2018 New York Gala


Room to Read presents


The 2018 New York City Gala

May 17, 2018


Game Changers

Join Us!

You're invited to the 2018 Room to Read Gala: an immersive experience of celebration and education.


Seventeen years ago, it all began with one book. Room to Read has now brought millions of books and the gift of education to over 10 million students across the globe. On May 17, we invite you to be game changers too. By investing in and partnering with Room to Read, you are bringing sustainable, holistic change to students, teachers, parents and communities for years to come.

The Game Changers Gala is an evening honoring the dreamers and leaders of our world making a positive impact on the future of education. Join us for an uplifting night of reflection and inspiration.




SECOND Floor, Hotel Eventi
849 6th Avenue New York, NY 10001
May 17, 2018
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM Seated Dinner & Awards

An evening to honor

Jamie Foerese

Room to Read's Champion Award



Description of award


Interested in attending? Email us at NYGala@roomtoread.org

Event Details

Table and Investment Levels 

Gamechanger table of 12 - $100,000

Transformer table of 10 - $50,000

Influencer table of 8 - $25,000

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Check out the 2017 New York Gala

Our Global Board

Scott Kapnick

Yusuf Alireza

Andrew Balls

Mary Byron

Dr. Luis Crouch

Erin Ganju: Co-founder

Carl Huttenlocher

Dr. Elizabeth M. King

Jerry del Missier

Kim Anstatt Morton 

John Ridding

Susan Wojcicki

John Wood: Founder

Frank van Veenendaal


Our New York Development Board

Mary Byron

Peter T. Grauer

Sonny Kalsi

Scott Kapnick

Jaideep Khanna

Caryn Leventhal


About Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 11.5 million children across more than 20,000 communities in 14 countries and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.