THE
SASSAFRAS
BASH

2019 SUMMER GALA

Join us and our community of alumni, campers, parents, grandparents, faculty, and supporters for our reimagined Gala celebration.

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Festivities begin at 5:30pm

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

Your ticket purchase for The Sassafras Bash supports scholarships at Usdan, ensuring that cost not be a barrier for students who wish to lose themselves for a summer, and find themselves for a lifetime. We do not want cost to be a barrier for attending our Gala either. Please give generously, but pick the ticket level that works best for you.

Ticket prices range from $150 - $500 and all include a performance, artist showcase, cocktails, and dinner amidst nature on Usdan's woodland campus.

Children are welcome at the Gala dinner with a Gala ticket or are invited to The Seedling Shindig, a free party for kids of dinner attendees.

Festive attire with comfortable shoes

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, July 18, 2019

HONOREES

Our 2019 Gala Honorees truly embrace Usdan's mission to contribute creatively to the world throughout their lives.

COMMUNITY AWARD
CHRISTINA HELBOCK & KELLY HILLARD

Christina Helbock and Kelly Hillard, Brentwood High School Band and Orchestra Directors, have nurtured the musical dreams of hundreds of students. Usdan's partnership with Brentwood High School has provided scholarships for more than 80 students to attend Usdan since 2008, ensuring year round arts education for these young artists.

ALUMNI AWARD
ARTHUR A. LEVINE

Children's book writer and publisher, and former Usdan Theater Major, Arthur A. Levine has inspired the imaginations of generations of young people. Mr. Levine brought the Harry Potter book series to the United States, and has championed the work of scores of authors and illustrators. His publishing house, Levine Querido, launches this year with an emphasis on literary books for young readers that reflect the true diversity of our country (and the world).

MCKINLEY GALA HOST COMMITTEE