DREAMS in the City 

Calendar icon  Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019    clock icon  Time: 6:30pm     location icon Venue: Cipriani 25 Broadway  dress icon   Attire: Cocktail 

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Join us at DREAMS in the City, a chic soiree, featuring a sumptuous seated dinner, great entertainment, including the Jay Prince Band, specialty cocktails and wines highly rated by Wine Spectator, a mission-based Live Auction and a luxury Silent Auction.


















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We are pleased to announce our 2019 Dare to Dream Honoree:

Peter Friedfeld

Executive Vice President

ClearVision Optical



We are also thrilled to welcome back our special guest Master of Ceremonies, CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS2 News at Noon Co-anchor, Chris Wragge. Additionally, we welcome back, Toast Vodka! The official vodka of DREAMS in the City and the Jay Prince Band.


Master of Ceremonies

Chris Wragge
Co-anchor, CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News at Noon


Jay Prince Band
Dreams in the City 2019 Entertainment

Toast Vodka
Vodka Sponsor for Dreams in the City 2019




Interested in donating an item to our exciting silent auction? Please click here.

Samantha Shanken Baker • Bonnie Inserra • Meryl Lieberman • Susan Weiner

Lindsey Inserra-Hughes

Special thanks to all of our generous sponsors*
*in formation

50-Carat Sponsor:
The Inserra Family 

Platinum Sponsor:
The Marino Family & The Kanter Family, together with Lodi Markets &  Century 21 Construction
The Shanken Family Foundation
Rachel & Bruce Siegel
Roberta & Bruce Waller and Family

Diamond Sponsors:
ClearVision Optical / Peter and David Friedfeld
Melissa L. Cohn and Bill Harts
Knights of Pythias Diabetes Research Association, Inc. 
Virtus Partners

Gold Sponsor:
Colacino Tax Partners
The Friedfeld Family
Hackensack Meridian Health & Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
The Hatz Family
Norman Needleman / Tower Labs Ltd.
The Raia & St Germaine Family
Donna & Ed Sirlin
The Tonkinson Foundation 

Silver Sponsors: 
EisnerAmper LLC
Donna Gindy
The Goldberg Family

Meryl Lieberman and Dr. Howard Gould
Susan and Jay Grossman / Marissa Fuchs and Gabriel Grossman
Sam Rosenblatt and Mario Dandrea
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Barbara & Richard Traub
Wakerfern Food Corp.

Bronze Sponsors:
Breakthru Beverage Group
Jobson Optical Group
Karen & Bruce Lerman
Morgan Stanley/ Kevin Myers
Sequential Brands

See photos from DREAMS in the City 2018!

2018 Dreams in the City

Photo Credit: Mark S. Levine Photography

For more information, please contact:
Amy Epstein, Director of Special Events
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
259 West 30th Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10001

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