Kings County Tennis League March 30, 6-9PM

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Register for the 2nd Annual KCTL Doubles Open

Dear KCTL Supporters

I'm excited to announce that we have a date for our 2nd KCTL Annual Tennis Fundraiser! The tournament this year will be held on Saturday, March 30th, from 6pm-9pm. We will once again be using the courts at McCarren Tennis Center. The tournament will be catered and the weekend date this year allows more potential for celebrations to follow the event!

Last year was a huge success with some great matches throughout the evening. The format will again mean that everyone gets plenty of time on the court and opportunities to contribute to your overall team scores. Our KCTL students will help draw the teams (consisting of 4 players) on the evening, with each team balanced based on the ratings you provide. 

This year our target is to raise $15,000 which will go directly to expanding programming to our 6th site in 2019, Ingersoll Houses. We are currently running a Winter Program at Ingersoll Houses with over 35 students and we intend to provide these children, and many more, free tennis and life-skills programming throughout the year and beyond. Please help us reach our goal and expand our programming to over 200 children in 2019!

If you would like to enter then please click the button or flyer below. You can always reach out to me directly at if you need more information.

To raise money for the event, you can do so using Crowdrise here:

Looking forward to another great night of tennis!

Dave Webley, Executive Director


Alex House Project Celebration - November 1, 2018

On Thursday, November 1st, The Alex House Project will celebrate its fifth year of changing lives in the borough of Brooklyn. Come & celebrate with us and support our mission to increase habits of long-term, self-sufficiency, and independence for expecting and parenting young women and men that are then passed down to their children. The Alex House Project can boast that 85% of the young women & men referred have completed parenting classes. Moreover, 57% of the ladies and 94% of the gentlemen have remained active, becoming peer counselors and/or receiving further support. For every ten thousand dollars invested by The Alex House Project, there is a return of $36,000 in social value to participants, families, & the public at large.


Thu, November 1, 2018

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

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Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Bushwick Starr Theater Gala - December 3rd!


Monday - December 3 - 2018


Faro BK - 436 Jefferson Street - Brooklyn

With entertainment by Starr artists past, present, and future

Festive attire - add some glitz to celebrate the Starr turning 10!

The event will be held at Bushwick's Michelin award-winning restaurant, Faro, beginning at 6:30pm with specialty drinks at the bar followed by a seasonal multi-course dinner prepared by Faro's owner and chef, Kevin Adey.  Gala tickets start at $250, which includes dinner and drinks, special performances, and a silent auction.


The Bushwick Starr Board of Directors

Matthew Cowherd, Gita Deo, Jeff Griffin, Robin Griffiths, Matthew Harrison, David Herskovits, Oliver Kramer, Tamar Lusztig, Sheldon McLeod, Keanu Reeves, David Ringer, Rachel Viola

10th Anniversary Committee

Jon Bernthal, Eliza Bent & Dave Malloy, Patrick Catullo, Jane Comfort, Brenda Davis, Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman, Alice Griffiths, Phillip Howze, Libby & Jaime King, Liz Logan & Evan Ryan, Alia McKee & Tim Walker, Nana Mensah, Lila Neugebauer, Meghan Pressman, Suzie Bolotin & John Rothman, Risa Shoup & Di Glazer, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Shawn & Ashley Woolf


Starr Gala ticket

$250 ($180 tax-deductible)

One seat at our Annual Gala dinner.

Silver Starr Gala ticket 

$350 ($280 tax-deductible)

Show us some extra love!

Your support will be recognized on the website.

Gold Starr Gala ticket

$500 ($430 tax-deductible)

Sponsor a Starr Season Artist to attend.

Your support will be recognized on the website, and we will toast you in our Welcome speech.

Shooting Starr Gala ticket

$750 ($680 tax-deductible)

Sponsor two Starr Season Artists to attend.

Your support will be recognized on the website, and we will toast you in our Welcome speech.

You can also pick your seatmate! Choose a Starr artist or staffer to sit with you.


Not able to join us? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of our 10th Anniversary today. Your gift can sponsor an artist to attend and supports the Starr's work year-round. You can give online or mail a check to:

The Bushwick Starr, 2017 Starr Street #2-2, Brooklyn NY 11237

Questions? Please contact Development Director Lauren Miller at

RISE - Fundraiser - October 25, 6:30-8:30PM




Celebrate the power of parents in child welfare reform with Rise!

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30pm 

New York Public Library, McGraw Rotunda

Dinah Ortiz-Adames, 
Bronx Defenders Parent Advocate Supervisor
Jeanette Vega, Rise Training Director
Keyna Franklin, Melissa Landrau, Sara Werner, Robbyne Wiley, Rise Parent Leaders 

Rise's benefit raises 1/5 of our annual budget. Please join us for cocktails or donate to support parent leadership in child welfare reform. 

Parent Advocate - $750: 2 tickets + $250 donation to Rise
Parent Supporter - $400: 1 ticket + $150 donation to Rise
Individual Ticket - $250
Host Committee: 5 tickets for $1,000

Event Sponsorships
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Innovation Driver: $10,000 
Change Maker: $7,500
Information Provider: $5,000
Peer Supporter: $2,500
Story Teller: $1,500

We appreciate contributions of any size!

Journal Ads 
Full Page - $1,000
Half Page - $500
Quarter Page - $250

Journal ads are a great way to show your support! Ads must be received by Friday, Oct. 5

Ad Specs: Journal will be 5.5” x 8.5”
Send text + logo only for layout, or entire ad (color or B&W):
Full page: 5.25"W x 8.25"H
Half page: 5.25"W x 4"H
Quarter page 5.25"W x 2"H

Please make checks payable to the Fund for the City of New York (Rise is a partner project) and send to: Dina Runcie / Rise, Fund for the City of New York