On Thursday, April 14th, over 400 supporters gathered for the 11th annual Scribbles to Novels gala at Pier Sixty in New York City.
Fashion photographer and celebrity auctioneer, Nigel Barker, and actress Bridget Moynahan joined featured speakers, Corban Addison and Laila Ibrahim, and acclaimed authors, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Judy Batalion, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Dr. Eric Dinerstein, John C. Ford, Pamela Newkirk, Dr. Michael Sampson, Domenica Ruta, and Meg Wolitzer, to celebrate the power of the written word while underscoring the importance of early education for all children.
This year’s featured authors had a wide range of expertise and writing styles, and the cocktail hour was abuzz as guests visited the authors' tables to pick up signed copies of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, graphic novels, and young adult books.
During dinner, featured speakers Corban Addison and Laila Ibrahim, both spoke about the importance of not giving up, of believing in yourself and in others, and trying your hardest even when you're unsure if you can succeed. Important lessons for anyone from preschool to retirement age, and something our featured Jumpstart Corps member Stephany Colon spoke so beautifully about in the video shown during the event program (Check out the video below).
Thank you to all of our featured speakers, authors, and special guests for not only sharing your time with us on Thursday, April 14, but for also helping Jumpstart raise over $1 million (and counting!).
From a live boxing demonstration to the standing ovation for Corps member, Stephany Colon, the evening was filled with excitement and we look forward to celebrating Scribbles to Novels with you again next year!
Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Dr. Michael Sampson
Dr. Eric Dinerstein
John C. Ford
Anne Turner & Alan Riffkin, Co-Chairs
|Milena Alberti||Ali & David Kamin|
|Lorie Almon & Mitch Bompey||Allegra Kochman|
|Rebecca & Jesse Angelo||Hilda Kogut|
|Dale Atkins-Rosen & Robert Rosen||Jay & Kathy Lathen|
|Kaija & Peter Braus||Kellie & Jeff Lerner|
|Milano Buckley||Jennifer & Andrew Marrus|
|Kirsten Axelson Carmel & David Carmel||Cynthia Mitchell|
|Kyong & Brad Coleman||Kim Mitchell|
|Tom Connolly||Sarah Mlynowski|
|Allison Devore & Ross Levinsky||Krisztina & Brian Rivel|
|Laura Ensler||Christa Robinson|
|Stephen Epstein||Loretta & Chris Stadler|
|Lucy Green & Mark Flannery||Meridith Sopher & Ted Stachtiaris|
|Karen Hershey & Larry Green||Betty Weintraub|
|Nancy & Max Justicz||Molly Wythes & Jim Farmer|
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam III
Loretta & Christopher Stadler
Terrence & Nicola Mullen
Lorie Almon & Mitch Bompey
Rebecca & Jesse Angelo
Kyong & Brad Coleman
Laura Ensler & David Rivel
Jim Farmer & Molly Wythes
Andrew & Jennifer Marrus
Ted Stachtiaris & Meridith Sopher