2017 Scribbles to Novels New York is a Success!

NEW YORK CITY (April 19, 2017) ā€” Jumpstart hosted special guest Nigel Barker, Bridget Moynahan, and Padma Lakshmi at their annualĀ Scribbles to Novels gala. During our program, Chris Stadler, our Board Chair, spoke of the importance of putting yourself in others’ shoes and working towards understanding how we are all responsible for one another, the way Jumpstart college student volunteers are responsible for delivering a quality program for our preschool students.

Those in the room, generously raised $190,000 over the course of the night. This is incredible and an enormous amount of funding to put towards preschool children and college student volunteers in the New York metro and Tri-State areas.

Thank you to our Local Advisory Board and Host Committee, and to our generous sponsors who made the evening possible!

If you missed the event, but would still like to make a donation to support Jumpstart, please click here.

Photos from the Evening

Thank You to Our Authors Circle

CHARLES BOCKĀ | Author of Beautiful Children

DAVID CARNOY | Author of Knife Music. Website.

ADELE GRIFFIN | Author of The Oddlethunks: Oona Finda an Egg and Steg-O-Normous. Website.

LAURIE JORDANĀ | Author of Yawning Yoga. Website.

JARRET J. KROSOCZKA | Author of The Lunch Lady series. Website.

ANNABEL MONAGHAN | Author of Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big? Website.

ALYSON RICHMAN | Author of The Velvet Hours. Website.

SUSAN RIEGER | Author of The Divorce Papers.

YOOJIN GRACE WUERTZ | Author of Everything Belongs to Us. Website.

Thank you to Our Special Guests

Live Auctioneer

Special Guest

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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