Blue Engine Annual Benefit

Benefiting: Blue Engine
May 2
Hosted by:Blue Engine
May 2, 2018 at 6:30pm to
May 2, 2018 at 10:00pm
Altman Building map 135 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011

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Blue Engine is pleased to invite you to celebrate eight extraordinary years of student achievement at our 2nd Annual Benefit on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. 

Together, we will celebrate the transformational potential and immediate impact of Blue Engine’s student-centric approach to learning. We will also honor the noteworthy contributions of two exceptional partners to our work in classrooms: Andy Dunn and Nick Ehrmann.

As the Founding Chair of Blue Engine’s board of directors, Andy Dunn established an organization-wide culture of philanthropy that fueled early iterations of our work in schools. With the help of his dedicated partnership, Blue Engine touched the lives of over 1,000 students in its first few years. Andy’s commitment to philanthropy grows in lock step with his professional career. As CEO of Bonobos and SVP of Digital Consumer Brands for Walmart US eCommerce, he has supported worthy causes around the world, and continues to be a valued partner to Blue Engine.

Our Founder and President, Nick Ehrmann, is the originating force behind Blue Engine’s efforts to rethink classrooms in service to student achievement. As CEO, he led Blue Engine from its early days in a single partner school to an organization that serves 1800 students annually in classrooms across New York City. He challenged Blue Engine teachers and staff to continually do better for young people and prepared the organization to take on the next phase of its journey.

We are thrilled to honor these two extraordinary individuals at this year’s Annual Benefit. They exemplify the values of partnership and collaboration that make better student outcomes possible.

We invite you to support this night of celebration through the purchase of a ticket or sponsorship, or by making a donation.

Please contact Morolake Odeleye with any questions at or (646) 517-1068.

2018 Annual Benefit Vice Chairs

Robert Eillott and Leslie Pincus Elliott

Cody Keenan and Kristen Bartoloni

John Khoury

Rich and Laurie Kracum

Andy Rafal and Leslie Alkalay

Colleen and Graves Tompkins

Dominic Wilson and Raluca Dragusanu


2018 Annual Benefit Host Committee

Andrew Buher

Xiaolei Cong

Tom Higbie

Jessica Kearns

Marie-France Kern

Michael Lei

Tia Lendo

Jonathan Locker

David Meyer

Amy and Tony Pasquariello

Sammy Politziner

Julia Rafal-Baer

Kristin Reilly

Lauren Salem

Hugo Santillan

Amber Stacks

Scott Thomas

Colleen Tompkins

Ambrose Wooden, Jr. 

Benjamin Yahalomi

Rana Yared


Blue Engine Board of Directors

Dominic Wilson, Chair

Paul Appelbaum

Nick Ehrmann

Tom Higbie

Jessica Kearns

Jonathan Locker

Michael O'Brien

Julia Rafal-Baer

Lauren Salem

Colleen Tompkins

Emma Vadehra

Dan Weisberg

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