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November 4, 2015


Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St., NYC, 10013

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Gail Grimmett

As senior vice president in New York for Delta Air Lines, Gail has played a leading role in the company's efforts to expand operations in New York, modernize aging terminals at JFK and LaGuardia Airports and bolster the economy of Queens.

Meredith Marshall

As co-founder and managing partner of BRP Companies, one of New York's leading developers of affordable housing, Meredith has developed hundreds of units of housing for low and middle income New Yorkers and has helped rejuvenate neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

David Rhodes

As the longstanding president of the School of Visual Arts, David has spearheaded the institution's expansion in New York, contributed to the growth of the city's design sector and helped nurture the talent that makes New York a pre-eminent creative capital.

Doug Steiner

As chairman of Steiner Studios, Doug Steiner has helped spark tremendous growth in New York’s film and TV industry, bolstered Brooklyn’s economy and created new opportunities for Brooklyn residents to access careers in film, TV and digital media.

Benefit Committee

Susanna Aaron
Kenneth Adams
Bruce Beal, Jr. 
Alan Bell
Rob Bennett
​Joseph Brancato
Andrew Breslau
Lynne P. Brown
James F. Capalino
Rafael Cestero
Cesar Claro
Brian T. Coleman
Cheryl Cohen Effron
Jules Demchick
Martin Dunn
David Falk
Geoff Flournoy
William Floyd
Mark Foggin
Blake Foote
Celeste Frye
Leonard C. Green
Steve Hindy
Nicholas J. Kaiser
Kenneth J. Knuckles
Kenneth Lowenstein
Barbara Koz Paley
David Rhodes
Denise Richardson
Evan Roth
David B. Rubenstein
​Eugene Schnuer
Alexa Sewell
Eldon Scott
Joan Tally
Travis Terry
Tim Tompkins
William Traylor
Alap Vora
Victor Vora
Claire Weisz
Rich Windram
Kathryn S. Wylde


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Board of Directors

Gifford Miller, Miller Strategies (Chairman)

John H. Alschuler, HR&A Advisors

Margaret Anadu, Goldman Sachs

Jonathan Bowles, Center for an Urban Future

Michael Connor, Open Mic 

Russell Dubner, Edelman US

Lisa Gomez, L+M Development Partners

Jalak Jobanputra, FuturePerfect Ventures

Kyle Kimball, Con Edison

David Lebenstein, Cushman & Wakefield

Eric S. Lee, Bennett Midland, LLC

Monisha Nariani, Citigroup

Max Neukirchen, JPMorgan Chase 

Andrew Reicher, UHAB

John Siegal, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Stephen Sigmund, Global Gateway Alliance

Thomas Vecchione, Gensler

Robert Zimmerman, Zimmerman/Edelson Inc

About the Center

The Center for an Urban Future is an independent policy institute that shines a light on the most critical opportunities and challenges facing New York City, with a focus on growing and diversifying New York’s economy, expanding economic opportunity and targeting problems facing low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.

Known for publishing fact-based policy reports that feature practical solutions and fresh ideas, the Center is one of New York’s most innovative and influential organizations. Our work is well-respected and widely used by policymakers, business leaders and nonprofit practitioners in all five boroughs.

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