Annual Gala 2019

Join us on Monday, February 25, for our Annual Gala

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

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

We are excited to share the news that Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Jennifer Nettles will perform at the Gala! Ms. Nettles is the parent of an IDEAL student and committed to the inclusive mission of the school. Ms. Nettles is one half of the duo Sugarland as well as a solo artist. She is one of today’s most admired and animated talents. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Jennifer Nettles dressed in white on a city street, holding balloons
Photo of Jeff Rossen standing with hands on hips

We are thrilled to announce that investigative journalist Jeff Rossen will join us to host the festivities. Mr. Rossen created, hosts, and manages the Rossen Reports consumer investigative unit, America’s #1 consumer brand on television. He contributes to all NBC properties, including TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and Dateline NBC, and the network’s digital platforms. Download Mr. Rossen's bio here.

There are many ways to support IDEAL’s Annual Gala. Please click here to download a pdf of the Gala invitation.



Click here for the online version of the Gala Auction Donation Form. Please click the submit button when complete to send to Patricia Donini, Head of Advancement.

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 Patricia Donini, Head of Advancement, at