Lesley Stahl

Jon Yaged


Bank of America

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Barbara Taylor Bradford, OBE

Daniel G. Brown

Command Companies

D.F. King & Co. Inc.

Ianthe Jeanne Dugan

Richard Edelman

FGS Global

Goldman Sachs

Anna & Mark Gurevich

Katharine Raymond Hinton
     & Les Hinton

W. Ross Honey
& Maria J. Feliciano

Innisfree M&A Incorporated

JP Morgan

Joele Frank, Wilkinson
     Brimmer Katcher


Mary Wells Lawrence


MacKenzie Partners, Inc.

David Maya & Shira Maya


Sabastian V. Niles & Rina Niles

Oliver Wyman

Zibby & Kyle Owens


Victoria & William Pao

Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton      & Garrison LLP

Resolute Forest Products

Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Mike & Kemp Steib

Writers House LLC


Alan Appelbaum

Book of the Month

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cynthia Cannell

Jacqueline Weld Drake

Lee Eastman

Joel Ehrenkranz

Linda Fairstein


Renee & Neal Goff

Hachette Book Group

Taylor Hanex

HarperCollins Publishers

Kekst CNC

Lakeside Book Company

Leonard A. Lauder

Hernan Lopez

Sally Martell


Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Open Road Integrated Media

Michael Pietsch

Sidley Austin LLP

Sterling Technology Group

Jonathan Stolper


Barbara Tober

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Isabel Walsh

Westchester Publishing Service

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. 

6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM

Dinner, Readings, and Awards

9:30 PM

Dessert Reception


Festive Black Tie


Join us in celebrating our work at the 2023 Evening of Readings and helping provide the funds needed to help adults and families transform their lives through the power of literacy. You can purchase tables and tickets by returning this form to us or purchase them online below.

Sorry I can’t attend this great event, but please accept my contribution.

To pay by wire transfer or to make a gift of stock, please contact Jeff Stauch at (646) 237-0161 or gala@literacypartners.org.

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