The 15th Annual IDEAL Gala

Join us on Monday, February 24, 2020, for our 15th Annual Gala

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10011

Each year, IDEAL holds its Annual Gala, where our school community and family of donors celebrate together while raising critical funds to offset the school’s operating costs.

This year, we are excited to honor four individuals who have been supporting the growth of the school since IDEAL was just an idea. We hope that you will join us as we reflect on this remarkable 15-year project in which our honorees’ knowledge, support, and guidance have been invaluable.
The IDEAL 15th Annual Gala honorees are:

  • Evan Azriliant, an IDEAL Board of Trustees member for 15 years
  • Annette Hayde, IDEAL’s first CFO and a recent IDEAL Board member
  • Elisabeth ("Babby") Krents, the longtime Admissions Director at The Dalton School and a member of the IDEAL Advisory Council 
  • Dr. David Salsberg, a neuropsychologist in private practice for over 20 years and an IDEAL Advisory Council member


Support the Gala

There are many ways to support IDEAL’s Annual Gala. Donate auction items using the online form or download a pdf form to print out and return.

Click here for the online version of the Gala Auction Donation Form.

Click here to download the pdf version of the Gala Auction Donation Letter and Form.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For details, contact Claudia Koota, Coordinator of Development, at