Celebrating Home & Community Gala 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 10:30pm – 1:30am
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.
CEO, Fannie Mae
Michael J. Franco
President and CFO, Vornado Realty Trust
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate - New York, Blackstone
Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo
David L. Picket
CEO, Gotham Organization, Inc.
Group Head, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
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.
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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.
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.
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.