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2020 Spring Gala


We are very disappointed to announce that the PCS Spring Gala, originally scheduled for April 27, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, is cancelled. In following the guidance of the Governor and the Mayor, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the New York State and New York City Departments of Health, it was clear that cancelling was both necessary and unavoidable as our community fights against COVID-19. As at all times, the health and safety of the PCS community are of the utmost importance to us.

We particularly extend our heartfelt thanks to the Spring Gala's Honorary Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Host Committee, and all of our contributors for generously supporting this important event to raise money for The Dr. James Dawson Fund for Financial Aid. These funds are needed now more than ever.

Ticket buyers will be contacted in the coming days about next steps, and we will look forward to finding other meaningful ways in the future to honor Dr. Dawson's 25th year.

Wishing everyone good health and safety!

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Honorary Chairs
Michele and Tim Barakett
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Honorary Vice Chairs
Kristin and John Clark
Darrell and Amy Crate '89
The Robert J. Fraiman, Jr. & Melanie C. Harris Charitable Fund

Host Committee
Bob Avian and Peter Pileski
Melissa Bachochin
Mr. and Mrs. Ritam and Amanda Bhalla
Donald and Susan Brant
Lee and Bill Dieck
Drs. Darice and Jason Fadeyi
First Republic Bank
Kimberley Fiterman-Duepner and Gregory Duepner
Ernest and Kay Frank
Michael '04 and Jacyn Gleicher
Diane and Bill Kenney
Mimi Klein and Allie Klein
John B. Murray and Elizabeth Heilman Brooke Murray
Susan Gluck Pappajohn '79 and Greg Pappajohn
Shaiza Rizavi and Jon Friedland
Astrid and Cristian SabellaRosa​
Sally Shreeves and Norm Champ