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On Thursday, October 17th, join us to celebrate Breaking Ground's 29 years of service to New York City and honor two individuals with an unmatched record of service and commitment to the health and housing of countless New Yorkers.

Honorees:
Michael J. Dowling
President and CEO, Northwell Health

Vicki Been
Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, New York City

Gala Co-Chairs:
Michael J. Franco
President, Vornado Realty Trust

Philip E. Silverman
President and CEO, BLUESKY Real Estate Services & Development

Honorary Chairs:

Lloyd M. Goldman
Paul B. Guenther
William L. Mack
Donald Zucker

Meet Our Honorees

Michael J. Dowling President and CEO,Northwell Health
Vicki Been Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development,New York City

Sponsorship

Breaking Ground's annual Gala is a must-attend real estate industry event attracting top corporate sponsors and over 500 industry leaders. Corporate sponsorships enable Breaking Ground to serve more of New York's most vulnerable residents, especially through our street outreach and transitional housing programs. Thank you for standing with us and with the people we serve.

Sponsorship Levels
  • Premier table of 12 for dinner
  • Name/logo displayed on all event signage and materials as Investor Sponsor
  • Two (2) full-page ads in the digital journal
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala page
  • A featured article on your/organization’s sponsorship in the News section of the Breaking Ground website
  • Post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts
  • Prime table of 12 for dinner
  • Name/logo displayed on all event signage and materials as Developer Sponsor
  • Full-page ad in the digital journal
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala page
  • Post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts
  • Preferred table of 10 for dinner
  • Name/logo displayed on all event signage and materials as Builder Sponsor
  • Full-page ad in the digital journal
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala page
  • A table of 10 for dinner
  • Name/logo displayed on all event signage and materials as Groundbreaker Sponsor
  • Half-page ad in the digital journal
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala page
  • Half-table of 5 for dinner
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala page
  • Single ticket for dinner
  • Full-page ad in the Digital Journal: $2,000
  • Half-page ad in the Digital Journal: $1,500
  • Format for ads: minimum resolution of 300 DPI – JPEG, EPS or PDF files
  • Deadline for all ads/greetings: September 13, 2019
  • Ads will be featured in a continuous loop on large HD screens during cocktails and dinner.
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Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsors of the Celebrating Home & Community Gala, whose gifts will ensure that our work can reach as many street homeless New Yorkers as possible, and help many more to come indoors and rebuild their lives in housing.

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Michael J. DowlingPresident and CEO

Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 700 outpatient locations, $12 billion in annual revenue and 68,000+ employees. One of health care’s most-influential executives, Mr. Dowling has received numerous awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an honorary degree from the prestigious Queen’s University Belfast and his selection as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC. He also serves as chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Prior to joining Northwell in 1995, he served in New York State government for 12 years as the chief health and human services advisor to former Governor Mario Cuomo. Earlier, he was a professor of social policy and an assistant dean of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services. He started his career as a caseworker in the New York City schools.