A Love Letter To Riley’s Way


May 29, 2024 | 6 PM | The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY


Join us for A Love Letter to Riley’s Way as we celebrate 10 years of investing in and supporting the next generation of kind leaders.

We could not be prouder of the community of changemakers that Riley’s Way has grown into. Over the past decade, we’ve invested in more than 3,500 young people across the country with over $4 million in grants and programming – and we’re just getting started. These young changemakers have grown into leaders in business, nonprofit, arts, education, STEM, public service, and their communities. Most importantly, they lead with kindness, empathy, compassion, and respect.

Meet Riley’s Way young changemakers, be inspired, and have lots of fun. There will be delicious food, drinks, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction.

Sponsors are invited to support A Love Letter to Riley’s Way and our Call For Kindness Fellowship program, which provides funding and leadership development training to youth-led projects that are rooted in kindness and strengthening communities.

Email Lauren Shenkman, Director of Partnerships and Programs, (lshenkman@rileysandler.org) for sponsorship opportunities or to join our host committee.



VISIONARY | $100,000

Creates and funds a special Call For Kindness Fellowship category 

  • Dedicated Area and Entry for forty (40) to the Event
  • Full-page ad in the Event Journal 
  • Premier Signage at the Event 
  • Speaking Opportunity at the Event 
  • Select and name a Special Call For Kindness Fellowship topic 
  • Nominate members of your community to help select the winning project
  • 2 dedicated social media posts



Supports in-person Retreat for an entire cohort of Call For Kindness Fellows

  • Entry for twenty (20) to the Event
  • Premier Signage at the Event and the Call For Kindness Retreat
  • Listed on Call For Kindness materials
  • Recognition in our newsletter
  • Half-page ad in Event Journal
  • 1 dedicated social media post


CHAMPION | $25,000

Sponsors one Call For Kindness project for a year

  • Entry for fourteen (14) to the Event
  • Verbal recognition at the Event
  • Quarter-page ad in the Event Journal
  • Listed as a sponsor on our website
  • Social Media shoutout 
  • Event Journal shoutout


ADVOCATE | $15,000

Sponsors one Continuation Grant Fellow for a year

  • Entry for ten (10) to the Event
  • Signage at the Event
  • Opportunity to include a promo item in Event gift bags
  • Listed as a sponsor on our website
  • Social Media shoutout 
  • Event Journal shoutout


FRIEND | $7,500

Funds guest speakers and professional development for the next generation of kind leaders

  • Entry for six (6) to the Event
  • Listed as a sponsor on our website
  • Social Media shoutout 
  • Event Journal shoutout



Helps support one Call For Kindness Continuation Grant

  • Entry for four (4) to the Event
  • Listed as a sponsor on our website
  • Event Journal shoutout


FELLOW | $1,500

Helps support one Call For Kindness Fellow’s journey to a Retreat

  • Entry for two (2) to the Event
  • Listed as a sponsor on our website
  • Event Journal shoutout

Check back for updates on our exciting silent auction.

Why Invest in Riley’s Way?


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We are so grateful for our sponsors!



The Sandler Family
Insight Partners
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP



The Horner Family
Morgan Elwyn



Kathleen and Matt McCarthy
Brandon Haley and Anna Flett
Lauren and Sam Dillard



The Crystal Family
Rebecca and Eoin Duane & the Children’s Medical Research Foundation
Holcombe Greene
Douglas Lowey
Allison and David Sachs
The Schwartz Family
Alex. Brown Venture Capital Services Group and Raymond James Global Equities & Investment Banking
Debevoise & Plimpton
The Karmen Family
Heather and Andrew Zuckerman



Elizabeth and David Brooks
Dutchess Management LLC
The Harman Family
Eric Harrison
Katie and Aaron Hood
The Jacobs Family
Melissa Kasper
The Korn Family
Coller Capital
Mike and Kass Lazerow
Ciklum Services
Morgan Stanley
Edgar Sabounghi
The Schlakman Family
The Schwartzberg Family
Natalie and Jonathan Silverstein
The Spiro Family
Amy Wilson and David Flannery
Jason Zegans
Jonathan Zucker



David and Maggie Berg, The Bersh Family, Cheyne and Michael Beys, Steve and Abby Brody, Charlie Pigott at The Corcocan Group, Jack Dell, Dentons, Baker Tilly US LLP, Domino Creative, Portal Ventures, Eric Frank, Laura and Jonathan Gross, Andersen Foundation, The Heller Family, Michael and Darci Hirschberg, Jennifer Cypen Kaplan, Rachel and Drew Katz, The Kang Kumm Family, Katie Leonberger, CoPilot, Damon Liss Design, Brandon O’Daniell, Thilo and Angelica Semmelbauer, The Potash Family, Mission: Ingredients | Gabrielle Rubenstein, Jason Tillis, Schulte Roth and Zabel, JLL



Russell Anmuth, Janelle and Greg Berger, The Buckner Family, Jennifer Kotler Clarke, The Fasbender/Papapetrou Family, The Fodeman Family, Cindy and Brian Gavin, Deborah and Neal Goldman, The Greenfield Family, The Hight Family, Vinny, Sabrina and Lucas Johar, Terry and Lonnie Kaplan, Brian Kaufman, Mike and Devin Kerrigan, Carolyn Lamphier, Ann Lenane, Lindsey K Levine, Nina Lieberman, Joanna Liebman and Jared Fishman, Yolanda, Meredith and Nya Marshall, Bibi and Josh Miller, John Neamontis, Debbie Newman and David Binstock, Marc Packer, Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall, Brian and Ruth Raftery, Ontra, Robert and Nicole Robinson, Geula and Josh Solomon, Elisa Strauss