Celebrating Home & Community Gala 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 10:30pm – 1:30am
On Thursday, October 20th, join us to celebrate Breaking Ground's 32 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.
Chief Executive Officer
April Housing, A Blackstone portfolio company
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
Managing Director, Community Development Banking, JPMorgan Chase
We at Breaking Ground are delighted to invite you to attend the Gala in person at The Glasshouse, a stunning venue with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan's West Side. Your sponsorships of the Gala 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.
Media-only sponsorships include full-color digital ads that run on a loop during the event and are available in the digital journal online through Breaking Ground's event recap page.
Or download and fill out the form belowSponsorship Form & Benefits Listing
We at Breaking Ground extend our deepest gratitude to the sponsors of the 2022 Celebrating Home & Community Gala. Your gifts 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.
Alice Carr is the CEO of April Housing, a Blackstone portfolio company focused on affordable housing. Alice joined the company in May of 2022 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s strategy and operations. April Housing’s mission is to preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing across the country, with an initial portfolio of over 90,000 affordable housing units. The company is committed to preserving affordability of this critical housing stock on a long-term basis, in addition to being a leading provider of solutions and capital for the creation and preservation of additional affordable housing throughout the United States. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and oversees one of the nation’s largest LIHTC portfolios.
Alice brings to her role more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. Most recently, she served as Managing Director and Head of Community Development Banking at JPMorgan Chase, leading a team that financed the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing to both low-income families and seniors across the U.S. Previously, Alice served as Managing Director for Citi Community Capital, and she began her career at Low Income Investment Fund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on affordable housing and small business lending. Alice currently serves on the Board of Directors for Enterprise Community Investment and Enterprise Community Loan Fund.
Alice earned a Bachelor of the Arts from Occidental College, graduating Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and receiving Honors and Distinction in double majors of American Studies and German Literature. Alice holds a Master of the Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Urban Planning with a concentration on housing finance and community development. Alice is based in Los Angeles with her husband and four children.