Donors take a spinning class together to raise money for HEAF.
HEAF events connect our students with each other, expose students to networking career opportunities and connect our donors and volunteers with our organization.

Upcoming Events

HEAF Gala 2022 – Celebrating Our Roots

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and those who have set the foundation and continue to support HEAF’s amazing work, helping open doors to college for students from underserved communities across New York City. This year we are proud to honor:

Daniel Rose
HEAF Co-Founder & Chair Emeritus

The late Joanna S. Rose
HEAF Co-Founder

Dennis M. Walcott
President and CEO of the Queens Public Library & Former Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education


Fall Gala 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Cocktails | 6:00 pm
Dinner | 7:00 pm
Cipriani 42nd St
110 E 42nd St,
New York, NY 10017

Have any questions or want to learn more about this event?
Please contact Stefin Woolever, [email protected] or 212.663.9732 ext 318

*We ask that all guests be vaccinated and proof of vaccination will be required to enter

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