As the iconic New York City skyline twinkles in the distance, join LISC NY for the 2024 Big Apple Awards Gala, once again taking place at the legendary Rainbow Room on Thursday, April 18th, 2024. This year’s event promises a night of celebration, reflection, and renewed commitment to building a more equitable New York City.
This year’s theme, “Preserving the Legacy of Equity” holds profound significance for us. this year’s theme compels us to recommit ourselves to a collective mission — building and safeguarding an equitable New York for all. In the face of recent legislative changes that may pose challenges to our vision, this gala becomes a crucial platform. It is an opportunity to amplify the voices of those who persistently advocate for affordable housing, economic development, quality healthcare, safety, and education across every corner of our state.
The Big Apple Gala also holds a special significance, as it marks a farewell and tribute to the pioneering spirit of LISC’s President, Denise Scott, whose unwavering dedication has left an indelible mark on our organization and the pursuit of equity. After over two decades of dedicated service to the organization, Denise is retiring, leaving behind a legacy of transformative leadership and unwavering commitment to the advancement of LISC’s mission.
LISC NY’s investment strategy is guided by three pillars:
- radical healing that counters racial bias and inequity;
- inclusive economic transformation;
- and sustainable wealth generation in communities of color.
This year we will once again celebrate the achievements of extraordinary organizations and individuals, whose work has made a distinct impact on the lives of countless New Yorkers. Their stories of resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their communities serve as an inspiration to us all.
We are thrilled to highlight the work of our 2024 champions:
- Community Partner of the Year: Central Brooklyn EDC
- Deal of the Year: Bushwick Starr
- Corporate Partnership of the Year: Citizens
- Honoring the Legacy of former LISC President, Denise Scott