East Side House Settlement

Dear Valued Supporter,

Thank you very much for your continued support of East Side House Settlement. As you may have seen, The New York International Auto Show has been postponed. This means East Side House’s Gala Preview is no longer taking place as originally planned on April 9th.

We are working very quickly behind the scenes to confirm details for a revamped event that you won’t want to miss! You can expect communication from us as details are confirmed. We thank you for your patience!

As you know, East Side House relies on the funds raised at the Gala Preview to provide critical services to some of the New York City’s most vulnerable families. The majority of our services are provided in the Bronx, which has the highest rate of chronic illnesses and, as such, puts our families at highest risk of the impact of public health emergencies.

Our services are needed now more than ever as we all face the challenges of the coronavirus. These services include:

  • Providing in-home services to senior citizens who can no longer convene at our local senior centers. This includes provision of daily meals.
  • Providing a safe and clean space for 231 children in our early childhood centers as their parents, many of whom are hourly workers, negotiate changes to their work schedule.
  • Providing educational and social services for individuals and families most at risk of contracting or impacted by coronavirus.
  • Assisting the uninsured and under-insured in gaining access to the health care system and treatment centers.

The health, safety and security of the East Side House family is my top priority. I remain grateful to our Board, Staff and you – our supporters –  for all you do. You will continue to hear from us with additional details soon.



Daniel Diaz, Executive Director
East Side House Settlement




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2020 Gala Preview Leadership


Christopher LaSusa
Eric Wittenberg
Phillip L. Yang, Jr.

Vice Chairs

Emily Chen and Chris J. Carrera
Jonathan Lloyd-Jones
Alice Jump

2020 Gala Preview Leadership

Honorary Chairs



Christopher LaSusa
Eric Wittenberg
Phillip L. Yang, Jr.

Vice Chairs

Jonathan Lloyd-Jones
Alice Jump

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

2020 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

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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
Barclay G. Jones, III
Maureen Kerr
Stephen J. Ketchum
George G. King
Christopher LaSusa
Michael R. Lynch
Robert L. Meyer
Hon. Eugene Oliver, Jr.
Robert Pondiscio

Elizabeth Donnem Sigety
Mrs. Charles F. Smithers
Adassa Williams
Philip L. Yang, Jr.

Honorary Members

Robert F.R. Ballard*
Mrs. Roland W. Donnem


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