October 26, 2022

Wednesday, October 26

Starts 6:30PM

The Lighthouse
Pier 61, Manhattan

On a balmy October evening—and for the first time since the start of the pandemic—we welcomed 360 guests back to The Lighthouse in New York City to celebrate Womankind's 40th Anniversary! After being apart the last two galas, our hearts were brimming with joy to be in the same room and bask in the warmth of new and old friends, allies, and supporters once again.

The gala raised a historic and record-breaking $760,000—a reaffirmation of our community's collective commitment to building a solid foundation for Womankind's work with survivors of gender-based violence and their children, for decades to come. THANK YOU for standing with Womankind as we Rise Above Violence!

As of October 26

Vice Chair / $100,000+

J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation

Phoenix / $75,000-$99,999

Karen Elizaga & Jay Ptashek

Innovator / $25,000-$49,999

EMCOR Group, Inc.
Jenifer & Brendan Garvey
Ong Family Foundation

Benefactor / $10,000-$24,999

Alliant Insurance Services
Kathy Chuy & Jay Huang
CompuNet, Inc.
Susanna Hong
Mae Hsieh, Gregory Bylinsky & Family
Maxine & Dino Mauricio
Mary & Jason Minard
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Host Committee / $5,000-$9,999

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Harris Chan
Day Pitney LLP
Jennifer & Richard Geller
IvyBound Consulting
Lucy & Victor Kan
Mintz Levin
Janet Akie Masamitsu & Merv Garretson
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Robinson + Cole LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Jane Tran
Kyoko Waseda-Hida & Norio Hida

Patron / $2,000-$4,999

Anonymous Sponsor (3)
Ariel Property Advisors
Yogesh Bahl
Brown Rudnick LLP
Chung Pak LDC
Sujata Dayal
Flora Feng
Winnie & Michael Feng
Annie & David Hausmann
Narges Kakalia & Marc Merriweather
Jessica S. Lee & Steven Jacoby
Frank Liu, Brand Justice
Pat & Deborah Manocchia
Allen Murabayashi
Nixon Peabody LLP
Mara Burros Sandler
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Verrill Dana LLP

In-Kind Supporters

Harris Chan
Juice Press
Kavant & Sharart
Larry Rogowsky
Sushi Nonaka

Womankind also thanks all those who contributed at the Friend and Supporter levels!


Womankind Gala Committee

Narges Kakalia / Board Chair
Yasmeen Hamza / CEO
Carolyn Antonio / Chief Development Officer
Karen Elizaga / Honorary Board Member
Susanna Hong / Board Member
Ivy Shen / Volunteer

Event Consultant

Jennifer O'Neal / Three-Ring Binder Events

Creative Lead

Gabrielle Nguyen / Womankind Communications Manager

Fundraising Management

Sumaira Mian / Development Manager


Lucas Huang Photography
Raissa Oliveira

Video Production

Sheng Lin / Womankind Advocate
Adrien Bouvard / Volunteer

For general questions about the Gala, please email Jennifer O'Neal at jen@threeringbinderevents.com.
For information on how to make your donation via wire transfer or stocks, please email Carolyn Antonio at cantonio@iamwk.org.