May 12, 2017
Last night, Room to Read held its annual New York gala at The High Line Hotel, where R&B singer, Faith Evans, performed and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chairman and CEO of Combs Enterprises and David M. Solomon, President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs were honored for their incredible commitment to education. The evening brought New York's financial, business and entertainment industries together to raise $2.8 million, which will support 56,000 children in Room to Read's Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs in India.
Girls' Education India alumna, Roshanara, made her first trip to New York City for the event, where she not only explored the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, but also left a lasting impression on attendees as she shared how Room to Read helped her negotiate out of an arranged marriage to pursue college and her dreams!
Read more about the 2017 NY gala in our press release!
Co-Founder and CEO of Room to Read, Erin Ganju, and Girls' Education alumna, Roshanara
Room to Read founder, John Wood, and Girls' Education alumna, Roshanara, hit the red carpet
Sean "Diddy" Combs, recipient of Room to Read's Superhero Award
R&B singer, Faith Evans, gave a beautiful performance at the star-studded event
Room to Read founder, John Wood; President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs and event honoree David M. Solomon; Co-Founder and CEO of Room to Read, Erin Ganju; and CEO of HPS Investment Partners, Board Chair of Room to Read and 2017 NY gala chair, Scott Kapnick
CNBC Anchor, Sara Eisen, served as the gala's Master of Ceremonies
Room to Read founder John Wood; CEO of Financial Times and Room to Read board member, John Ridding; and Co-Founder and CEO of Room to Read, Erin Ganju
CEO and Founder of Tatcha, Vicky Tsai, and Lia Key
Chief Technical Officer of International Development Group and Room to Read board member, Dr. Luis Crouch; Girls' Education alumna, Roshanara; and Co-founder of Room to Read, Erin Ganju
Room to Read board member, Kim Morton
Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Room to Read board member, Dr. Elizabeth King; Room to Read beneficiary, Roshanara; and Co-Founder and CEO of Room to Read, Erin Ganju