2019 Marjorie's Fund Gala

April 10, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Music, Dancing, Auctions, Wine, Cheese, Hors d'Oeuvres and a Worthy Cause - programs that empower type 1 diabetes patients in resource-poor settings to thrive!

Join Top Chef finalist Sam Talbot for our 8th Anniversary Gala on April 10, 2019 at City Winery. Emmy award winning television journalist and coach, Jane Hanson, will be MC for the night!

Ticket Details
Young Professional

Under 30 (Limited Availability)


We are thrilled to invite you to our 8th anniversary gala.

We have some really exciting auction items this year!

  • Resort stays at exotic locations; Tickets to Rollings Stones Concert, Mets Experience,Wine Tasting for 10
  • And so much more....Please come back to see our updated list.


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. Her son Max is enrolled in Trialnet, currently has 2 markers for T1D, and just started his 2nd clinical prevention trial. Jane is active in outreach with newly diagnosed families and determined to show Max and Zoe first hand that diabetes doesn't hold you back. Jane learnt to run and has since run the Lind and New York marathons in support of JDRF, where she sits on the NYC board. She even agreed to an ambush makeover on the Today show in the name of diabetes awareness ( a move she still questions with her short haircut!). Jane lives in Manhattan with Dave, Max and Zoe.

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, hebegan working with Marjorie's Fund when the project expanded to include other international organizations providing support for type 1 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a native Rwandan, Laurien was personally affected by his professional life, when he observed first hand the impact that the international cohort was able to make on 100's of Rwanda youth with type 1 diabetes, whose life expectancy had been less than 1 year from diagnosis. Seeing patients smile and thrive, motivated to d more. In April, 2018, his work in Rwanda resulted in his alma mater, LaRoche College inducting him into the Distinguished Alumni Circle.

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.

Event Location
The Loft at City Winery New York
155 Varick Street
Closest garage: Edison Parking 272 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
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