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Office of Institutional Advancement
Attn: Janine Scott
c/o A Virtual Mosaic Gala
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. AC-2H03
Jamaica, NY 11451
*Make checks payable to York College Foundation

The York College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises and manages private funds for the benefit of York College.
The York College Foundation federal tax identification number is 11-2982841
2021 Gala gifts to the York College Foundation are fully tax-deductible as charitable contributions under IRS Code Sec. 170 because no goods or services will be received

York College/CUNY, President Dr. Berenecea Johnson-Eanes & Foundation Board Chair Michele Chow-Tai are thrilled to host the beloved educational institution's 2021 Foundation Board Annual Fundraising Gala. This year she has invited industry pros to create a first-time virtual celebration, which will allow the college's supporters to experience ONE York up close and personal. 

 This year the evening's special event will be raising funds for helping students complete their education, Student Emergency Fund grants, incoming students' orientation, and engagement, as well as growth and development of our Performing Arts programs and newly renovated Performing Arts Center. The Annual York College Foundation Gala will take place this year in the virtual space, with a new friend to York, Broadway Director/Producer Richard Jay-Alexander and Program Producer, Ruby Locknar, who will surely make the May 1 program a memorable evening. 

A Virtual MOSAIC, speaks to the unique composition of the students, faculty, and staff, that are a part of York College's young but rich history. Moreover, it is inclusive of the diversity of the community in which our campus sits. The night will consist of special guests, history, honorees, performers, stories, first-hand accounts and will provide entertainment, knowledge, and a little bit of heartbreak, too, as we live through this unprecedented time in history.  

 The evening's festivities will begin at 6:30 P.M. EST on Saturday, May 1, 2021, with a live pre-cocktail reception, then our mainstage event and wrap up with a live post-show VIP party. We are excited about our Saturday night "dress-up affair" during which there will be many ways to help York achieve its fundraising goals, including auction items and unique experiences.

Event Chairpersons

The Honorable Jeremy Weinstein '71
Mr. Ronald Brinn '72 

Event Community Co-Chair Committee

Ms. Jacqueline Arrington-Pinkard
Dr. Collin Brathwaite
Ms. Simone-Marie L. Meeks
Mr. Mike Nieves
Dr. Shirley Ostholm-Hinnau


This Year We Are Raising Funds For:

  • Helping students complete their education
  • Student emergency fund grants
  • Incoming students' orientation and engagement
  • Growth and development of our Performing Arts programs and newly renovated Performing Arts Center


The health and safety of our community are paramount.  We are greatly disappointed that we cannot have a night of in-person fellowship and fun, but sincerely hope that everyone can join us online. Wherever you may be on May 1st, please support our scholars. Your participation will have a powerful impact on the future of our institution and most importantly, directly on the lives our students. To advance our mission, particularly in this pandemic academic year, we depend on the support of individuals like you: our alumni, faculty, and friends.

We look forward to celebrating our 2021 MOSAIC honorees.

Elena Borstein will be honored as this year's Professor Emeritus.

Thomas J. Grech will be celebrated as our 1st Annual Foundation Board Honoree.

The Reverends Floyd H. and Margaret Elaine M. Flake, Co-Pastors of Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, will be recognized as Community Pioneers, with this new award created especially for them.

F. Carlisle Towery and Susan Deutsch will be receiving our 1st ever York Legends Award.  



Honorees Mosaic

If you need any further information or have any questions, please email Janine Scott at [email protected]

York College President

Dr. Berenecea J. Eanes  

York College Foundation Board of Directors

Ms. Michele Chow-Tai (Chair) 
Ms. Lori Bassin
Dr. Colin Brathwaite
Dr. Derrick Brazill
Mr. Richard Dzwlewicz
Mr. Thomas J. Grech
Dr. Chris C. Hsu
Ms. Dawn Kelly
Ms. Hope Knight
Ms. Michelle D. Corley
Ms. Angela Outlar Matheny
Mr. Ismael Perez
Ms. Angelica Prescod
Ms. Stephanie Royal
Mr. Juan M. Santiago
Ms. Elizabeth Segal
Dr. Hank Sheinkopf
Ms. Michelle Stoddart
Dr. Valerie Taylor-Haslip
Ms. Dana Trimboli
Dr. Margaret Vendryes
Mr. Ray Warren

York College Foundation

York College Foundation (CUNY)

York College (CUNY)

94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, USA

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