GNH Community

nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

Event Details

LEAP Year Event

Time: February 22, 2018 to February 24, 2018
Location: Hopkins School
Street: 96 Knollwood Drive
City/Town: New Haven
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: LEAP Inc
Latest Activity: Feb 19

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

About LEAP Year Event

The 23rd annual LEAP Year Event is an evening of terrific food, stimulating conversations, and rich learning and culture. Its purpose is to raise money to support LEAP’s nationally recognized after-school and summer mentoring programs for children and youth living in New Haven’s high poverty neighborhoods. Generous LEAP supporters in the Greater New Haven area open their doors to host intimate dinner parties in their lovely homes. A notable Guest of Honor joins each dinner party, providing a special theme for each gathering.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, book signing, and an opportunity to hear from LEAP staff and counselors beginning at 5 pm at the Hopkins School in New Haven. At 7 pm, guests will depart for the individual dinners.

LEAP Year Event is LEAP’s most successful fundraiser with over 400 philanthropic donors, business professionals, and community leaders from the Greater New Haven area attending. With your partnership, we will continue to Create a New Haven for Our Children.

LEAP Year Event Dinners

Dinner Hosts graciously open their homes and provide elegant meals for the evening. There is a Guest of Honor at each dinner who provides the theme and leads an engaging conversation. Past notable Guests of Honor have included:


  • Jelani Cobb, staff writer, New Yorker
  • Alan Murray, editor, Fortune
  • James Atlas, writer and editor, and longtime contributor to the New York Times and The New Yorker
  • Gordon Edelstein, artistic director, Long Wharf Theater
  • Mark Oppenheimer, author of Wisenheimer and a New York Times columnist
  • Emily Bazelon, contributor to New York Times Magazine and Senior Editor at Slate
  • Eileen O’Connor, vice president for communications, Yale
  • Donald Margulies, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
  • Ann Johnson Prum, filmmaker
  • Beverly Gage, historian, Yale
  • Ann Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You When You Fall Down
  • Jack Hitt, contributor to This American Life, NY Times Magazine, and Harper’s
  • Linda Greenhouse, New York TimesS. Supreme Court Correspondent

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for LEAP Year Event to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Attending (1)

Now available in multiple languages

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community

traducción, traduzione, tłumaczenie, traduction, Übersetzung, 翻译, תרגום أهلا ترجمة, traduko

                    

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

How LISC Houston Is Galvanizing Harvey Recovery

An article in The Atlantic's Renewal Project gives props to LISC Houston's Amanda Timm and the women leaders of four other local groups partnered to repair hundreds of hurricane-ravaged homes in the ongoing wake of Harvey. Together, the collaborative is deploying a $17 million grant to make 480 houses livable again.

Preserving Community Culture In the Midst of a Boom

An article in Next City details how LISC’s NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund is connecting local cultural institutions and artisanal manufacturers to much-needed capital, like the venerable La MaMa theater in the city’s East Village, where real estate has become prohibitively expensive. LISC is working to extend a $3.2 million line of credit to La MaMa, filling a critical financing gap for the theater, which must renovate its historic home in order to serve artists and audiences on into the future. The excerpt below is from: Experimental Theater Pushes Boundaries to Preserve Itself By Oscar Perry Abello, Next City

Maurice A. Jones On...(Episode #15)

As we close out 2018, we are pleased to feature Captain Dean Isabella of the Providence Police Department in conversation with Maurice. Isabella is a longtime partner of LISC’s Safety & Justice program and a tireless advocate for a community-oriented approach to policing. He shares his insight into the benefits of police-resident partnerships and the imperative of a holistic strategy for crime reduction and nurturing safe neighborhoods. More information on LISC’s Safety & Justice work in Providence and beyond can be found here.

© 2018   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service