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On Thursday, October 7th, join us to celebrate Breaking Ground's 31 years of service to New York City and honor an extraordinary individual whose dedication has profoundly impacted the creation of affordable housing across the United States. You'll help us raise critical funds to support New Yorkers in need to come off the streets and into housing.

Our Honoree:
Hugh Frater
CEO, Fannie Mae

Gala Chairs:
Michael J. Franco
President and CFO, Vornado Realty Trust

Michael Lascher
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate - New York, Blackstone

Kara McShane
Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo

David L. Picket
CEO, Gotham Organization, Inc.

Alan Wiener
Group Head, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital

Meet Our Honoree

Hugh Frater Chief Executive Officer,Fannie Mae

Sponsorship

We at Breaking Ground are excited to return - safely - to an in-person gala event in 2021, and thrilled that our honoree will join us at The Glasshouse on October 7th! Your sponsorships enable us to serve more of New York's most vulnerable residents - people living unsheltered on the City's streets - and help them come indoors to permanent supportive housing. Thank you for standing with us and with the people we serve.

Sponsorship Levels
  • Premier entry for 10 guests
  • Special premium spirits tasting in the VIP lounge for 2 guests with the honoree
  • Exclusive use of the VIP lounge throughout the evening with dedicated bar
  • 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 web page
  • A featured article on your/organization’s sponsorship in the News section of the Breaking Ground website
  • A social media post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts
  • Prime entry for 8 guests
  • Special premium spirits tasting in the VIP lounge for 2 guests with the honoree
  • Exclusive use of the VIP lounge throughout the evening with dedicated bar
  • 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
  • A social media post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts
  • Preferred entry for 6 guests
  • 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
  • Entry for 4 guests
  • 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
  • Entry for 2 guests
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala page
  • Half-page color digital ad (looped during live gala) - $2,500
  • Full-page color digital ad (looped during live gala) - $4,000

Our team will contact you with specifics of sizing and formatting. All files must be final and submitted no later than September 10, 2021 to be included in the digital journal.

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If you are unable to join us, but would like to support the gala and our honoree, please use the Donate button below and select "Celebrating Home & Community Gala" in the designated field.

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Our Sponsors

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

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Hugh FraterChief Executive Officer

Hugh R. Frater is Fannie Mae's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He sets the overall enterprise vision and strategic direction of the company and is a member of the company's Board of Directors since January 2016.

Mr. Frater served as Interim CEO from October 2018 through March 2019. He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of VEREIT, Inc. Mr. Frater previously led Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, a national commercial real estate company providing comprehensive capital solutions and investment sales advisory and research services for multifamily and commercial properties.

Mr. Frater has a bachelor of arts in English from Dartmouth College, and a master of business administration in finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he serves on the Board of Overseers.