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18th Annual HRC Greater New York Gala

For more information on the Gala and to view our full web site, visit hrcgreaterny.org

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Please join Gala Tri-Chairs Kristin Hurd, Greg Battaglia and Gary Hilbert for the 2019 HRC Greater NY Gala. This annual event brings together over 1,200 of the Tri-State area’s most influential leaders to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s successes and further engage in the important and crucial work of the Human Rights Campaign.

With so much at stake, the time is now.




4:45 VIP Registration Opens – Marriott Marquis 5th Floor
5:00 VIP Reception and Silent Auction
5:15 General Registration Opens – Marriott Marquis 5th Floor
5:30 General Reception and Silent Auction
6:45 Dinner Program Begins
10:00 After Party


Jordan Roth

HRC Legacy Award

Jordan Roth is a theatrical innovator who has established himself as a thought leader, style tastemaker and talented creator. As President of Jujamcyn Theaters, he oversees five Broadway theaters, presenting some of the most influential and successful musicals and plays on Broadway, including “Frozen” at the St. James, “Mean Girls” at the August Wilson, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “The Book of Mormon,” in its eighth year at the Eugene O’Neill, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Kinky Boots,” in its sixth year at the Al Hirschfeld. Jordan’s upcoming shows include “Moulin Rouge” and “Hadestown.” He is a four-time Tony Award-winning producer, winning Best Revival of a Play for “Angels in America,” which broke records as the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history. His other Tonys include “Kinky Boots” (2013 Best Musical), “Clybourne Park” (2012 Best Play) and “Hair” (2009 Best Revival of a Musical). Roth’s recent work includes creating and starring in the animated musical satire web series “Birds and the BS,” and his new web series “Warmly, Jordan” featuring in-depth conversations with today's culture-makers including Tina Fey, Zac Posen and Arianna Huffington. Jordan and his husband Richie Jackson live in New York City with their two sons.


Amandla Stenberg

HRC Visibility Award

Ever since Amandla Stenberg won our hearts as Rue in “The Hunger Games”, she has been captivating audiences with her incredible talent while using her public platform to spark conversations on the importance of intersectionality and advancing fairness and equality for all. Most recently, Amandla starred in 20th Century Fox’s influential film “The Hate U Give,” for which she was recognized with multiple accolades including the Hollywood Film Award for Breakthrough Performance. In October 2018, she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine for their Next Generation Leaders issue, and has been recognized globally for her crusade towards sparking thoughtful conversation using social media as a platform to spread awareness and knowledge on topics such as cultural appropriation, intersectional feminism, mindfulness, biracial identity, sexual identity, equality, LGBTQIA acceptance, gender and beauty standards to name a few. An out and proud member of the LGBTQ community, Amandla is a passionate, bold and compelling voice in the fight for LGBTQ equality and we are proud to recognize her with the HRC Visibility Award at the HRC GNY Gala!




The backbone of ensuring a successful, well-attended Gala each year are our Table Captains. As the official recruiters and promotors for the Gala, we partner with our Table Captains to help spread the word about the work of HRC in order to spend an inspirational evening surrounded by friends, family and colleagues in the name of equality. Any individual, partners/couple, affinity group, or charity group can serve as a Table Captain.

Each table can seat a maximum of 10 guests. Contact us today to sign up to be a Table Captain, and start putting together your guest-list. Remember, Table Captains are not financially obligated to fill the table. As a "thank you" for helping support the drive for equality, Table Captains are listed in Gala advertisements, invitations and program books.

To sign up to become a Table Captain, please emailtablecaptains@HRCGreaterNY.org.


Emerald: Diageo/Smirnoff, Goldman Sachs, Lexus, Praxair
Ruby: BD, Glenmede, MetLife, NatWest Markets
Partner: Zurich North America
Patron: Limited Brand Foundation, L’Oréal, NBA/WNBA

For more information on the Gala including how to become a sponsor, volunteer on the committee, or donate an auction item/service, visit HRCGreaterNY.org.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @HRCGreaterNY!


The Gala would not be a success if it weren't for each and every volunteer.  From exciting pre-Gala events, to onsite setup and execution the night of the Gala, over 100 volunteers come together to roll up their sleeves and make the Gala a historic - and fun - event.  The opportunities to volunteer vary, so there is something for everyone.

Interested in volunteering? Email us at hrcvolunteersny@gmail.com

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