BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala Raises More Than $1.18 Million for Scholarship Fund

2016Gala1_DSC1847-1BMCC President Antonio Perez, Guest Star Honoree Edie Falco,
and Honorees Don Callahan and Garrett Moran


The BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala, “Invest in a Future,” held at Cipriani, 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raised $1,184,468 to benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund.

This year’s Honorees were Don Callahan, Head of Operations & Technology, Citi, and Garrett Moran, President, Year Up.

Special Guest Star Honoree was Edie Falco; Four-Time Emmy Award Winner, Golden Globe Award Winner and Tony Award-Nominated Actress and Philanthropist.

Ms. Falco was introduced by film and television producer Paula Weinstein, and told the audience she was inspired by the student scholars who spoke at the event, and by the generous support in the room for BMCC and its students. “Events like this help balance out the bad news in the world,” she said.

Cindy Hsu, Emmy award-winning CBS 2 News anchor and reporter was MC for the evening.

“The annual BMCC Foundation Scholarship Gala is an important tradition at our college that brings together members of the BMCC community, business leaders and others who share a commitment to providing scholarships to our deserving students, most of whom are the first in their families to attend college. These scholarship recipients then go on to create careers and contribute to the growth of our City and nation,” said Doris Holz, BMCC’s Vice President of Development.

Each year, proceeds from the Gala provide scholarships to hundreds of high-achieving students facing economic challenges to staying in school and focusing on their studies.