Community Matters: Housing + Education + Art

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Community Matters is BHC and SHCMAS's annual fundraising event, including a reception and dinner celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Dorothy Day Apartments, and the power of housing, education, and art to build strong communities.  Honorees include Hillary Rodham Clinton, for a lifetime of public service in support of underserved children and families, advocating for women’s rights and creating opportunity, domestically and abroad; Margaret Anadu and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group for its investment in Dorothy Day Apartments-- a pioneering initiative to apply the supportive housing model to families, along with an early childhood center and art gallery; author and actor Sonia Manzano for her contributions to children’s enrichment and storytelling, and serving as a role model for children; Iconic American Artist, Faith Ringgold for her contributions to art, storytelling, and social justice. 

Honoree of Special Distinction

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton 

For a lifetime of public service in support of underserved children and families, advocating for women’s rights and creating opportunity, domestically and abroad.


Margaret Anadu 
Managing Director and Head of Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

Sonia Manzano 
Emmy award-winning actress and author

Faith Ringgold 
Iconic American Artist 

BHC Board of Directors  
Alan S. Weil, Chair | Valerie Campbell, Secretary  | Susan T. Mackenzie, Treasurer | Trevor Adler | Carlton A. Brown | Fr. John M. Felice O.F.M. | Roman Jackson | Msgr. Thomas P. Leonard | Brett McKeone | Fr. John J. McVean O.F.M. | Richard Mersereau | Elizabeth Oakley | Sheri Sandler | Saddie Smith| Ellen Baxter, Ex Officio Founder and Executive Director

Museum Board of Trustees
Ellen Baxter, President | Neil Bhargava, Secretary and Treasurer | Nevah Assang | Marie Dutton Brown | Kristen Chard | Derek Fordjour | Femi Kusimo | Princess V. Lyles | Georgina Ngozi | Julissa Reynoso | Sheri Sandler | Steve Seidel | Lauren Kelley, Ex Officio Director and Chief Curator

Benefit Co- Chairs
Elizabeth de León Bhargava and Neil Bhargava | Anne Delaney | Julissa Reynoso Sheri Sandler| Louise and Alan S. Weil

Benefit Committee
ACA Galleries | Melissa Benson | Marie Dutton Brown | Capital One |Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group |Femi Kusimo | Gay and Doug Lane |Susan T. Mackenzie | Joel M. Miller | Kelly S. Miller | Betty and Greg Murphy | Robert M. Pennoyer | Ramona Roopnarine | Betsy Senior and Charles Hayward | SLCE Architects, LLP | Barbara Tarmy | Elise Walton

For information on event sponsorship, please contact:
Evie Adsetts
212-335-0004, ext. 12