NYC Fall Luncheon

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Uncovering Character: What Lies Beneath

On Tuesday, November 15th, over 150 supporters gathered at the Bryant Park Grill for the 3rd annual NYC Fall Luncheon. Despite the torrential rain, everyone came together through rain, wind, and slippery sidewalks, underneath the venue’s clear roof. Authors Kate Betts, Susan Fales-Hill, Anna Solomon, and Sylvia True, helped us uncover what lies beneath the characters and stories captured in their fiction and nonfiction works in a lively discussion moderated by CBS News’ correspondent, Reena Ninan
Thank you to our Writers Panel, moderator Reena Ninan, our sponsors and supporters for helping us raise over $100,000 to give all children the opportunity to succeed. We look forward to celebrating with you again next year!



Panel Moderator

Reena Ninan, CBS News Correspondent


Writers Panel

Kate Betts, author of My Paris Dream and Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of StyleSusan Fales-Hill, author of Always Wear Joy and One Flight Up
Anna Solomon, author of Leaving Lucy Pear and The Little BrideSylvia True, author of The Wednesday Group


Jennifer Marrus 
Meridith Sopher

Host Committee

Milena Alberti
Ali Kamin 
Kim Mitchell 
Lorie Almon 
Allegra Kochman
Sarah Mlynowski
Milano Buckley 
Hilda Kogut
Christa Robinson
Dawn Davis
Fabienne Lamont 
Megan Sheetz
Allison Devore 
Kathy Lathen 
Meridith Sopher 
Wendy Eisenberg 
Kellie Lerner
Betty Weintraub 
Laura Ensler   
Jennifer Marrus 
Molly Wythes 
Lucy Green 
Lauren Marrus
Monica Zoldak
Judy Jablon Cynthia Mitchell  


Please contact Liz Trout, Associate Director of Development, at or 212.868.2526 ext. 616 for more information. 
Click here to see photos from last year's luncheon at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer.