Scribbles to Novels New York City

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Join Jumpstart on Wednesday, April 19th at our Scribbles to Novels gala as we celebrate the power of the written word and shine a spotlight on the importance of early literacy development in children.

The 2017 event will be held at Capitale, the original Bowery Savings Bank which features tall columns, coved ceiling, and an art glass skylight. The celebratory evening will include an Authors Circle where attendees chat with well-known authors and received signed books, a full dinner program, and a live auction. In New York City last year, over 400 advocates showed their support for Jumpstart, raising over $1.1 million for regional programs. 



Featured Speakers

To be announced!

Authors Circle

 SUSAN RIEGER is the author of the 2014 novel The Divorce Papers. In her follow-up novel, The Heirs (Crown: May 23, 2017), Rieger wrestles
with the nature of inheritance and legacy as it affects an unforgettable Manhattan family. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and has worked as a residential College Dean at Yale and as associate provost at Columbia. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer David Denby.
Additional authors will be added soon. Be sure to check back for more information!
To be announced!
6:00 PM
Authors Circle Cocktail Hour
Dinner | Program | Live Auction

Host Committee

Milena Alberti
Cynthia Mitchell
Lorie Almon & Mitch Bompey
Kim Mitchell
Kyong & Brad Coleman
Mark Pinho
Thomas Connolly
Krisztina & Brian Rivel
Allison Devore & Ross Levinsky
Loretta & Chris Stadler
Laura Ensler
Meridith Sopher & Ted Stachtiaris
Lucy Green & Mark Flannery
Anne Turner & Alan Riffkin
Kellie & Jeff Lemer
Betty Weintraub
Jennifer & Andrew Marrus
Molly Wythes & Jim Farmer


To be announced!


View photos from last year's gala below.