2020 Gala Celebration
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Our Annual Celebration is not only PowerPlay’s major fundraising event of the year; it is a special evening designed to celebrate the bright futures of the young women of our SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA) and honor the accomplishments of role models who inspire them. Join remarkable visionaries and influencers like Billie Jean King, Padma Lakshmi, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, who have sponsored and participated in our Gala, and helped us raise over $1 million of unrestricted funds to support our work, expanding our reach and increasing our impact.

Show Your Support

Help build confidence & resiliency in our young women by reserving a seat today, or donate (fully tax-deductible) to help fund our empowering programs, expand our reach, and increase our impact.


Vanessa Coppes CEO, BELLA Media + Co.

A Special Thank You to Our Supporters*


The Aversano Family

Crum & Forster


Brighthouse Financial

Paula R. Markowitz

Kelly P. Sahner & Pamela Sidman

Wells Fargo Securities


Ichor Strategies

Melanie Schnuriger & Glen Leibowitz

*List in formation.

Gala Host Committee*

Monica Alvarez-Mitchell

Paul Aversano

Melissa Barall

Denise Colford

Kimberly Doyle

Julie Eddleman

Roopa Gosain

Alexis King

Billie Jean King

Madelyn Lando

Ellen Markowitz

MaryKate Meedzan

Melissa Raimundo

Kelly Sahner

Allison Saloy

Anatoli Semenoff

*List in formation.

Title Sponsor

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May 19, 2019