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Green-Wood Historic Fund Hosts Eighth Annual Fundraising Gala

September 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Award-winning actor John Turturro and critically acclaimed author and Green-Wood Board Member Malcolm MacKay will receive The DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence — the Green-Wood Historic Fund’s highest honor — at the eighth annual fundraising gala taking place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn.

The evening will feature cocktails alfresco followed by a seated dinner in one of the city’s most historic natural landscapes. The event will offer an auction of unique items and experiences, each with a special tie to Green-Wood and its history. All proceeds will support the Green-Wood Historic Fund and its many programs including restoration of the Landmarked Weir Greenhouse, trolley and walking tours, educational programs, concerts and outdoor theater.

An Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor, director, and writer, Turturro is also a Brooklynite and strong supporter of Green-Wood. A frequent visitor, he served as the gracious and eloquent narrator and star of a video, released last year, about Green-Wood’s fascinating history. Mackay, a life-long Brooklynite who can trace his local roots back 13 generations, brings to Green-Wood’s Board wisdom, insight and knowledge in nonprofit and cultural institution management. His generosity extends far beyond Green-Wood and has touched organizations like Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Community Foundation, and Sheltering Arms and Safe Space. A critically acclaimed author, MacKay demonstrates an unwavering commitment to preserving the cultural fabric of Brooklyn and New York City.

Attire is business casual and guests should enter at Green-Wood’s main gate at 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. For information about the event, visit www.green-wood.com/benefit.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Dinner and award presentation

The Green-Wood Historic Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.

Individual Ticket @ $250
Supporter Ticket @ $500: Includes choice seating for two and a listing in the program
Friend Ticket @ $1,000: Includes preferred seating for three and a listing in the program
Sponsor @ $2,500: Includes five select seats and a listing in the program
Patron @ $5,000: One table of 10 with choice seating and a listing in the program
Benefactor @ $10,000: One table of 10 with premium seating, prime listing in the program and acknowledgement from the podium
Founders Circle @ $25,000: Two tables of 10 with premium seating, prime listing in the program, and acknowledgment from the podium

For more information or to buy tickets, call 718-210-3080 or e-mail lisa_alpert@green-wood.com or visit www.green-wood.com/benefit. The deadline to purchase tickets is September 4, 2015.


September 16, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Green-Wood Historic Fund


500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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