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Save the Date - 10.17.2019

Join us on October 17, 2019 to celebrate Breaking Ground's 29 years of service to New York City and to honor a distinguished individual who has had an indelible impact on the health and wellness of all New Yorkers.

Each year, the Celebrating Home & Community Gala raises more than $1.5 million to strengthen Breaking Ground's street outreach, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs serving New Yorkers who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Cipriani 42nd Street
6:30 PM - Cocktails
7:30 PM - Dinner & Program

Michael J. Dowling
President and CEO,
Northwell Health

Gala Chairs:
Michael J. Franco
Vornado Realty Trust

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

Honorary Gala Chairs:
Lloyd M. Goldman
Paul B. Guenther
William L. Mack
Donald Zucker

Sponsorship and ticket information will be available soon. In the meantime, meet our 2019 honoree:


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.

Have questions or interested in learning more about the gala? Please reach out to Vanessa Miller, Director of Special Events and Community Engagement, via email or at (212) 389-9391.

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