Make the Road New York celebrated the largest gala yet with 325 guests. The event raised $230,000 for MRNY’s work with immigrant and working class New Yorkers.
This organization honored Patrick O’Neill, Executive VP and Organizing Director of UFCW; Justin Swartz, Partner at Outten & Golden LLP; and seventeen of MRNY’s members who, along with many supporters, elected officials and staff, held a 72-hour fast for immigration reform earlier this year.
According to this community-based organization all of the evening’s courageous honorees have shown resilience and determination to build dignity, community and power for NYC’s low-income and immigrant families, workers and students. Their work is exemplary of the values MRNY promotes, and we were proud to honor their achievements and their commitment.
Made the Road New York wants to thank our generous guests and sponsors. Thank you also to the many government officials who came out to support MRNY:
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried
Assemblyman-Elect Francisco Moya
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
City Council Member Brad Lander
City Council Member Diana Reyna
City Council Member Margaret Chin
City Council Member Jumaane Williams City Council Member Gail Brewer
City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
City Council Member Daniel Dromm
and NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael Cestero.
These are the sponsors of Made the Road New York: