Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Celebrating with Pratt

Pratt Institute's Legends 2018 gala at Weylin.
On Thursday, October 25, Pratt Institute held its Legends 2018 gala at Weylin, the site of the iconic Williamsburg Savings Bank in Brooklyn, celebrating icons of art and design whose works have helped shape the cultural landscape. The event honored furniture company Steelcase and artist and Pratt alumnus William T. Williams.

The annual benefit provides vital funds for merit and need-based scholarships that help the approximately 80 percent of Pratt students who receive financial aid to pursue their educational and creative ambitions. The evening also included a special performance by singer-songwriter and actress Margot Bingham (She's Gotta Have It, The Family, and Boardwalk Empire.)  
Pratt Institute Student and Legends 2018 Award Designer Pierce Reed
James Ludwig, Pratt President Frances Bronet, William T. Williams
Halley K. Harrisburg, William T. Williams, Courtney J. Martin, James H. Dickerson, and Michael Rosenfeld
Arnold Syrop, Joanne Syrop, and Bob Siegel
Caroline Pratt, Mary Courtemanche, Chuck Pratt, And Kay Pratt
Bill Hilson, Santiago Piedrafita, and Marc Rosen
David and June Kim
Hazel Siegel, Bob Siegel, and Mark Stumer
Benjamin Fleming, Susan Young, David Aehrich, and Chris Shyer
Top row: Elizabeth Marquis and Philip Watty, Bottom row: Marc Rosen and Juliana Curran Terian
Bill and Barbara Hilson Pratt President Frances Bronet and Margot Bingham
Pratt President Frances Bronet
Pratt student Elle Munoz-Diaz
Lemon Anderson
Pierce Reed, Diana Wege, and James Ludwig
Courtney J. Martin and William T. Williams
Margot Bingham
On Thursday, November 1, Pratt Institute hosted a private dinner in celebration of the inauguration of its 12th president Frances Bronet on its historic campus in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Bronet, who became Pratt’s president on January 2, 2018, was officially inaugurated on Friday, November 2 in a ceremony also on campus.  The dinner was attended by Bronet’s family and friends, Pratt trustees, members of the Pratt family, as well as faculty, staff, and students.   
Guests celebrate Frances Bronet in Pratt Institute's Student Union
Asher Paules-Bronet, Ileana Paules-Bronet, President of Pratt Institute Frances Bronet, and Jeff Paules
Pratt Institute trustees Katharine L. McKenna and Howard S. Stein
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mike Pratt, Trustee Emerita Juliana Curran Terian, Frances Bronet, and Trustee Emeritus Marc Rosen
Provost of Pratt Institute Kirk E. Pillow and Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works D.K. Smith and Frances Bronet
Kay Pratt and Trustee David O. Pratt
Trustee Mark Stumer, President Emeritus Thomas F. Schutte, Tess Schutte, and Board Chair Bruce Gitlin
Carole Sirovich and Amy Hecht
Trustee Anne Van Ingen, Frances Bronet, and Trustee Anne N. Edwards
You’re invited this Thursday, November 15th to visit the Peruvian Connection store at Columbus Avenue at 76th Street to shop their new collection in support of American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

For One Day Only,
20% of ALL SALES in-store will be donated to the Society’s mission to lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Join them from 5 – 7 p.m. for a special reception for friends Making Strides in New York. NO RSVP necessary!

Peruvian Connection is holding this special evening to benefit the American Cancer Society’s work here in New York as well as at their stores in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Boston, and their new store in Aspen.

Photographs by Andrew Werner (Pratt Inauguration Dinner)