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Bpeace 10th Anniversary Gala slideshow. Tip: To see the captions, select full-screen mode and click "Show info" in the upper right-hand corner. 


Celebrities, live musical performances and friends of Bpeace celebrated our10th Anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park on April 11th, 2013.

Bpeace Board Director Randy Browning noted, “My guests were amazed at the high energy level of the group. Many of them have been to these types of fundraisers and galas in their lifetime and they said this one felt different. You guys seem to have it right and the message is terrific.”

Simlarly, Steve Kulovits of Bpeace’s Executive Council was impressed by “the energy created…No one wanted to leave.”

Thank you to all our guests, silent and live auction donors, and hard-working Gala volunteers. Together, we raised enough to run Bpeace for five months!

Speed painter Tim Decker jumps to make the final strokes on his painting of the Statue of Liberty. Tim donated both pieces to be auctioned off during the Gala. Speed painter Tim Decker jumps to make the final strokes on his painting of the Statue of Liberty. Tim donated both pieces to be auctioned off during the Gala. Longtime Bpeacer Emma van Rooyen told us, “I was blown away by the event… There was a tremendous amount of joy and pride in the room and I was happy to be a part of it.”

Sharing credit where credit is due:

Bpeace Pioneer Gamechangers
UN Women, U.S. State Department, dressbarn/Roslyn Jaffe

Bpeace Gamechangers
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coach, Irving Place Capital, the Vitamin Shoppe, United Nations Federal Credit Union, Etsy, MZ WALLACE and Kirk Palmer Associates.

Gala Committee
Fahima Ahad
Ann Callison
Loretta Davis
Millicent Fortunoff
Ayanna Gabriel
Anne Glauber
Emma van Rooyen
Liz Wald

Fahima Ahad
Diana Binger
Ann-Elise Francis
Ayanna Gabriel
Simon Hall
Ashley Harden
David Hass
Dara Kessler
Kathryn Lerner
Michele Lindsay
Meave Murphy
Gita Patel
Sonali Palkhiwala
Rachael Rho
Christina Rodriguez
Carole Vaporean
Liz Wald

Gala entertainment
Tim Decker
Julia Easterlin
Ethan Philbrick
Chesney Snow
Marco Rizutto
Nora Blackall
Chloe Paisley

Video producers
Laurie Chock
Jazzmen Lee-Johnson

Camera One
Powell Event Photography

Gamechanger Award Sulpture
Anne Kantor Kellett

Program designers
Sandra DiPasqua
Oyster Studio

Style and gameboard designers
Sue Coe Designs

Gala producer
Thom Herron

Auction donors
A & A Jewelry
Alex and Ani, LLC American Composers Orchestra
Anna Leigh Donado
Ayanna Gabriel
Blue Bayer Design NYC
Blue Marble
Bradford Renaissance Portraits Corp.
Chanel Kennebrew
Channing Daughters Winery
Chelsea Piers
Sports and Entertainment Complex
Col. Jeff Peterson
Claudia Pearson
Dana Kuznetzkoff
DelGrosso Foods
Dolium Winery Argentina
Drew Doggett Photography
Emma van Rooyen
Estee Lauder
Fast Company
Frank Cavuoto
Global Goods Partners
Glynnis MacNicol
Hamptons House of Gardens
Hayley Linette
Irina Avtsin
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Jamaica Tourist Board/Frenchman’s Cove
Jamie Banks
Jo Owens Murphy
Judith and Paul Fried
Kenneth Cole Productions
Laura Godfrey
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Laurie Chock
Lerdini’s Magic
Lily-Hayes Kaufman
Liz Wald
Loretta Davis
Michele Lindsay
Michelle Pearlman
MZ Wallace
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New York Botanical Garden
New York Water Taxi and Circle Line
Palace Foundation
Palwasha Siddiqi
Paul Williams
Rachel Sklar
Randy Browning
Rick Perkal
Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Starwood Resorts
Stuart Weitzman
Sylvia Golbin
Tess Mateo
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Late Show with David Letterman
The Village Inn
Toni Maloney
Willie Geist and Morning Joe

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