Thank you for your incredible support of the 20th Anniversary celebration
of the Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show

We look forward to seeing you next year on Thursday, April 9, 2020!


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2019 Gala Preview Leadership

Honorary Chairs

Ryan and Ethan Hawke


Christopher LaSusa
Phillip L. Yang, Jr.

Vice Chairs

Emily Chen and Chris J. Carrera
Alice K. Jump, Esq.
Jonathan Lloyd-Jones
Eric Wittenberg

Auto Show Committee

Geoffrey N. Bradfield
Courtney Booth Christensen
Samuel P.C. Dangremond
Debra Del Vecchio
Marvena Edmond
Thaddeus Gray
Wendy Holmes
Barclay G. Jones, III
John LaSorsa
Alan Liebensohn
Stephen Prince
Tom H. Remien
Doreen Salerno
Mark Schienberg
Elizabeth Donnem Sigety
Arthur Wayne
Richard Ziegelasch

2019 Gala Preview Sponsors

Official Car Sponsor


Willowbridge Associates Inc.

Grand Community Benefactors

Emily Chen and Chris J. Carrera
KCL Capital L.P.
Monticello Motor Club

College Access Champions

Nauman Barakat
Classic Car Club Manhattan
Coco and Eric Wittenberg

Youth leader Sponsors

CAM Capital
Debra and Claudio Del Vecchio
Drive Coffee
Fox Rothschild LLP
Wendy Holmes and Kevin McAlister
Hudson Stables
INTL FCStone Financial Inc.
Jean and Barclay G. Jones, III
New York City Football Club
Reavis Page Jump LLP
TD Securities
Weeden & Co. LP
Richard Ziegelasch

Mott Haven Investors

Dayton Carr
Alex Ciccolo
Liquidity Energy LLC
Calvin Wingfield

Hunts Point Investors

James and Kelly Annarella
Hal Polley
Screenvision Media
Joe Sentipal
Thales Trading Solutions LLC

Listing as of 4.10.19

East Side House Settlement

East Side House Settlement

is a community based nonprofit organization providing education and social services throughout the Bronx and northern Manhattan. We believe that education is the key that enables all people to create economic and civic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their community. We enrich, supplement and enhance the New York City education system and place post-secondary options within reach of students. We provide workforce development and career readiness training infused with technology to enable community participants to improve their economic status and lead more fulfilling lives.


Thomas H. Remien


Mr. Thaddeus Gray

Vice Presidents

Mrs. Courtney Booth Christensen
Ms. Wendy Holmes
Dolores O’Brien Miller


Richard E. Kolman


Stephanie B. Clark

Board of Managers

Lorri Ahl
Mrs. Lucinda Ballard
Debra Del Vecchio
Ms. Marvena Edmond
William S. Elder
Fay Gambee
Mrs. Thomas Shircliff Glover
Hal Polley
Barclay G. Jones, III
Stephen J. Ketchum
George G. King
Christopher LaSusa
Michael R. Lynch
Mr. Robert L. Meyer
Hon. Eugene Oliver, Jr.
Robert Pondiscio
Elizabeth Donnem Sigety

Mrs. Charles F. Smithers
Adassa Williams
Phillip L. Yang, Jr.

Honorary Members

Robert F.R. Ballard*
Mario Buatta
Mrs. Roland W. Donnem
Ms. Christine Janis
Andrew P. Siff


Daniel Diaz


Natalie Lozada
Khris Harrison

*Past President


East Side House and GNYADA, a partnership for success

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The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) has brought its dedication to community service to East Side House Settlement for two decades by opening the doors of the New York International Auto Show for the annual Gala Preview benefit. The GNYADA partnership with East Side House is one of several philanthropic initiatives that the Association embraces throughout the year, which demonstrates the collective commitment to the community of auto dealers across our area. Franchise new car dealers have a long history of making a positive difference in the communities in which they live and work.

New York International Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is North America’s first and largest-attended auto show. It showcases the latest technological advances and design innovation taking place in the automobile industry. More than one million people attend the show each year, generating over $300 million in economic benefit to the New York City area. As a result, the Show has received many awards from the communications, marketing and event planning industries in recognition of its outstanding work in producing a truly world class event.


Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association