On May 15, Robin Hood’s annual benefit drew 4,000 donors and supporters who came together to celebrate 35 years of service and impact – raising over $61 million that will go directly to fighting poverty.This month, we also took a look back on our legacy through a podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with Robin Hood leaders. Their programs are helping generations of New Yorkers journey out of poverty. To commemorate Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we entered a historic $35 million partnership to support New York City’s AAPI residents.

Robin Hood Tops $61 Million in Donations at Annual Benefit, Celebrating 35 Years of Fighting Poverty in New York City

This year, Robin Hood’s annual benefit celebrated New York City like no other. 4,000 guests entered a transformed Javits Center showcasing 35 years of impact. Beloved NYC icons ushered in a high-energy evening that featured community heroes, Victor Reyes and Gretchen Buchenholz; host of CBS Mornings, Gayle King; former NFL Super Bowl champions Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and Justin Tuck; comedian Jim Gaffigan; professional wrestler, actor, and philanthropist, John Cena; 17-time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning recording artist, Kendrick Lamar; nine-time Grammy Award winner, Brandi Carlile, and more. At the end of the evening, our board chair, Dina Powell McCormick, announced a fundraising total of $61.4 million. Thank you to every supporter who participated for fueling the fight against poverty. Read more.

“Generational continuity enables generational change” – Robin Hood founder, Paul Tudor Jones

Watch the interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box


“We can decide to be a better city” – Robin Hood CEO, Richard R. Buery Jr.

Watch a clip of Rich’s inspiring speech

Robin Hood’s Leaders on 35 Years of Poverty-Fighting

As we kick off celebrations for our 35 years of service to New Yorkers facing poverty, please join us for a special podcast series, “This Robin Hood Moment.” Listen to in-depth conversations with our in-house experts as they explain why we do what we do, and share milestones that have come to define Robin Hood’s legacy. Listen here.

Robin Hood Joins Historic Effort to Elevate AAPI New Yorkers out of Poverty

This month we have been celebrating the diversity and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in New York City. The AAPI community constitutes nearly 18% of New York’s population, yet one in four are living in poverty. As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting AAPI New Yorkers, Robin Hood announced it is part of a historic $35 million, 5-year public-private partnership with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), dedicated to building a safer, more inclusive future for the AAPI population. Robin Hood is proud to celebrate the AAPI community while ensuring they can feel welcome and thrive in the city we all call home. Learn more.

Save the Date: Archer Legacy Society Breakfast on June 14

Please join us for our inaugural Archer Legacy Society breakfast on Wednesday, June 14, featuring important updates about our work presented by Robin Hood’s CEO, Richard R. Buery Jr. The program, running from 8:30-9:30 am, will be held at our offices; light breakfast will be served. For more information and to reserve your spot today, contact Austin Wrubel, Director of Planned Giving, at wrubel@robinhood.org or (212) 844-3521. Join us June 14.

Robin Hood in the News

Paul Tudor Jones Tangles With John Cena at Robin Hood Benefit, Bloomberg

Report: Poor New Yorkers more likely to have delayed or skipped care during the pandemic, Crain’s New York Business — quoting Robin Hood Chief of Grant Strategy, Sarah OItmans

Exclusive: New report finds nonprofit leadership in NYC metro area dominated by white CEOs, City & State — quoting Robin Hood CEO, Richard R. Buery Jr.

It’s Not Just About ChatGPT. Other AI Technologies Are Heading to Schools, EducationWeek — quoting Robin Hood Managing Director of the Learning + Technology Fund, Amber Oliver

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