Row New York Fall Benefit: Pulling Together to Push Ahead

Row New York Fall Benefit: Pulling Together to Push Ahead

On November 2nd, nearly 400 business, philanthropic, government, and community leaders turned out to make Row New York’s 2016 Fall Benefit — Pulling Together to Push Ahead — a tremendous success!

We came together to honor Diana L. Taylor, RowAmerica, and our incredible student-athlete Excellence Award winners Aleeyah Marrero, Eric Navarro, and Nile Hollie. We were thrilled to experience a moving performance by Row New York alumna Emma Buford before Young Executives Board member Michael Kohlhaas helped us raise more than any event in Row New York’s history. The night could not have gone better. 

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RowAmerica, recipients of the Buoy Award, with RNY student-athletes, and of course, the buoy.

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Richard Buery, Amanda Kraus, Diana L. Taylor, and Dick Cashin (left to right) at this year’s gala.

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Diana L. Taylor with our Queens varsity athletes.

All funds raised directly support our rowing and academics program. We reach over 2,200 New Yorkers annually through our intensive programs, working with middle and high school students, adaptive athletes, offering summer camps, and indoor rowing programs for youth including girls and boys in juvenile detention and students at risk of obesity.

We thank everyone who supported us, from spreading the word on social media to donating generously to our programs. Thank you for pulling together for Row New York and our remarkable student-athletes! 

Missed the event? Watch highlights below and find more photos here.

Diana L. Taylor

Student Excellence Award winner, Nile Hollie

Student Excellence Award winner, Eric Navarro

Student Excellence Award winner, Aleeyah Marrero