The Good Dog Foundation
25th Anniversary Gala

 Monday, May 22, 2023
Gotham Hall, Manhattan
1356 Broadway (at 36th Street)

The auction is open for Silent Auction bidding
and a preview of the Live Auction Items!


Cocktails | Live Jazz
One-Act Comedy | Broadway Stars
Dinner & Fine Wines | Live Auction
Desserts & Dance Party
Fabulous Canine Guests


Festive Attire


Note: Limited passes available to ticket / table buyers for dog guests meeting event obedience criteria.
After purchasing, request application: [email protected]

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The Good Dog Foundation depends on the gala to fund its mission. We train and certify the finest therapy dog / human-handler teams in the nation. We deploy them throughout the Greater New York area to hospitals, schools, nursing homes and libraries. We annually help over 100,000 adults and children recover from trauma, overcome illness, and surmount learning disabilities.

The Good Dog Foundation
Board of Directors


Bob Reder, Chair

Rachel McPherson, President & Founder

Pat McMullan, Senior Vice Chair

Patrick Gordon, Vice Chair*

Christina de Marval, Vice Chair

Alexander Stromberg, Vice Chair*


Jessica C. Kates, Gala Co-Chair

Joseph Tawney, Gala Co-Chair


Marisa Beeney

Jaime Bell

Remy Blaire

Carl Comstock*

Clayton Eck

Tayler Fox*

Samantha R. Greenberg*

Tao Bu Kinsey*

Michele Krieger

Ellen Leikind *

Camela Morrissey*

Megan M. Newhouse

Merav Pepere*

Kyle Sutcliffe

Glenn Troost*

Adam B. Wexler

* Gala Committee 


Rachel McPherson, President & Founder

Bruce Fagin, Executive Vice President


Carly Goteiner, Director of Community Engagement

Renee Payne, Director of Training

Bill Ross, Director of Finance

Sarah Ruminski, Onboarding Operations Coordinator

Ellis Hoffmeister, Programs Assistant

Discover the Healing Power

The Good Dog Foundation


Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (36th St.), New York, NY, USA


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