On the evening of May 12, 2022 we hosted our Annual Gala at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. More than 250 guests joined us in-person for the first time since 2019 to celebrate the great strides our clients make every day towards independence, stability, and wellness.

This year, we recognized three esteemed Honorees who have made a significant impact on Urban Pathways and the lives of our clients. Keith Berger, Esq., Dechert LLP, and Music Kitchen have been pivotal to the success of our organization and have changed the lives of countless individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

Our Gala video, which can be viewed below, explored the journeys of two of our clients, Andy and John, as they moved from homelessness to permanent supportive housing with the help of Urban Pathways’ dedicated staff.

CNN anchor Bill Weir led the program, which included an enthusiastic pledge drive and silent auction guided by Harry Santa-Olalla. Due to the incredible generosity of our sponsors, donors, and guests, we raised over $684,000! These funds go directly towards programs that provide housing and services to more than 1,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable adults every day.

To end the evening, each guest went home with a “Caring Neighbor” gift bag filled with items that homeless individuals request the most: socks, a healthy snack, and personal hygiene products. Also included was an outreach card with information on how to reach Urban Pathways and other local services for help. Guests were encouraged to pass the bag along to someone in need.

To view our Gala photo album, click here.

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsors and donors who made this year’s Gala a success:

Golden Pathways

Estée Lauder
Beth and David Shaw

Silver Pathways

Michael Barnett
Heather Heft, Esq. and Adam Heft, Esq.
Rockefeller Group
Paulomi Shah
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Bronze Pathways

Peter Brest
Lisa Choi
Credit Suisse
Steven Sheppard DiCesare, Esq.
Douglaston Development
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
Ethan Kaufman, Esq.
Michael Kaye, Esq.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Trisha Lawson
Gabrielle Levin
Mizuho Bank USA
Olmstead Properties
The Richman Group
Ropes & Gray LLP
Ajay Salhotra
Michael Siegel
Jeanne Sun
TD Bank

Shining Pathways

Arco Management Corporation
Gary Belsky
Keith Berger, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green P.C.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Kelley Gott
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Erik Ipsen
Patrick Li
Long Acre
Mega Contracting Group
Monadnock Development
Mutual of America

Brighter Pathways

Benchmark Title Agency LLC
Bradley Handler
Hub International Limited
KLK Development Consultants, Inc.
Shaun Mirza
Monica Lopez Architect LLC
Risk Strategies Company
Slate Property Group
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New Beginnings Pathways

Aguilar Bentley LLC
Michael Borruto
The Briarwood Organization
Chiara Carter
Sonya R. Covington
Jessica Harvey
Alex Maisel
Alicia Marks
Sherman Law
Samantha Shiells
Cynthia Summers, DrPH
Jay Weiss

Auction Donors

Erin H. Abrams, Esq.
Jennifer B. Bodine
Peter Brest
Brooklyn Magazine
Nancy Kruger Cohen/Mouth.com
Mel and Genia Danzig
Brett Deutsch
Steven Sheppard DiCesare, Esq.
The Donaldson Organization
Enchanted Fairies
Estée Lauder
Martin Franken
Kendra Scott
King St. Vodka
Todd Kipnes
David Lebenstein/Cushman & Wakefield
Leshem Loft
Let’s Roam
Major League Baseball
The McCartney Family
Ellen McGuire/Kramer Portraits
Mike Lenz Voice, Inc.
Robert Siegel Architects
Sirius XM
SoJo Spa Club
Strategic Group, LLC
Jeanne Sun


Bayrock Capital
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
CBIZ Marks Paneth
The Garment District Alliance
Geltrude & Company LLC
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Sol Hurwitz
Imperial Parking Systems Inc.
Interior Resources, Inc.
Krystina Jones
Edward L. Lublin
Hedy Y. Matteson
Mary McCartney
Niamogue Foundation
Pro Locksmith & Security
Deborah Rothschild
Cornelius S. Van Cleef
Cecilia and Mark Vonderheide
Bill Weir