Empire Ball


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On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the Empire Ball looked different as we entered everyone's home as a virtual celebration! The night was an amazing, engaging and memorable celebration; building awareness and raising necessary funds for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).

Hosted by co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News At Noon, Chris Wragge, the event included performances from Broadway and beyond, an inspiring and heartfelt tribute to Founder and Vice-Chair of the Empire Ball, and National Board Member of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Thomas Santiago. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation warmly thanks the many wonderful sponsors and friends of the Empire Ball.

If you didn't see the live broadcast, you don’t have to miss out. Watch the replay!

 

Light the Sky for DRI

As a part of our celebration, we unveiled our 2020 Empire Ball lighting partners as they lit their properties blue; shining a light on this insidious disease and the critical work that the Diabetes Research Institute is doing to find a biological cure now.

Confirmed Lighting Partners:

The AT&T Discovery District
AT&T Headquarters

Canada Lands Company
CN Tower

Empire State Realty Trust
The Empire State Building

EQ Office
The Pyramid at 65 East 55th

JLL
Bank of America Plaza

Miami Dade College
The Freedom Tower

New York State Thruway Authority
The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

SL Green Realty Corp.
One Vanderbilt

The Durst Organization
One Bryant Park
151 West 42nd Street
One World Trade Center

The Trinity Buildings
111 & 115 Broadway

Vornado Realty Trust
The Bloomberg Tower at 731 Lexington Avenue

KTU 103.5 FM FEATURES THE EMPIRE BALL DURING NOVEMBER 11, 2020 'KTU CARES' PROGRAM

Listen to the most recent episode of the "KTU Cares” radio show, where the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s CEO, Sean Kramer, along with Dr. Giacomo Lanzoni from the DRI, and our Vice Chairs of the upcoming Empire Ball – A Virtual Celebration, discuss the event and the latest updates with the Institute and Foundation.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS

GIFT BAG PARTNER VIDEO PRODUCTION COCKTAIL LOUNGE SPONSOR
     
 

MEDIA PARTNERS

 
   

VIEW OUR 2020 EMPIRE BALL DIGITAL JOURNAL

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

GRAND PATRON SPONSORS
 

PATRON SPONSORS
     
     
   

CHAMPION SPONSORS
   
     

 

BENEFACTORS
AB Facility Services LLC
Accurate Specialty Metal Fabricators
BP Elevator
E-J Electric Installation Co.
EQ Office
I.U.O.E Local 94,94A
Jack Resnick & Sons
MG Engineering D.P.C.
MillerLaker
OC Construction Management
The Donaldson Organization
VDA
Vornado Realty Trust
Ware Malcomb



 

SUPPORTERS
Air Ideal
Brooklyn Elevator
Cannon Mechanical
Cantlon Lighting
Bob and Joan Catell
Crown Acquisitions
Maureen and Peter DiCapua
Forest Electric Corp.
Fujitec
Goldman Copeland
Island Acoustics
JRM Construction
Liberty Elevator
MKDA
Otis Elevator
Quality Fire & Life Safety Consultants
Rostrim Construction Services, Inc.
SL Green Realty Group
Spin Design, Inc.
Ted Moudis & Associates
Terminal on behalf of L&L Holdings and Columbia Property Trust
ThyssenKrupp Elevator
Tito's Handmade Vodka
TPG Global, LLC.

GOLD
ADCO Electrical
American Spray - On Corp.
Citywide Electrical Consultants
Gensler
Grassi Advisors & Accountants
HLW International LLP
Monica Styles
MOSA USA, Inc.
Mulligan Security Corp.
Pritchard Industries Inc.
Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations
Shen Milsom & Wilkes
Syska Hennessy Group
Turner & Townsend

EMPIRE BALL EVENT LEADERSHIP

Founders:
Peter L. DiCapua*/CodeGreen Solutions, Inc.
Joseph "Dee" Dussich/JAD Corp. of America
Theodore S. Hammer/Mancini Duffy
Bart McDade/Newmark Knight Frank
James J. Migliore/William Macklowe Company
Hannah Nakhshab
Charles Rizzo/The Rizzo Group
Scott Salmirs/American BUilding Maintenance Co.
Thomas Santiago/WarnerMedia
John Santora/Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Gerald D. Schein/ScheinMedia
Vice Chairs:
Alfonse Amore/Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Paul J. Amrich/CBRE, Inc.
Andrew Cooke/Hines
Peter L. DiCapua*/Code Green Solutions, Inc.
Douglas Donaldson/The Donaldson Organization
Louis J. Esposito/The Durst Organization
James Halpin**/Platinum Maintenance Services
Bonnie Inserra/Inserra Family Foundation
Avi Itzikowitz**/ATCO Properties & Management, Inc.
Charles Rizzo/The Rizzo Group
Stephen Rizzo**/The Rizzo Group
Thomas Santiago/WarnerMedia
John Santora/Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.


2020 Board of Governors and Committee Members:

John Agnello/Quality Building Services Corp.
Alfonse Amore/Cushman & Wakefield,Inc.
Paul J. Amrich/CBRE, Inc.
Jonathan Andrew/Gardiner & Theobald
Michael Anello/Turner& Townsend
Jonathan Bennis/Icon Interiors,Inc.
Joel Brenner/AIG
Carrie Brown
Lucy G. Carter
Leona Cianflone/Turner Construction Company
Andrew Cooke/Hines
Jay Cross/Hudson Yards, A Related Oxford venture
Robert Cuzzi/VDA (Van Deusen & Associates
Peter L. DiCapua*/CodeGreen Solutions,Inc.
George DiStefano/Unity Construction Group
Douglas Donaldson/The Donaldson Organization
Gillian Ranee Doucette/Doucette Consulting
Jeffrey A. Duarte/Empire State Realty Trust,Inc.
Joseph "Dee" Dussich/JAD Corp. of America
Joey Dussich /JAD Corporation of America
Matt Duthie/Newmark Knight Frank
Nancy Erardi/NYCAN Buildingers LLC
Louis J. Esposito/The Durst Organization
Richard Field/WarnerMedia
Christine Georgopulo/Blue Sky Idation,LLC
Real Estate CT/NY
Michael Gerazounis/MGEngineering D.P.C.
Mark Gregorgio/TEI Group
Elizabeth Haak/Highland Management
James Halpin**/Platinum
Richard C. Heller/Titanium Scaffold Services
Kevin T. Hoey/L&L Holding Company
Frederick C. Horwood/WarnerMedia
Richard Imperatore/Brookbridge Consulting
Bonnie Inserra/Inserra Family Foundation
Lindsey Inserra/Inserra Supermarkets
Avi Itzikowitz**/ATCO Properties & Management, Inc.
Jet Ivezi/A-Z Fire Alarm Security, Inc.
*Chairman Emeritus
**Steering Committee Co-Hosts
† In Memory

Lisa Kelly/EarthCam
Lisa Knip/HLW
Roger Larson/Vornado Ralty Trust
Richard Laskowski/Vanguard Construction
Steve Lefkowitz/WarnerMedia
Willaim "Billy" Macklowe/Willaim Macklowe Company
Paul Magda/Quality Building Services Corp.
Christopher Masotto/Columbia Property Trust
Brendan J. McCarty/United Building Sciences Limited
Daniel McGinley/Penguin Air Conditioning Corp.
James J. Migliore/William Macklowe Company
Richard Minieri, Jr./Accurate Speciality Metal Fabricators
Mirjana Mirjani/Quality Building Services
Ted Moudis/Ted Moudis Associates
Robert Mullen/Structure Tone

Jonathan Ninnis/OC Construction Management
Eric Pellegrino/CBRE at Google
Jason Pizer/Enterprise Asset Management
Bert Rahm/Turner Construction Company
Charles Rizzo/The Rizzo Group
Stephen Rizzo**/The Rizzo Group
Michael Rodriguez/Alliance Building Services
Hani J. Salama/Capital Properties
Thomas Santiago/WarnerMedia
Robert Scheinman/J.T.Magen & Company, Inc.
Gerard Schumm/RFR Realty LLC
Christopher Shaw/LF Driscoll Healthcare
Gaston Silva/Vornado Realty Trust
Joe M. Smith/Thyssenkrupp Elevator
Willaim Sotomayor/Ware Malcomb
Stephen M. Soviero/Structure Tone
Paul H. Teti/Columbia Property Trust

Catherine Wang/A-Z Fire Alarm Security, Inc.
Simon Wasserberger/EQ Office
Glen J. Weiss/Vornado Realty Trust
Richard Wood/Plaza Construction

 

For more information, please contact:

Amy Epstein, Director of Special Events
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
259 W 30th Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10001
Direct: 646-475-1572
Office: 212-888-2217
aepstein@drif.org

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