2020 RESTORE BROOKLYN ANNUAL BENEFIT
VIRTUAL GALA

The “Restore Brooklyn” Gala is an annual event dedicated to uplifting Restoration’s commitment to disrupting and closing the racial wealth gap as we honor luminaries from the worlds of business, government, philanthropy and the arts. Our Gala pays tribute to outstanding professionals and civic leaders and celebrates the deep-rooted connection between Restoration and Central Brooklyn.

In this extraordinary year, we hope you will join us for this special virtual event as all funds raised will be immediately channeled into Restoration's critical community-based programs.

HONORING THOSE UNITED TO SUPPORT OUR WORK

SIR DAVID ADJAYE OBE

AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL ARCHITECT

ROGER W. FERGUSON, JR.

PRESIDENT & CEO, TIAA

GEORGE GRESHAM

PRESIDENT, 1199SEIU

LAURA R. WALKER

PRESIDENT, BENNINGTON COLLEGE

“Dream & Do” is drawn from Langston Hughes’ poignant poetry sadly describing the despair of dreams deferred, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s soaring call to action, and Robert F. Kennedy’s inspiring prose exhorting us to “...dream of things that never were, and ask ‘why not?’ ”

Restoration has witnessed the power of dreams fulfilled, and is committed to supporting Central Brooklyn families and businesses as they nurture and take action on their dreams of financial stability, upward mobility, and equity.

 

DISRUPTING AND CLOSING THE  RACIAL WEALTH GAP

Restoration’s mission is to relentlessly pursue strategies to close gaps in family and community wealth to ensure all families in Central Brooklyn are prosperous and healthy. For over 53 years, Restoration has partnered with residents and businesses to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self-sufficiency, enhancing family stability and growth, promoting the arts and culture and transforming the neighborhood into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit. As such, Restoration is uniquely positioned to reverse intergenerational trends that have left Brooklyn’s historically Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities undercapitalized, further widening the racial wealth gap.

Restore Brooklyn Gala 2019 Honorees

MARGARET CHINWE ANADU

PARTNER, GOLDMAN SACHS URBAN INVESTMENT GROUP

JENNIFER JONES AUSTIN, ESQ.

CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FEDERATION OF PROTESTANT WELFARE AGENCIES

PEARLENA IGBOKWE

CHAIRMAN, UNIVERSAL STUDIO GROUP