GALA 2023



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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Metropolitan Club - New York City
6:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM - Program and Dinner

Proceeds will directly support RIVER FUND's Mission - to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty.

For questions and more information please contact

Kara Minogue at



Changemaker | $100,000

Changemaker listing on invitation, virtual program, and website. Customized event recognition opportunities including acknowledgement in the Chairman of the Board’s remarks.

YOUR IMPACT: Your gift will support our Extreme Hardships Grant Program, providing much- needed relief to the families we serve who are facing devastating challenges and emergencies during these difficult times. The current economic landscape has presented significant hurdles, but with your support, we can help these families overcome their struggles and build a brighter future. Together, we can make a lasting impact that will resonate for years to come!

includes table of 12

Visionary | $50,000

Visionary listing on the invitation, virtual program, and website.

YOUR IMPACT: Your gift will have a profound impact on the lives of our students and their families who are confronting immense obstacles with limited resources. Through our RIVER FUND Mentoring Program, students are paired with caring adults in an environment where they receive the embrace, support, and guidance they need to thrive personally and professionally. This invaluable resource serves as a lifeline for our youth and complements the efforts of our Mary C. Tiedemann Scholarship Fund. The Mentor-Mentee relationship can create a ripple effect of positive change that will transform not only their lives but also the entire community for generations to come!

includes table of 10

Community Advocate | $30,000

Become a Community Advocate and a member of RIVER FUND G.I.V.E —our Volunteer Program! Join us on site at 89-11 Lefferts Boulevard, Queens, for a bespoke volunteer experience curated for your colleagues and employees. Community Advocate listing on the virtual program and website.

YOUR IMPACT: Volunteers are the very core of RIVER FUND. For the first 25+ years, we operated solely at the hands of Volunteers. VOLUNTEERING has no boundaries and can take shape in many ways... through commitment of physical time, in-kind or monetary donations. Our RIVER FUND G.I.V.E. Program is an incredibly powerful poverty-embracing relationship between us, our corporate partners, and their employees. Making numerous initiatives possible!

includes table of 10 OR 2 tickets to the Gala and company volunteer day

Family Circle | $15,000

Family Circle listing on the virtual program and website.

YOUR IMPACT: RIVER FUND pioneered the nation's first ever 'Child Poverty Awareness Day' in 2013. CPA DAY evolved from our commitment to alleviate the financial strain parents encounter while preparing for the new school year.

Through our Back-to-School Program, we equip each child with age and grade-specific school supplies. We firmly believe that education is the foremost component in our effort to break the cycle of poverty. Your generous gift will not only support our youth as they prepare for the upcoming school year but also provide much needed relief for their parents, lightening the burden they carry.

includes 8 tickets

Ambassador | $5,000

Ambassador listing on virtual program and website.

YOUR IMPACT: Your gift will provide 100,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to our families in need during the upcoming winter. This period is particularly crucial for high-quality nutrition, given that supplies are scarcer, more expensive, and less available.

includes 1 ticket

Patron| $2,500

Patron listing on the virtual program.

YOUR IMPACT: Your gift will support a baby’s first year—equipping Mom with the postnatal supplies she needs to receive her new baby, and providing diapers, food, baby care, a stroller, and other vital necessities.

includes 1 ticket

Neighbor | $1,500

Neighbor listing on the virtual program.

YOUR IMPACT: Provide Thanksgiving Turkeys and all the trimmings to 50 RIVER FUND families, bringing a sense of normalcy and joy to our New York neighbors who are in great need. Caring neighbor!

includes 1 ticket



photos: Em Joseph, Joseph Joseph Studio