WHEN

Monday, April 27, 2020

Virtual Reception & Awards Presentation

6:30–7:30pm

HONORING

Karen E. Franz

CEO, AKRF

William C. Rudin

CEO and Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Company

ALUMNI HONOREE

Gregg Bishop (LNY21)

Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services

*Link to join Coro Virtual Gala 2020 will be shared with registered attendees*

For questions or inquiries, please contact Daryl Garrett at 212 248 2935 or daryl@coro.nyc

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Karen E. Franz

CEO, AKRF

Karen E. Franz is the Chief Executive Officer of AKRF, a premier consulting firm based in New York City with over 350 planners, engineers, and scientists serving the needs of real estate, transportation, water, and energy clients. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University. Karen is a Senior Officer of AKRF and previously directed the firm’s Engineering Department, leading major New York City initiatives to bring coastal resiliency and sustainable infrastructure to local communities. Her prominent projects have included East Side Coastal Resiliency, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Astoria Park, Governors Island Park and Public Space, and New York City Green Infrastructure, as well as infrastructure planning for Coney Island, Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus, and the Cornell Tech Campus.

William C. Rudin 

CEO & Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Company

As CEO and Co-Chairman of Rudin Management Company, William C. Rudin oversees the company’s entire real estate portfolio of 16 office towers comprising more than 10 million square feet, 18 luxury apartment buildings, and a world-class residential development project. Under his leadership the integration of technology and environmental design are hallmarks of Rudin’s development philosophy. Mr. Rudin is the current chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York and former Chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable.  He is also chairman of the Battery Conservancy and a board member of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), the Partnership for New York City, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Economic Club of New York, and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York City Marathon Committee.

Gregg Bishop (LNY21)

Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services

As Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Gregg Bishop is charged with running a dynamic City agency focused on equity of opportunity, that leads to economic self-sufficiency and mobility for New York City’s diverse communities. SBS actively connects New Yorkers to good jobs, creates stronger businesses, and builds a thriving economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Born in Grenada and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Bishop began his career at the agency in 2008 and was successively promoted to Commissioner in 2015. Since becoming Commissioner, he has launched the ‘Love your Local‘ initiative to celebrate independent, neighborhood businesses, CUNY 2x Tech to double the number of CUNY students with a tech-related bachelor’s degrees and the Black Entrepreneurship Initiative (BE NYC) to help more black-owned businesses start and grow. During his tenure, he has also connected a record number of small businesses to capital and served a record number of women through the WE NYC program. Prior to his career in government, Bishop served as the Senior Manager of Workforce Development at NPower, and the Director of Web Operations at Oxygen Media.  He was the Vice President of Technology Operations at TheStreet.com and began his career at VIBE Magazine during the pioneering days of the web. Bishop received a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University. He is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.

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Coro Gala Sponsorship Levels:

$50,000 – CORO CHAMPION

  • 25 tickets to Virtual Gala Tables in preferred sector
  • Recognition from Virtual Gala host
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables
  • Name and/or logo listed on invitation as lead sponsor
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$25,000 – LEADER

  • 15 tickets to Virtual Gala Tables in preferred sector
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables
  • Name and/or logo listed on invitation
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$15,000 – CHANGEMAKER

  • 10 tickets to Virtual Gala Tables in preferred sector
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables
  • Name and/or logo listed on invitation
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$10,000 – BENEFACTOR

  • 10 tickets to Virtual Gala Tables in preferred sector
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables
  • Name and/or logo listed on invitation
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$7,500 – SUSTAINER

  • 6 tickets to Virtual Gala Tables in preferred sector
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$5,000 – PATRON

  • 4 tickets to Virtual Gala Tables in preferred sector
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables
  • Name and/or logo on Coro website and in e-newsletters

$2,500 – SUPPORTER

  • 2 tickets to the Gala
  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables

$1,500 – BUILDER

  • Acknowledgment during Virtual Gala Tables

$100 – SUGGESTED ALUMNI TICKET

  • Donations from Coro Virtual Gala 2020 will support scholarships to keep Coro accessible for more New York changemakers.

*Submit your hi-res logos to Daryl Garrett at Daryl@coro.nyc by April 15, 2020

Make checks payable to:
Coro New York Leadership Center

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