Visit to view the invitation. If you have any questions, please contact us at 631-643-7900 or Email Kathleen Drohan, DIrector of external affairs, at

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Festivities begin at 5:30pm

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts

185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

Your ticket purchase for The Sassafras Bash supports scholarships at Usdan, ensuring that cost not be a barrier for students who wish to lose themselves for a summer, and find themselves for a lifetime. We do not want cost to be a barrier for attending our Gala either. Please give generously, but pick the ticket level that works best for you.

Please consider joining the McKinley Host Committee at the $500 Level. Host Committee Members will be recognized, in the program, and from the podium during the Gala dinner, and will enjoy preferred seating and parking. 

Children are welcome at the Gala dinner with a Gala ticket or are invited to The Seedling Shindig, a free party for kids of dinner attendees. 

Festive attire with comfortable shoes


Marilyn and Russell Albanese | Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros | Anonymous (3) Jody and John Arnhold | Lani and Manny Azenberg | Jennifer and Matthew Birnbaum | Amanda Fugazy and Scott Brennan | Lillian and Joel Cohen | Nori and Wayne Dempsey | Margarett Williams and Richard Eisenberg | Jonathan Estreich | Andrew Gold | Angela Jaggar | Shari Yudenfreund-Sujka, MD and Stan Kazimierz-Sujka, MD | Irene and Peter Klein | Rosemarie and Mitchell Klipper | Sandy and Eric Krasnoff | Debra and Dale Lewis | Michele Lowe | Suzanne and Robert Nederlander, Jr. | The New York Community Bank Foundation | Nancy Notar-Francesco | Suzanne and William Plotch | Theresa M. Corrigan and Craig Roberts | Sam Rosenblatt | Robert Harrod and Dr. Jerrold Ross | Robyn Tarnofsky and Antony Ryan | Ruth and Arthur Schaeffler | Lauren Brandt Schloss and Jonathan Schloss | Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld | Esme Usdan and James Snyder | Hilary Sperber | Francine Sturiale | Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc. | Andrea Pollack and Adam Usdan | Eva, John, Sam, Simon, and Josh Usdan | Georgia and Peter Van Dyke | Kathleen and Michael Viola | Deb and Timothy Warlan | Susan Weber | Debra Wimpheimer

Host Committee | $500
The Seedling Shindig | Free
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