Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015 and was a #1 New York Times bestseller, as well as required or recommended reading at over 400 college and universities across the country. Mr. Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Since 2016, Coates has also written Marvel’s The Black Panther comic book. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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Julie Sandorf

Julie Sandorf has served as President of the Charles H. Revson Foundation since January 2008. Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Sandorf was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nextbook, an organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of Jewish literature, culture and the arts. From 1991 through 1999, she was President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), an organization she founded that worked in partnership with foundations, nonprofits and governments to deliver permanent solutions to chronic homelessness. Prior to CSH, Ms. Sandorf was a Program Director at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she forged a public-private partnership to revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New York City.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception | 7 p.m. - Dinner and Program

Cipriani 25 Broadway

Add to Calendar 04/11/2017 06:00 PM 04/11/2017 09:00 PM America/New_York Awards for Excellence CUNY J-School’s annual Awards for Excellence will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2018, at Cipriani 25 Broadway, in lower Manhattan. Cipriani 25 Broadway Cathy Harding cathy.harding@journalism.cuny.edu false MM/DD/YYYY awISNFGlbzuUNKWzsmXv23115

Chairs

The Atlantic | Bloomberg

Host Committee

Neil Barsky

Jim Friedlich

Laurie Hays

Ann Kirschner

Gara LaMarche

Isaac Lee

Ron Nixon

Geneva Overholser

Richard Ravitch and Kathy Doyle

Stephen B. Shepard and Lynn Povich

Ken Sunshine

Pam Wasserstein

Sponsorship and Tickets

New this year, donors may earmark a portion of their pledge to scholarships dedicated exclusively to members of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Co-founded by Nikole Hannah-Jones and including Ta-Nehisi Coates among its board members, IBWS was created in 2015 to increase the ranks of investigative reporters of color.

Platinum Sponsor
100,000.00
  • A premium table for ten guests
  • Platinum Sponsor designation in event program
  • Full-page color ad in event program
  • Special branding recognition
  • Recognition on event webpage
  • Premium placement on the School’s Donor Recognition Wall
  • Invitation to select events at School as guest of Dean Sarah Bartlett
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Gold Sponsor
50,000.00
  • A prime table for ten guests
  • Gold Sponsor designation in event program
  • Full-page color ad in event program
  • Special branding recognition
  • Recognition on event webpage
  • Invitation to an event at School as guest of Dean Sarah Bartlett
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Silver Sponsor
25,000.00
  • A prominent table for ten guests
  • Silver Sponsor designation in event program
  • Half-page color ad in event program
  • Recognition on event webpage
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Bronze Sponsor
15,000.00
  • A preferred table for ten guests
  • Bronze Sponsor designation in event program
  • Recognition on event webpage
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Sponsor*
10,000.00
  • A table for ten guests
  • Sponsor designation in event program

*There is a limited number of Sponsor-level tables available. Reservation deadline at this level only is February 15, 2018.

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Individual Tickets
1,000.00
  • Entry to Reception and Dinner Program
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For additional information, please contact:
Cathy Harding
Executive Director of Development
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
646-758-7814
cathy.harding@journalism.cuny.edu

About the Awards

The 11th annual Awards for Excellence, honoring media and public service leaders, provides scholarships for CUNY J-School students. Proceeds also enable the School to provide stipends to students with unpaid summer internships, unique among graduate journalism programs. This year, we are pleased to allocate a portion of scholarship proceeds from this event to members of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

About CUNY J-School

Since it launched 11 years ago, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has quickly become one of the best and most diverse graduate schools of journalism in the country. While the program has grown enormously, its mission remains unchanged: to prepare students from a broad range of economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to produce high quality journalism at a time of rapid technological change.