Ziegfeld Ballroom
 141 West 54th St, New York, NY 10019
 Thursday, May 12, 2022
 6:30 pm EDT

Our 17th annual Voices gala held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 was the most successful fundraiser BroSis has ever held. Over 500 friends and supporters joined us for a fantastic night in celebration of our members and their voices. We are overwhelmed by your generosity – thanks to all of you, we raised over $1.75 million dollars!


It was our great privilege to honor Khary Lazarre-WhiteJason Warwin, and Elizabeth Acevedo, who all spoke powerfully about the importance of our work educating, organizing, and training for social justice. We also thank our gracious Board Member, Dr. Farah Griffin, for the wonderful job she did moderating the conversation with Khary and Jason.

It is not too late to make a gift in support of Voices. Click here to support the life-changing work of BroSis.

elizabeth acevedo’s award acceptance speech

Elizabeth was honored and presented with The Frida Kahlo Award for Innovative Creativity at our Voices gala. We were so proud to recognize Elizabeth as an alumni member of The Brotherhood Sister Sol – the first to ever be honored at Voices – a woman who entered our doors as a powerful, brave and brilliant girl, who became a woman whose voice and artistry inspires the current members of our organization.

voices 17 live stream

For those who were unable to attend – or who want to rewatch the powerful student speeches, poetry performances, and inspiring remarks – check out the full live stream of our Voices gala held on May 12, 2022 below!

The evening featured a very special surprise message from Oprah Winfrey for Khary and Jason – watch it below. Twenty years after presenting them with her Angel Network Use Your Life Award – and a $100,000 donation – Oprah shared her congratulations with the packed crowd.

voices 17 highlights

Watch these powerful short films that we premiered during our 17th annual benefit gala, Building a Beacon, and Khary & Jason’s Storyand share widely!

voices 17 photos

Check out photos from our recent gala below.




jason warwin


elizabeth acevedo

For over 25 years, The Brotherhood Sister Sol has been at the forefront of social justice, educating, organizing and training to challenge inequity and champion opportunity for all.

Voices is our signature annual celebration of our youth and life-changing programming. Voices provides a platform for members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances. Voices is also the time we celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of our honorees – individuals who embody the ideals of BroSis in educating, organizing, and training.

If you have any questions, please contact John Dumey, Director of Development, at

voices program

Click here to view the Voices journal, which includes info about BroSis, our honorees Khary, Jason, Elizabeth, and the gala program  

  covid safety

Please note that all guests must be fully vaccinated to attend Voices. We ask that attendees be prepared to show photo ID and your vaccination card, a photo of your card, or the Excelsior Pass to staff upon entry. While New York City is no longer mandating vaccination for events, we are taking this additional step out of an abundance of caution.

We are also planning on streaming Voices over the internet, details about which will be shared shortly – stay tuned!

voices CO-CHAIRS

Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay*
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, BroSis

Clara Markowicz*
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, BroSis


voices fundraising chairs

Marti Meyerson* & Jamie Hooper
Salil Seshadri
Tiffany R. Warren*



Paul E. Butler*
Brianne Garcia*
Ross Haime*
Detavio Samuels*
Terence Winter*


Stuart & Elizabeth Bohart
Ernest Boyd
Ulrika & Joel Citron
Heather Corbett*
Rosario Dawson
B. Alan Echtenkamp*
Gabrielle Giattino
Peter Gourdine
Stephen C. Graham*
Marcy* & Bennett Grau
Farah Griffin*
Damon Hewitt*
Ann & Weston Hicks
Mimi Hunter
Sherrilyn Ifill

Bill T. Jones
Carol M. Joseph
Kippy Joseph
Andrew Kleiman
Richard Kleiman
James A. Krauskopf*
Rashida K. La Lande*
Jane Lazarre*
Marcus Littles*
Ravi J. Mallik*
Diarra McKinney
Peter Mensch
Pedro A. Noguera*
Michelle Ores* & Charles N. Schorin
Lida Orzeck*
Joshua & Lizzy Ott
Lisa Schultz*
Andrietta Sims*
Lauren Starr
Elizabeth Szancer & Tom Zoufaly
Susan L. Taylor
Yokasta Tineo*
Reverend John Vaughn*
Miguel Vias*
Carrie Mae Weems
Nina M. Wells & Theodore V. Wells
Douglas H. White*
Carine M. Williams
Lisa Wolfe

*BroSis Board of Directors Member

Gold SponsorS

Sony Music Group
Marti Meyerson & Jamie Hooper
Omnicom Group

Silver Sponsors

Vicki & Bill Abrams

Jeannie Blaustein & Peter Bokor
The Cahill Family
B. Alan Echtenkamp & Pamela Sandler
Katja Goldman & Michael Sonnenfeldt
Alice Gottesman
Marcy & Bennett Grau
Ann & Weston Hicks
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.
Rahsan-Rahsan & Letena Lindsay
Kathy Mele
Peter Mensch
The Dr. David M. Milch Foundation
Michelle Ores & Charles N. Schorin
Lida Orzeck
Suki Sandler & Gillian Sandler
Zach & Lori Schreiber & PointState Capital
Lisa & Bob Schultz
Salil & Jennifer Seshadri

Wells Fargo

Bronze Sponsors

Thirty Five Ventures/Kevin Durant  Charity Foundation
BlackRock, Inc.
Ulrika & Joel Citron
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
Galvan Foundation
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hein Park Capital Management LP
Kippy Joseph, Lauren Starr & Alexandra Shapiro
Kohn-Joseloff Foundation
Sheila & Bill Lambert
Latham & Watkins, LLP
The Liman Family
Margot & Ravi J. Mallik
Clara Markowicz
Morgan Stanley
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Detavio Samuels
Miguel Vias