Monday, November 4, 2019 — 6:30 P.M. — Cipriani Wall Street, Nyc

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Inspired by our mission of education for all, on Monday, November 4, 2019, the 2019 Pencils of Promise Gala: An Evolution Within will bring together the worlds of entertainment, art, technology and storytelling in celebration of the organization’s transformative impact over the years. The evening—comprised of a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live performances and award ceremony—will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City and pay special tribute to PoP's most dedicated supporters in recognition of their incredible contributions to global education.

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An Evening to Honor

Grammy Award Winning Artist & Producer

Lil Jon

A new & innovative charity community


Comedian and Emmy-winning host of “The Daily Show”

Trevor Noah



Creative Team

Co-Creative Director

Kelsey Montague

Co-Creative Director

Evan Mock

CElebrity Chef

JJ Johnson

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Host Committee


Summa Cum Laude

Karmagawa Foundation

The Sargent Family

The Womble Family

Magna Cum Laude

AEG Presents

The Caplan Family

Nancy & Ralph Casazzone

Sara & Jordan Foster

The Hamwee Family

Chris & Lori Harder

Jason Hodes and Stephanie Jones

Lewis Howes

Marshall Wace

The Novak Foundation

The Riefler-Boyatt Family


The Weiss Family

Cum Laude

Intercontinental Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

Karmagawa Foundation

Henrik & Bilyana Freye

Jim Kwik

Mutual of America

Larry Petretti

Brittany Weeden

TZURI - The Expression Collection



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about the cause

Pencils of Promise

Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is a for-purpose organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children around the world.

PoP works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children, no matter where they were born or what resources they have. To date, PoP has built over 500 schools throughout Ghana, Guatemala and Laos, and is providing education to more than 100,000 students, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change.


Come join us for our biggest night of the year