Ways to ENGAGE

Annual Dinner

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the Museum of Natural HistoryBank Street’s Annual Dinner is the College’s signature benefit that increases awareness of Bank Street’s mission in the greater community and raises funds to support its vital work.

Each year the President and the Board of Trustees invite existing and new friends of the College to come together in celebration of Bank Street’s contributions to the world of education and to honor those who share this passion for progressive education.

The 2018 Annual Dinner, titled The First 1,000 Days of Life, focused on Bank Street’s leadership and work to provide infants and toddlers with access to high quality education and opportunities for development.

Past Honorees

  • 2008: Arthur F. Ryan
  • 2007: Anne M. Mulcahy
  • 2006: Irma & Paul Milstein
  • 2005: Nancy Garvey & E. Stanley O’Neal, Jr.
  • 2004: Wendy Wasserstein & Bruce Wasserstein
  • 2003: John Thornton
  • 2002: Sandy & Joan Weill
  • 2001: Henry Schacht
  • 2000: Geraldine & Kit Laybourne
  • 1999: Richard D. Parsons
  • 1998: Robert W. Pittman
  • 1997: Tom Brokaw & Gretchen Dykstra
  • 1996: Franklin Thomas & David Hamburg
  • 1995: Dennis Weatherstone
  • 1994: Henry Kravis
  • 1993: Elizabeth Rohatyn & Teresa Heinz
  • 1992: Richard I. Beattie
  • 1991: Arlene & Reuben Mark

Annual Dinner 2018

Titled “The First One Thousand Days of Life,” the 2018 Annual Dinner celebrated Bank Street’s efforts to increase access for infants and toddlers to high-quality childcare experiences that promote a strong and healthy foundation for learning and development.

Dinner Committee

Suleyni Abreu | Russell Granet
Adam Litke | Vincent Mai
Camilla Rab | Justin Tyack
Davis Weinstock


2018 Honoree

Jeffrey I. Sussman
President of Property Group Partners
for his dedication to Bank Street College


Dinner Co-Chairs

Roger Altman | Richard Beattie
Charles Bendit | William R. Berkley
Tom Brokaw | Yolanda Ferrell-Brown
Martin Edelman | Ellen Futter | Jules B. Kroll