Annual Dinner 2020
“Reimagining Math Education”
We hope you and your family and friends are healthy and safe during this time.
Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Annual Dinner has been canceled. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to share this important evening with you, we are deeply grateful for your support of Bank Street today and always.
As our city and nation face this time of crisis, we hope you will still consider a fully tax-deductible donation to Bank Street in lieu of our Annual Dinner. We look forward to a time when we can come together again to celebrate Bank Street and our entire community.
Reimagining Math Education
Early math skills are the most powerful predictor of later learning, predicting not just future math achievement, but future high-school completion and college attendance. Our country’s math education system, however, continues to fail many of our nation’s students, particularly low-income students and students of color, who consequently struggle to master fundamental mathematics and the conceptual math skills that build upon them.
This year, the Bank Street Annual Dinner will raise funds to benefit the education of all children with a special focus on addressing equity gaps within math education so all students can graduate high school, pursue postsecondary education, and lead lives with purpose.
At Bank Street, we understand how to develop math educators able to create the equitable and rigorous learning environments that all students deserve. Increasing our country’s access to the Bank Street approach to teaching and learning will help students build the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century, STEAM-based economy, such as critical thinking and creative problem solving, agility and adaptability, abstract thinking and analysis, and communication and collaboration.
Honoring Michael Fromm and Michael Glatt
Michael Fromm, Founding Principal, Macro, has close to 40 years of experience in the real estate, construction, and development management business. Always “ahead of the curve,” he has earned the reputation as a leading industry expert and has been called upon as an expert witness to offer crucial testimony in several noteworthy real estate and construction-related disputes. Michael began his real estate development career in 1971 dealing with land development for single and multi-family residential projects. In 1976, Michael joined Forest City Enterprises (FCE). By the late 70s, he was Vice President of construction and responsible for all construction and land development work for multi-family projects. After that he focused on high rise residential projects, hotels, shopping centers and large office projects while with the Forest City Development Group. He spent most of the 1980s working on the development of the MetroTech and multi-use business complex in downtown Brooklyn, and was involved in developing and building 3.3 million square feet throughout six buildings. Michael has served as Project Executive on large projects such as the New York Mercantile Exchange’s new headquarters in Battery Park City, and the retail entertainment and hotel project in the Times Square District in Manhattan.
Michael Glatt, Managing Principal, Macro, has 30 years of professional background and has been actively involved in and led projects on behalf of a wide range of the world’s leading brands. Having managed hundreds of projects, Michael has elevated the role of project manager to that of trusted advisor to his clients’ most-senior executives. Michael is widely renowned for his consensus-building approach. An excellent listener, he can assimilate vast amounts of information and then distill it to its most salient points relevant to the challenge at-hand and is adept at rallying diverse teams with disparate agendas around a single cause. He has earned the respect of his industry, the admiration of his colleagues and the appreciation of his clients.
About the Annual Dinner
Bank 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.