An Immersive Fundraising Day Celebrating 55 years of Usdan
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come for some or stay for all!
As Partner and Head of BBH’s Global Institutional Business Development and Relationship Management, Jeff leads the firm’s Institutional client activities on a global basis for a range of products/services. Read More
Jeff is passionately involved in several philanthropic organizations. He is the Immediate Past President of UJA-Federation of New York and currently serves as Chair of the Israel and Overseas Committee of the Jewish Federations of North America, helping to strategically guide global allocations for the North American Federation system. In this capacity, Jeff serves as a member of the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Joint Distribution Committee. Jeff is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Jim Joseph Foundation, committed to supporting Jewish education, engagement and leadership development among of youth and young adults in the United States. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Funders Network, joining other philanthropists to address critical societal challenges. Jeff also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of amfAR, a leading cure-focused global HIV/AIDS research organization, as well as the NPR Foundation, the country’s leading provider of journalistic excellence and programmatic content for public radio and podcasts. And Jeff serves as a member of the Graduate Executive Board at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, working to expand Wharton’s impact as the foremost teaching, research, and experience-led business school in the world.
Jeff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jake Cohen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Usdan alum. He has worked in some of NYC’s best restaurants and test kitchens, and wrote his first book, Jew-ish about his love of modern Jewish cooking and baking. Read More
As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Usdan’s mission is to invite people of all ages to experience the natural beauty of our campus and the transformative power of the arts. We rely on the generosity of our community to help us realize this mission and sustain the creativity within all of our students and programs. We hope you will join us!
The day-long format of experiential events lets you engage with the art and beauty of the Usdan campus the way the students do: immersively. Come for some or stay for all!
Ticket prices range from $65/person (the actual cost) to $1,000/person. However, it is very important to us that The U Benefit is accessible to our entire community. Everyone is welcome and we do not want cost to be a barrier to attendance. Choose the Friend level on the RSVP form for our pay-what-you-can option and reserve your spot. And, as always, donations at any level are deeply appreciated, but not required to attend this event.
Please consider joining the Host Committee to have a transformative impact on Usdan’s young artists. Host Committee members will be recognized on the website and The U Benefit invitation. Sponsorship levels start at $2,500. Click here to join now. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about sponsorships.
As of July 28, 2023
- Andrea Pollack & Adam Usdan
- Jeffrey Schoenfeld
- Esme Usdan & James Snyder
- Eva, John, Sam, Simon & Josh Usdan
- Annette and Anthony Albanese Foundation
- Marilyn & Russell Albanese
- Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
- Lillian and Joel Cohen
- Robert Bachner
- The Klipper Family Foundation
- Suzanne & Bob Nederlander, Jr.
- Debra & Dale Lewis
- Caroline McIntyre & Nancy McIntyre
- Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc.
- Arnhold Foundation | Jody and John Arnhold
- Brown & Brown of Garden City, Inc.
- Amanda Fugazy & Scott Brennan
- Agnes Gund
- Kerry & Joseph Goldberg
- Innovision Advertising
- Lillian Jagendorf & Dan Shannon
- The Lista Family
- Michele Lowe
- Esther Rosenberg & Michael Ostroff
- Greta, Sam, Lauren & Jonathan Schloss
- Sarah & Daniel Schweber
- The Socolow/London Family
- Carol & Steven Sokol
- Chaeri & Dylan Tornay
- Dr. Jamie Ullman & Mark Nearenberg