A Toast to Rise! 15th Anniversary Celebration
October 28, 6pm EST - Virtual Event
Featured Speakers
Dorothy Roberts
Rep. Gwen Moore
Featured Performance
Jelani Alladin
Pre-Party 5:30-6pm 
Musical Guest: Compás

Reserve Your Ticket
Event is free! Donate or RSVP to attend
Suggested donation - $250


>> Learn about Rise's 15 year history

>> Get to know Dorothy Roberts and Rep. Gwen Moore

>> Get to know Jelani Alladin, actor and activist


Change Makers
Pilar Conde, Linda Genereux, Lauren and Steve Pilgrim
Community Builders
COFCCA, Amy Eller
Peer Supporters
Courtney Allison and David Horowitz, Children's Village, Good Shepherd, Graham, New York Foundling, Sheltering Arms, Jane Spinak, Kym Watson
Information Providers
Center for Family Representation, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Forestdale Inc., JCCA, Bonnie Kornberg, Marcia Reilly
Story Tellers
David Lansner and Carolyn Kubitschek, Martin de Porres Group Homes, Dorothy Ingrid Newton, Anne Williams Isom
Host Committee
Leslie Abbey, Lindsey Adelman, Eliza Bailey, Rebecca Boucher, Steve Cohen, Amy D'Andrade, Jess Dannhauser, Marty Guggenheim, Dana Guyet, Keith Hefner, International Parent Advocacy Network, Elizabeth Kandall, Emma Ketteringham, Betsy Krebs, Jennifer March, Diane Redleaf, Ron Richter, Lauren Shapiro, Emily Shechtman, David Tobis

Purchase an Event Sponsorship
Change Maker - $10,000
Innovation Driver - $7,500
Community Builder - $5,000
Peer Supporter - $2,500
Information Provider - $1,500
Story Teller - $1,000

Join the Host Committee
Host Committee - $500

Reserve Your Ticket
Event is free! Donate or RSVP to attend
Suggested donation - $250

Please make checks payable to the Fund for the City of New York (Rise is a partner project) and send to: Fund for the City of New York, Attn: Dina Runcie / Rise, 121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Rise's fundraiser provides general support, with a focus on underwriting our Rise & Shine Leadership Training Program and the continued work of graduates to contribute and advocate through Rise.

Learn More
Rise's celebration supports our Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program
>> Learn more about Rise & Shine
>> Watch Our 2020 Graduation Video

Rise & Shine Graduation 2020

“In Rise & Shine, we learned strategies for building parent power and using our voices for change. We learned that it is possible to create community-based solutions to child welfare issues that do not surveil, punish, or separate families. As Rise & Shine graduates, we can make a difference in our communities and change the child welfare system.”