Yale affiliates to be honored guests
at benefit event for LEAP
Members of the Yale community will discuss their professional passions and
their personal interests as the honored guests at the annual LEAP Dinners fundraising
Based in New Haven, LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership)
aims to harness the power of young people from urban neighborhoods to change
their lives and the lives of others. The organization hires and trains 80 college,
high school and middle school counselors to work with 250 young children in
year-round after-school and summer programs.
The fundraiser will begin on Thursday, Feb. 28,
with a cocktail reception 5:30-7 p.m. in Betts House, 393 Prospect St. Guest
authors will be signing their most recent books. This will be followed at 7:30
by dinners in 26 private homes in the area, each featuring a local luminary.
Reservations can be made for just the reception ($50), a dinner ($150) or both.
For those unable to attend that evening, there will be five additional dinners
on Friday, March 7.
The Yale community members who will be guests of honor at the dinners are:
Daniel Esty, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, one of
the world’s leading experts on corporate environmental strategy; Cynthia
Farrar, a lecturer in political science, creator of “Purple States,” a
citizen-driven news show; Michael Wishnie, clinical professor of law, an advocate
for immigration rights; Charles Bailyn, the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of
Astronomy, part of a team that discovered the largest example of a “small” black
hole; Bruce Alexander, vice president for New Haven and state affairs and campus
development, who has led efforts to strengthen Yale’s engagement with
the city; Isra Bhatty, a first-year Law School student, who was a translator
for Urdu detainees at Guantanamo Bay and has performed as a hip-hop artist;
Aisling Colon, associate master at Calhoun College, a vocalist who will perform
jazz favorites with pianist Andrew Rubenoff; Anne Fadiman, the Francis Writer-in-residence,
author of prize-winning works of non-fiction; David Sensabaugh, the Ruth and
Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, an expert
on Chinese painting and the art of the Han dynasty; Roger Cohn, editor of Yale
Environment 360, an online magazine being launched this spring, and one of
the nation’s first environmental reporters; Leslie Woodard, dean of Calhoun
College, an author and former dancer with the Dance Theater of Harlem; Owen
Fiss, Sterling Professor of Law, one of the nation’s preeminent constitutional
scholars; Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, and a
renowned architect in his own right; Beverly Gage, assistant professor of history,
an expert on the history of violence and terror within the United States; and
(on March 7) Risa Sodi, senior lector and director of undergraduate studies
in the Department of Italian Language and Literature.
Other featured guests include a Broadway lighting designer, the director of
the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, journalists and authors, wine and beer aficionados,
educators, chefs, pundits and more.
Call Ivy Morgan at LEAP, (203) 773-0770, for a detailed invitation listing
the hosts and special guests for all 31 dinners. Seating is limited, so early
reservations are recommended.
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