Voices 15

May 21, 2019
Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street)

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Voices 15, which was our most successful gala yet! Over 550 friends and supporters joined Bro/Sis for an amazing night in celebration of our members and their stories. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, who came together to raise over $1.3 million! Please save October 5, 2020, when we will gather again to celebrate 25 years of Bro/Sis!

Check out below the short video we premiered at Voices, Our Story,  and also the poems and speeches from our young people and alumni – their incredible words and poems brought all in attendance to their feet. 



What is Voices?

Voices is our signature annual celebration of our youth and our life changing programming. Voices provides a platform for our members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances.

Voices is also the time when we celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of our honorees – individuals who embody the ideals of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol: Positivity, Community, Knowledge and Future. If you have any questions, please contact John Dumey, Director of Development, at [email protected].


Our Story

Watch the poetry performances and speeches from our recent gala…

Chloe Salaam-Davis, Bro/Sis Member

Zora Howard, Bro/Sis Alumna

Abraham Velazquez, Bro/Sis Alumnus

Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director & Co-Founder

Maryam Aifa, Bro/Sis Member

Event Co-Chairs

Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Bro/Sis

Clara Markowicz
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Bro/Sis

Event Fundraising Chairs

Marcy Grau* & Bennett Grau
Ann Hicks & Weston Hicks
Marti Meyerson* & Jamie Hooper

Event Fundraising Vice Chair

Tiffany R. Warren*

*Bro/Sis Board of Directors Member

Coordinating Committee

Paul E. Butler*
B. Alan Echtenkamp*
Ross Haime*
Khary Lazarre-White
Ravi J. Mallik*
Alondra Nelson*

Benefit Committee

Stephen Bailey
Laura & Lloyd Blankfein
Elizabeth & Stuart Bohart
Ernest Boyd
Ulrika & Joel Citron
Heather Corbett
Annie Dickerson & Dr. Soumi Eachempati
Mayor David N. Dinkins
Kate Engelbrecht
Pat & Ali Fels
Robert Fullilove*
Renee Goff
Katja Goldman
Stephen C. Graham*
Farah Griffin*
Damon Hewitt*
Michelle Johnson
Carol M. Joseph
James A. Krauskopf*
Rashida K. La Lande*
Jane Lazarre*
Kathy Mele
Peter Mensch
Jon Moscow*
Clarence A. Nesbitt
Pedro A. Noguera*
Michelle Ores* & Charles N. Schorin
Lida Orzeck
Ilene and Jerry Schiff
Jeffery Povero & Jeffrey Schneider
Lisa Schultz*
Andrietta Sims*
Andrea Stern
Elizabeth Szancer
Yokasta Tineo*
Reverend John Vaughn*
Miguel Vias
Nina M. Wells & Theodore V. Wells
Douglas H. White*
Carine Williams
Terence Winter*


Bronze Sponsors:

  • Jeannie Blaustein & Peter Bokor
  • Carrington Holding Company
  • Citigroup
  • Columbia University
  • Kate Engelbrecht
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Rashida K. La Lande | Heather Corbett

  • Rahsan & Letena Lindsay
  • Margot & Ravi J. Mallik

  • Clara Markowicz
  • Lida Orzeck
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
  • Miguel Vias
  • Terence & Rachel Winter
  • NYU
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