On Monday, October 6, the Harlem School of th Arts held its annual gala in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Christopher M. Keogh, Janice Savin Williams and Erica Reid served as gala co-chairs while news anchor David Ushery served as event host.
This year’s honorees were Corporate Award: GE Asset Management Accepted by Dmitri Stockton, President & CEO
Leadership Award: Christopher M. Keogh, Goldman Sachs, Managing Director, Investment Management Division
Philanthropy Award: Hearst Foundations, Accepted by Mason Granger, Director of Grants. ‘
About The Harlem School of the Arts:
For nearly a half-century, the Harlem School of the Arts has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people through world-class training in the arts. HSA’s mission empowers young people mainly from under-served communities in Harlem to find and develop the artist and citizen within themselves. HSA’s environment teaches discipline, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence and adds a dimension of beauty to the lives of each student. HSA annually serves nearly 4,000 children through on-site instruction and its vital partnerships with NYC schools. HSA stands apart among the premier arts institutions in New York City, as the sole provider of quality arts education in 4 distinct disciplines – music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. HSA boasts an impressive alumni base of Tony-award winning actors, celebrated operatic voices and jazz musicians, visual artists, dancers, and inspired citizens who cite HSA as the platform from which they launched careers in law, business and other professional fields.