The 10th Anniversary Lighthouse Gala
Celebrating a decade of guiding educators in explicit writing instruction through the Hochman Method.

Join us for an evening
of celebration

This May, The Writing Revolution proudly presents its 10th Anniversary Lighthouse Gala, honoring a decade of empowering educators with the Hochman Method®, developed by our founder, Dr. Judith C. Hochman. This revolutionary approach significantly improves students’ writing, reading, and critical thinking skills across various subjects and grade levels. 

Judith C. Hochman, Ed. D

Creator of the Hochman Method® and founder of 
The Writing Revolution

Monday
May 20, 2024
Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St. NYC
Cocktail Hour
6 PM – 7 PM
Dinner & Program
7 PM – 9 PM
Cocktail/Business Attire

We warmly invite you to an evening of reflection, celebration, and forward-looking inspiration. Together, we will shine a light on the remarkable journey of The Writing Revolution and set our sights on an even brighter future. 

Event Chairs

Joseph V. Amato

President & CIO, Equities
Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Lisa Amato

Board Chair
The Writing Revolution

TWR Executive Leadership

Toni-Ann Vroom, Ph.D.

Co-CEO

Dina Zoleo, Ph.D.

Co-CEO

TWR Board Members

Kathleen Abrahamson
Lisa Amato
Deirdre DeAngelis-D’Alessio
Judith C. Hochman, Ed. D
Chris Stern Hyman, Esq.
Andrew S. Komaroff
Martin Oppenheimer
David L. Patrón, Esq.
Ivonne Gonzalez Ruggles
Dina Zoleo, Ph.D.
Toni Ann-Vroom, Ph.D.

Event Honorees

Join us in recognizing and honoring these luminaries in education, who have advocated for effective writing instruction for teachers and students around the world.

Jean-Claude Brizard

President & CEO,

Digital Promise

The Beacon of Excellence Award in Advocacy

Deirdre DeAngelis-D’Alessio

Retired Principal,
New Dorp High School & TWR Board Member

The Beacon of Excellence Award in Leadership

Gwendolyn Payton

Instructional Superintendent,
DCPS

The Beacon of Excellence Award in Leadership

Natalie Wexler

Author of “The Knowledge Gap” & co-author of “The Writing Revolution”

The Beacon of Excellence Award in Advocacy

Sponsorships & Ticket Levels

Sponsorship Details

$50,000 Lighthouse

  • Two premier tables of ten (20 seats)
  • Premier recognition on step and repeat*
  • Premier recognition on all print and digital event materials*
  • Premier recognition on TWR website and Gala event page*
  • Full-page printed ad and full-screen digital ad
  • Two dedicated social media posts on TWR social channels
  • Dedicated thank you email blast to TWR database
  • Opportunity to contribute one item to guest gift bag

$25,000 Revolutionary

  • One premier table of ten (10 seats)
  • Recognition on all print and digital event materials*
  • Recognition on TWR website and Gala event page*
  • Full-page printed ad and full-screen digital ad
  • One dedicated social media post on TWR social channels
  • Opportunity to contribute one item to guest gift bag

$10,000 Visionary

  • One table of ten (10 seats)
  • Recognition on all print and digital event materials*
  • Recognition on TWR website and Gala event page*

*Corporate sponsors will receive recognition via logo listing and individual sponsors via name listing

Ticket Details

$1,000 Illuminator

Covers the full scholarship of one educator to be trained in the Hochman Method

  • Prime seating for two (2 seats)
  • Name listing in digital event program ad
  • Name listing on TWR website and Gala event page

Covers the full scholarship of one educator to continue their education/training with The Writing Revolution

  • Seating for one (1 seat)
  • Name listing on TWR website and Gala event page

Digital Ads

$2,500 Full Screen

  • A full-screen digital ad showcasing your company, name, or product prominently featured during the event on a rotating slide show.

$1,250 Half-screen

  • A half-screen digital ad showcasing your company, name, or product prominently featured during the event on a rotating slide show.

Reserve or Donate

PURCHASE BY CREDIT CARD
PURCHASE BY CHECK
PURCHASE BY WIRE TRANSFER

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Joie M. Langford, CFRE by calling at (212) 386-7636 or emailing at JLangford@thewritingrevolution.org

For more information on how TWR uses your data, see the organization’s privacy policy.

10 years of sharing Dr. Hochman’s revolutionary method with educators and their students

A Groundbreaking Start

2014

TWR incorporates as a non-profit and hires its first faculty members: Toni-Ann Vroom and Dina Zoleo

2017

The Writing Revolution: A Guide for Advancing Thinking Through Writing (an Amazon bestseller) is published

2021

TWR trains educators in all 50 states and 13 countries

2022

The Louisiana Department of Education embeds TWR strategies in its ELA curriculum

2024

TWR expands its reach to 30,000+ educators and 900,000+ students (and counting…)

A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD

Directions

Getting to the event

Address

Tribeca Rooftop

2 Debrosses Street

New York, NY 10013

By Taxi

The easiest way to get to TribecaRooftop is to take a cab to Canal Street and Hudson Street, walk one block south on Hudson Street to Desbrosses Street and make a right turn.  The entrance is at 2 Desbrosses Street.  Due to traffic around the Holland Tunnel, please allow extra travel time if you are taking a taxi.

By Car

Travel to the West SideHighway (West St.).  Exit east ontoVestry Street, which is one exit south of the Canal Street exit.  Travel to Hudson St (1st traffic light).  Turn left and stay in the farthest left lane (local).  Make first left onto Desbrosses Street.  The entrance to Tribeca Rooftop is the first set of double doors on the right.

By Subway

Take the 1 train to the Canal Street station. Walk one block west along Canal to Hudson Street.  Walk one block south to Desbrosses Street and make a right.  The entrance is at 2 Desbrosses Street.  OR  Take the A, C or E trains to Canal and 6th Avenue.  Walk two blocks West along Canal to Hudson Street. Walk one block south to Desbrosses Street and make a right.  The entrance is at 2 Desbrosses Street. 

From Long Island

Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) West to Queens Midtown Tunnel.  Proceed to the FDR Drive South.  Follow the FDR to lower Manhattan (West St.).  West Street will turn into the West SideHighway North.  Stay in the far right lane and turn right onto Vestry Street exit. Follow the directions by car.

From New Jersey

When exiting the Holland Tunnel stay in your far right lane to exit  Uptown/Canal Street.  At the traffic light make a right turn ontoHudson Street.  Stay in the far left lane(local) and proceed 2 blocks north and turn left onto Desbrosses Street.  The entrance to Tribeca Rooftop is the first set of double doors on the right.

Parking Options

Icon Parking

(212) 249-1477

92 Laight St.
New York, NY 10013

Edison ParkFast

(212) 675-8910

272 Spring St.
New York, NY 1001

LAZ Parking

(646) 708-6999

294 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

Public Parking

(212) 490 3460

34 Desbrosses St.
New York, NY 10013

456 Washington St Parking Garage

(212) 334-2004

456 Washington St.
New York, NY 10013

We envision a world where all students, especially those from historically marginalized communities, possess the writing skills necessary to succeed in school, in the workplace, and in life.

For more information, contact:

Joie M. Langford, CFRE
Director of Development
(212) 386-7636

JLangford@thewritingrevolution.org