2019 Marjorie's Fund Gala

April 10, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 8:30PM

Support us and Chef Sam Talbot in empowering adults with type 1 diabetes in resource-poor settings to thrive. Enjoy a night of music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, fabulous auction items, extraordinary honorees.

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Give back and win during our silent and live auctions. Emmy award winning television journalist and coach, Jane Hanson, will be MC for the night!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Are you ready??? Here is just a sampling of auction items. We will also have a surprise live auction item from Chef Sam Talbot!

  • Tickets to a Rolling Stones Concert on June 13, 2019 at MetLife Stadium
  • Mets Experience with the Mets Photographer
  • Resort stays at Nihi Sumba near Bali Indonesia; Lake Como, Bellagio, Italy
  • Box Seats to a Yankees Game
  • Getaways to quaint medieval village near the Ionian coast in Badolato, Calabria; a beautiful country side home in Esperanza, Dominican Republic
  • Ultimate Staycations in New York City and Southampton, Long Island
  • Wine tasting for 8-10 people at home
  • Case of Temecula Valley Wines; Don Julio Tequila; Bottle of Champagne
  • And much more... Nars Cosmetic Basket, Warby Parker Sunglasses, Restaurant Gift Certificates, Invitation to Magic Castle, Personal Training Session with Kyle Cochran, SWII model watches...


Jane Kearsey is an English qualified Barrister transplanted to the US for the last 18 years, working in the Goldman Sachs partners Family Office for 13 of those years. Jane's daughter Zoe was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 6 years ago at the of 3 and came to quickly appreciate the support on offer from the T1D community.

Laurien Sibomana is the Program Coordinator for Marjorie's Fund's Rwanda programs. Laurien began working at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 as Research Coordinator with a program on type 1 diabetes in Rwanda. In 2014, he began working with Marjorie's Fund when the project expanded to include other international organizations providing support for type 1 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Host Committee

  • Samantha Shanken Baker - Chair
  • Elizabeth Snouffer - 2018 Honoree
  • Michael Morrison
  • Robin Beth Askins
  • Linda Van Grover
  • Barry Liebman
  • Claudia Slavin
  • Susan Wasserman
  • Virginia Dutton
  • Margie Goldsmith

Board Of Directors (all members of the Host Committee)

  • Howard Goldman - Board Chair
  • Jason Baker, MD - Co-Founder & Medical Director
  • Thomas Fillman
  • Sarah Francis-Bland
  • Margie Goldsmith
  • Michael Gordon - Board Secretary
  • Penny Kip
  • Jacqueline Murray
  • Sandy Narayanan - Co-Founder & Treasurer
  • Clara Pizzarello
  • Samantha Shanken Baker
  • Susan Wasserman
  • Liz Wolf

Event Sponsors


155 Varick Street (Between Spring & Vandam Streets) New York, New York 10013

By Subway: 1 Train to Houston Street or Canal Street; C / E Trains to Spring Street

By Bus: M20 downtown or uptown, M5 uptown only, M21 crosstown (week-days only)

Parking: Parking garage on Spring Street between Hudson and Varick, 1 block South of City Winery. Street parking on Vandam available after 7 p.m.