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 Attend an Event: DREAMS in the City

DREAMS in the City

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cipriani 25 Broadway

25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
(Corner of Morris & Broadway)

Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program at 7:30 p.m.
*Cocktail Attire*

General admission ticket:        $500 per guest
Young Professionals' ticket:     $250 per guest (35 years of age and under, please)

To see sponsorship & In-Kind opportunities, click here.


Event Co-Chairs Samantha Shanken Baker, Bonnie Inserra, Meryl Lieberman, and Susan Weiner along with Young Professionals' Chair, Lindsey Inserra-Hughes, will welcome more than 500 attendees from metropolitan New York’s business, social, and celebrity circles to DREAMS in the City, which will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).  During its tenure, this event has raised nearly $6 million to help find a biological cure for diabetes. This year our elegant soiree will once again be held at the stunning Cipriani 25 Broadway! Not only does this venue carry all the charm and elegance of other Cipriani locations, it has a unique style and décor all its own! Enjoy our seated dinner, specialty cocktails,  wines highly rated by Wine Spectator, a mission-based Live Auction and a luxury Silent Auction. The Jay Prince Band will make sure that guests hit the dance floor!

We are excited to announce our 2017 Honorees:
Greg, Leslie, Willa, and Lana Besner & Willa's Wish Foundation

To learn more about the Besner Family, and their dedication to finding a cure, click here!

Master of Ceremonies

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

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

Lindsey Inserra-Hughes

2017 Host & Young Professional* Committee:
Dawn Briggs* •Malloy & Bradley Buchmann* • Allison Cohen •
Zachary Diamond* •
Kim & Jordan Dickstein •Gillian Ranee Doucette •
Melanie Dwornik* • April Franzino* • Christine Georgopulo •
Esther & Marc Goodman •Dr. Howard Gould • Ellen & Irving Grauer •
Elisabeth & Matthew Holtzer* • John Hughes* • Marcy Hunter* •
Larry Inserra* •
Lawrence Inserra III*• Kathleen Lant • Jessica Lovett* • Sarah Macleod* •
Chris Rotio*• Amy Herman-Schechter & Matt K. Schechter •
Tracy Silverman •
Donna & Ed Sirlin •
Jill & Matthew Teich • Edra & Jonathan Tepper •
Barbara & Richard Traub • Paul Valetutti* • Linda & Robert Van Grover* •

* Young Professional Committee Member

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors*

The Inserra Family

Stacy Joy Goodman Memorial Foundation
The Shanken Family Foundation

Meryl Lieberman & Dr. Howard Gould and Mallory & Bradley Buchmann
Donna & Ed Sirlin and Signature Bank

BMO Capital Markets
Hackensack Meridian Health &
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
Lawrence & Elaine Raia
Wakefern Food Corp.
Willa's Wish Foundation

BNP Paribas
EisnerAmper LLP
Barbara & Richard Traub
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Ellen & Irving Grauer
Massimo & Susan Napolitano

* In formation

For more information contact:

Amy Epstein, Director of Special Events
Tricia Pellizzi, Special Events Manager
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
259 West 30th Street. Suite 402
New York, NY 10001


Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
200 S. Park Road, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
[P]   (954) 964-4040
[TF] (800) 321-3437
[F]   (954) 964-7036

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