Scribbles to Novels New York City

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Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels New York City

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street

Bridget Moynahan
Event Emcee

Featured Authors

Laura Schroff, Guest speaker and author of An Invisible Thread

Dr. Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, Authors of Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

Matthew Cody, Super, Powerless, and The Dead Gentleman

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Peanut Butter and Jellyfish and Lunch Lady series

Meredith Zeitlin, Freshman Year And Other Unnatural Disasters

Highlights from 2014

On May 13, 2014, more than 500 Jumpstart Tri-State supporters met at Cipriani Wall Street to celebrate our 21st anniversary and attend our annual gala Scribbles to Novels. Our theme – Connections – was consistent throughout the evening. Bridget Moynahan, National Board Member and Event Emcee, talked about her connection to Jumpstart and why our mission resonates with her. Laura Schroff, featured speaker and author of An Invisible Thread, shared her touching story of connection and friendship with Maurice – a down and out youngster she met 25 years ago and with whom she is still close. Jarrett Krosoczka spoke of his start in literature as a young boy and read everyone a bedtime story over dessert – his newest book Peanut Butter and Jellyfish. Silent and live auctions brought out our competitive spirit, a lot of laughs and helped to raise $1.2 million for Jumpstart Tri-State. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Photos by Will Star of

Dinner Chairs

Thomas G. Connolly

Laura Ensler

Host Committee

Lorie Almon & Mitch BompeyAllegra Kochman
Rebecca & Jesse AngeloMichael Koester
Dale Atkins-Rosen & Robert RosenKathy & Jay Lathen
Kirsten Axelsen Carmel & David CarmelKellie & Jeff Lerner
Ann CarmelCindi Leive & Howard Bernstein
Lisa & David CarnoyRebecca & Bennett Lindenbaum
Kyong & Brad ColemanJennifer & Andrew Marrus
Kay Desai & Anjan MukherjeeTony Montenieri
Allison Devore & Ross LevinskyJohn Napoli
Stephen EpsteinKrisztina & Brian Rivel
Andrea & James GellertLinda & Thomas Rizk
Lucy Green & Mark FlanneryChrista Robinson
Monique Guesnon & Kristopher KandelKathy & David Stadler
Dana & Will HerrmanLoretta & Chris Stadler
Karen Hershey & Larry GreenAnne Turner & Alan Riffkin
Kim L. JasminChris Turner
Nancy & Max JusticzMolly Wythes & Jim Farmer

Auction items generously donated by

ABC'sThe View
Brooklyn Nets
Classic Kids Photography
Daryl Roth Productions
Eric Carle Studio
Estee Lauder
The Hort Family
Jujamcyn Theaters
Maslow 6
New York Giants
Pamela Einarsen Photography


For more information about Scribbles to Novels New York, contact Deana Murtha at 212.868.2526 ext. 613 or