- Project Morry held the 13th Annual
Autumn Elegance Gala at The Lighthouse on Pier 61 at
Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Over 300 Partygoers enjoyed an
evening of festivities that included a silent
auction, dinner and awards presentation to benefit
Project Morry. Project Morry is a nonprofit,
year-round youth development organization dedicated
to giving inner-city children from
New York and Connecticut life-enhancing learning
opportunities through a curriculum based on school
meetings and an intensive summer camp program.
The Morry Award
was presented to
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University professor and one of
magazine’s 25 Most Influential People, in
recognition of his lifelong commitment to education.
am honored that Project Morry has selected me as the
Morry Award recipient this year. Project Morry’s
mission to create enriching educational experiences
for inner-city children is one I support
wholeheartedly. Education is the best path we have
to success and achievement, and Project Morry is at
the forefront of making the dream of education a
reality for so many children. It is indeed an honor
to be recognized by an organization whose work I
admire so deeply,” said Dr. Gates.
gala was co-chaired by Ellen Kisner and Michelle
Coleman with vice-chairs Elizabeth Gates and Justin
Ibrahim. Additional support for the Gala was
provided by Ruby Leaders, Mindy and Jay Jacobs and
Emily and Tony Stein, as well as Platinum Leaders,
Donna Levien Memorial Fund in the Long Island
Community Foundation, Amy Medine Stein and HBO.
Project Morry allows children to benefit
from a network of support and gain increased social
skills, enhanced self-esteem, positive core values
and a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Project Morry is named in honor of Morry Stein,
whose life was dedicated to the enrichment of
children’s lives through the residential camp
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