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Scribbles to Novels 10th Anniversary Gala: An Evening Celebrating Jumpstart 

Thank you to our incredible sponsors, friends, special guests, and authors for helping us celebrate Jumpstart’s Scribbles to Novels 10th anniversary gala at Pier Sixty in New York. We have so much to be grateful for, and we are. Because of your support, we were able to raise over $1.2 million (and counting!) that will help ensure children living in the Tri-State area enter kindergarten with the skills they need to be successful. Stay tuned for more photographs and updates in the days to come!

Featured Speakers

Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist
Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist


Special Guests

Brooke Shields
Nigel Barker


Featured Authors

Lucy Ferriss, author of the newly released novel, A Sister to Honor; The Lost Daughter; The Misconceiver

Rebecca Stead, author of Liar & Spy, When You Reach Me, and First Light

Sarah Mlynowski, author of Whatever After and Magic in Manhattan 

David C. Banks, author of SOAR: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character

E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

Matt de la Pena, author of Mexican WhiteBoy; We Were Here; The Living; Last Stop on Market Street 

Isabel Gillies, author of Starry Night and Happens Every Day

Cynthia Weil, author of I'm Glad I Did


Live Auction Featuring 

Ottis “O.J.” Anderson, Former Giants Running Back & Superbowl XXV MVP

Host Committee

Milena Alberti
Lorie Almon & Mitch Bompey
Dale Atkins-Rosen & Robert Rosen
Kirsten Axelsen Carmel & David Carmel
Donna & Mark Bolender
Kyong & Brad Coleman
Thomas Connolly
Allison Devore & Ross Levinsky
Laura Ensler
Stephen Epstein
Zeynep Ersin
Lucy Green & Mark Flannery
Michele Greenburg
Monique Guesnon & Kristopher Kandel
Karen Hershey & Larry Green
Judy Jablon
Kim Jasmin
Nancy & Max Justicz
Allegra Kochman
Kathy & Jay Lathen
Kellie & Jeff Lerner
Jennifer & Andrew Marrus
Cynthia Mitchell
John Napoli
Krisztina & Brian Rivel
Christa Robinson
Loretta & Chris Stadler
Anne Turner & Alan Riffkin
Betty Weintraub
Molly Wythes & Jim Farmer*
*Dinner Chairs


Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Max Justicz
Goldman Sachs
Victoria K. Mayer
White & Case
Robins Kaplan LLP
Cerberus Capital Management
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Rivel Research Group
Morgan Stanley
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Brad Coleman
Alan Rifkin & Anne Turner
John Connaughton
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Laura Ensler & David Rivel
Rebecca & Jesse Angelo
Jim Farmer & Molly Wythes
Lisa Carnoy
Sharzer Associates, Inc.
Jennifer & Andrew Marrus
Lorie Almon
Weil Gotshal