Help Change Lives at SAY's 17th Annual Chefs' Gala

SAY's 17th Annual Chefs' Gala 6PM - May 13, 2019

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young



Kelli O’Hara (Tony Award-Winning Actress)


SAY: Budd Mayer Advocacy Award Recipient – Thomas Kail (Award-Winning Director, Hamilton)

SAY: Hall of Fame Inductee – Everett Bradley

Gala Chairs

Fred & Maria Ragucci, TD Ameritrade

Gala Co-Chairs

Bettina & Michael Klein, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Networks, The Moglia Family Foundation

Gala Vice-Chairs

AECOM Tishman, Guggenheim Partners, Silvia Martinez & Charles Helme, Marcia & Bill Withers

Special Appearances by Celebrity Friends*

Wayne Brady, Christopher Jackson, James Naughton, Fisher Stevens, and many more!

Incredible Chefs*

Marc Vetri – SAY Board Member & Renowned Chef will be joined by Matt Buehler – Vetri Cucina, Joey Campanaro – The Little Owl, Marco Canora – Hearth, Richard Capizzi – Lincoln Ristorante, Gabrielle Hamilton – Prune Restaurant, Adam Leonti – Leonti, Melissa Rodriguez – Del Posto, Mark Rosati – Shake Shack, Jared Sippel – Trattoria Italienne, Michael Symon – Michael Symon Restaurants, Bill Telepan – Oceana, and Jonathan Waxman – Jams.

Performance – NYU Skirball – 6PM

Join us Monday, May 13, at 6pm, in New York City for an unforgettable evening, including a performance at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts featuring the kids of SAY, who will be joined by Hamilton stars Brandon Victor Dixon, Christopher Jackson, and more, along with other celebrity friends. 

Chefs’ Tasting Event – The Lighthouse

The performance will be followed by an incredible Chefs’ Tasting starting 8pm, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, where SAY Board Member and Renowned Chef Marc Vetri will be joined by top chefs to prepare gourmet small plates. 

For 17 years, we have helped young people SAY what’s in their hearts, SAY what’s on their minds, SAY what they want to SAY, SAY the stories they want to tell, SAY the things they want the world to know about them, and SAY the things they want the world to hear.

With your support, we will continue to underwrite over $1,000,000 in programmatic costs annually, to ensure that these inspiring and brave young people can SAY the things that shouldn’t go unsaid.

Reserve Your Gala Package

FOUNDER PACKAGE • $25,000  SAY Purchase

• Exclusive pre-show Chefs’ cooking experience and Meet & Greet with Marc Vetri for 12 guests

• VIP pre-show cocktail party tickets for 12 guests

• 12 VIP tickets for the performance

• VIP table for 12 at the Chefs’ Tasting Event, plus personal Concierge

• Acknowledgement on website, press release &  select event signage

• Acknowledgement by Host during Performance and by Founder during dinner

• Full page ad & special recognition in Gala program

CEO PACKAGE • $15,000  SAY Purchase

• VIP pre-show cocktail party tickets for 10 guests

• 10 premier tickets for the performance

• Premier table for 10 at the Chefs’ Tasting Event, with acknowledgement by Founder during dinner

• Half page ad & special recognition in the Gala program

PRESIDENT PACKAGE  • $10,000  SAY Purchase

• 10 prime tickets for the performance

• Prime table for 10 at the Chefs’ Tasting Event

• Quarter page ad & special recognition in the

Gala program


• 10 preferred tickets for the performance

• Preferred table for 10 at the Chefs’ Tasting Event

• Special recognition in the Gala program

PRODUCER TICKET • $1,000  SAY Purchase

• 1 prime ticket for performance and Chefs’ Tasting Event

• Special recognition in the Gala program

DIRECTOR TICKET • $500  SAY Purchase

• 1 preferred ticket for performance & Chefs’ Tasting Event


• Reserved seating for performance only

(Please note that the performance-only ticket will not provide access to the post-show Chefs’ Tasting Event with the honorees, honored guests, and celebrities.)

Program Listings

SAY Purchase $5,000 Full Page Listing

• Full page ad and special recognition in Gala program

SAY Purchase $2,500 Half Page Listing

• Half page ad and special recognition in Gala program

SAY Purchase $1,000 Quarter Page Listing

• Quarter page ad and special recognition in Gala program

*Artwork and payment for ads must be received by April 15, 2019.


For questions about the event, please contact Noah Cornman today at, or 212-414-9696.

Can’t attend? You can still support SAY today!

SAY Purchase

Enjoy this video from previous SAY's Annual Gala Benefit

Benefit Committee

(as of 5.1.19)

Jane Alexander

Riki Alexander

Marrah & Lee Balan

Lackland H. Bloom III

Everett Bradley

Angelina Bruno-Metzger & John Gaut

Corey Caporale

Kerry & Noah Cornman

Linda D’Alessandro & Jay Badame

Frank DiLella

Dr. Joseph Donaher

Brenda Edwards

Will Edwards

Rachel Glube & David Friedman

Sunny & Brad Goldberg

Dan Greenwald

Tobey Grumet

Brandon Guidry

Barry Gurland

Richard Hester & Michael Mastro

Julianne Hoffenberg

Jonathan Hunt

Paul Johansen

Seth Kaller

Marie & Fred Kaplowitz

Silvia Martinez & Charles Helme

Jennifer & Seth McGuire

Danielle & Steven Mirsky

Chad Morganlander

Patricia Mulvey & Michael Cornman

Keira Naughton

Claudia & Mark Negron

Agnes & Brian Nolan

Kelli O’Hara & Greg Naughton

Angela, Macrae & Andrew Olson

Leigh Pennebaker & Taro Alexander

Cliff Perlman

Barbara & Alan Polinsky

Kate Popovich & Peter Gargiulo

Lili & Judah Rosenberg

Phil Schneider

Shachar & Jason Scott

Liz Tuccillo

Marc Vetri

Justin Waller & Michael Stehlik

Susan Ziskin & Daniel Ginsberg

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