The Non-Profit Studio In A School Marked Its 40th Anniversary With Fundraising Gala
Agnes Gund’s Studio In A School recently celebrated the organization’s 40th year with a dynamic fundraising gala in a tent decked in vibrant and whimsical artwork crafted by students from Studio’s partnering schools. More than 400 guests from the art, business and education communities flocked to the bedazzled tent, designed by Bronson Van Wyck on the Seagram Building Plaza in Midtown Manhattan. Attendees including Jeff Koons, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Bara and Alex Tisch and Olivier Sarkozy were present in support of Studio In A School, which provides visual arts education to New York City’s underserved public school students.
“We embarked on a mission 40 years ago to bring visual arts education to underserved public school students,” noted Gund, Founder and Board Chair of Studio in a School. “Art is a creative outlet for students to express themselves, and with the support of our generous donors, we’ve been fortunate to connect amazing artists with students to help build confidence through art programming.” Agnes Gund served as Honorary Chair for the Gala along with Dorothy Lichtenstein and Ken Cooper, with Co-chairs Sarah Arison, Samantha Boardman Rosen, Colby Mugrabi, John Studzinski and Amanda Taylor Brokaw. Studio In A School has offered assistance to over 800 public schools throughout the five boroughs, and has contributed well over $100 million in services to New York City’s most underserved students. The Studio offers various programs to students ranging from pre-K to college level including apprenticeships, internships, and skills-based programs for teens and college students. To learn more about Studio In A School, please visit their website.
Photos: Courtesy of Patrick McMullan