WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2017

Reception and Awards Presentation: 6:30-9:30pm

Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway (at 36th St.)

 

HONORING

 

STEPHEN LEFKOWITZ

Of Counsel, Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department

 

JONATHAN L. MECHANIC

Chairman, Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department

 

PHILIP LI

Executive Director, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

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Support Levels:

Visionary – $50,000

Leader – $25,000

Changemaker – $15,000

Benefactor – $10,000

Sustainer – $7,500

Patron – $5,000

Supporter – $2,500

Builder – $1,000

Friend – $550

Alumni – $275

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2017 Coro Awards Gala Sponsorship Packages

$50,000 Visionary

  • 20 tickets to the reception
  • Reserved seating near podium for the program
  • E-journal ad (most frequently shown)*
  • Name listed on invitation as lead sponsor
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters
  • Recognition from the stage at the Gala

$25,000 Leader

  • 10 tickets to the reception
  • Reserved seating for the program
  • E-journal ad (frequently shown)*
  • Name listed on invitation
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$15,000 Changemaker

  • 10 tickets to the reception
  • E-journal ad*
  • Name listed on invitation
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$10,000 Benefactor

  • 8 tickets to the reception
  • Listing in e-journal
  • Name listed on invitation
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$7,500 Sustainer

  • 6 tickets to the reception
  • Listing in e-journal
  • Name on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$5,000 Patron

  • 4 tickets to the reception
  • Listing in e-journal
  • Name on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$2,500 Supporter

  • 2 tickets to the reception
  • Listing in e-journal

E-Journal Ads

  • $1,500 – Full screen ad*

 

 

* Please submit your hi-res ads (formatted at 1920×1080 for 16:9 ratio) to ldavis@coronewyork.org by April 7, 2017.

Details:

 

When: Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Awards Presentation at 7:30 pm

Where: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street

What: Reception with drinks, buffet, café tables for informal seating.

Attire: Business

 

No tickets will be mailed.  Guest names will be at registration.

 

 

 

Stephen Lefkowitz – Of Counsel, Fried Frank

Stephen Lefkowitz is a real estate of counsel resident in Fried Frank’s New York office. He was a partner in the Firm from 2003 to 2015.

Mr. Lefkowitz’s practice focuses on real estate development, with an emphasis on land use, zoning and structuring large-scale, complex projects involving public/private development and financing arrangements.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Lefkowitz held various positions. From 1976 to 1982, he was an associate professor at Columbia University School of Law. In 1976, he served as counsel to the New York State Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development. From 1971 to 1975, he served as general counsel to the New York State Urban Development Corporation (Empire State Development Corporation) and had previously served as special assistant counsel to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. He currently serves as secretary, member of the board of directors and member of the executive committee of the Alliance for Downtown New York.

Mr. Lefkowitz is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1). He is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Real Estate as well as Real Estate: Land Use and Zoning (Leading Lawyer). In addition, Real Estate Weekly recognized Mr. Lefkowitz in its 2008 All Stars edition, which honors real estate industry leaders.

He received his LLB, magna cum laude, in 1962 from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. He received his BA, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1959, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice in New York.

 

Jonathan L. Mechanic – Partner, Fried Frank

Jonathan L. Mechanic is chairman of Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department. Prior to joining Fried Frank as a partner, he was general counsel and a managing director of HRO International Ltd., a real estate development organization responsible for the development of more than 2.5 million square feet of office space in Manhattan.

Mr. Mechanic routinely counsels developers, owners, investors, REITs, and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition and development of office, retail, hotel and mixed-use properties; commercial mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing; acquisition and sale of distressed debt; and joint ventures and restructurings. Notably, he represented a Paramount led joint venture in its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s U.S. headquarters at 60 Wall Street and CWCapital Asset Management in its sale of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village to Blackstone Group and Ivanhoé Cambridge. He also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing and ground lease transactions.

Mr. Mechanic is a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Governors for the Real Estate Board of New York and the Board of Trustees of NYU Law School. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a member of the Advisory Board of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Columbia University Center for Urban Real Estate, and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Mr. Mechanic received his JD from New York University School of Law in 1977, where he served as an editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, and his BA, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1974. He is admitted to practice in New York.

 

Philip Li – President, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

Philip Li is the President & CEO of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, which wants to create a vibrant New York City by investing in leadership and leadership development.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Phil served as the Chief Operating Officer at both The Century Foundation, a public policy think tank, and Brooklyn Community Foundation, which he helped convert from a private foundation to a public charity. For four years he led the philanthropy practice at Changing Our World, a consulting firm serving the social sector. He started his work in the sector as the Executive Director of the Coro New York Leadership Center. Phil was introduced to Coro as a participant in its Leadership New York program, which prompted him to make the jump to the world of nonprofit.

For a dozen years he called Wall Street home. Phil started his career as an analyst at Merrill Lynch, worked on the team at Marine Midland Bank that effected its merger with HSBC, and finished as a junk bond analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.

Phil currently serves as the board chair of Philanthropy New York, the regional association of grantmakers in the metropolitan area. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Phil has a BA in Economics and Biology and an MBA from The Wharton School in Finance and Strategic Planning.

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For more information, contact Lauren Davis Waisanen at ldavis@coronewyork.org
The Coro Awards Gala raises funds for new leaders to benefit from Coro’s leadership training programs.  From students and executives to activists and entrepreneurs, Coro teaches leaders across sectors how New York City works so that they can make it better.

For more information, contact Lauren Davis Waisanen at ldavis@coronewyork.org, or (212) 248 2935 ext. 315