6:00 p.m. Talk at Nassau Presbyterian Church

7:00 p.m. Dinner and Silent Auction at the Lewis Center for the Arts


Caterer and Director’s Circle Corporate Partner


This year’s benefit features the humorist and social commentator Fran Lebowitz, offering her views on current events, the media, and writing—as well as her extensive list of pet peeves, including baggage claim, adults who roller skate, and children who speak French. Known for her urbane and acerbic wit, Lebowitz has been called by The New York Times Book Review an “important humorist in the classic tradition.” The benefit evening includes a Benefactor’s Reception, Fran Lebowitz’s introduction by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, and a seated dinner and silent auction for 400 guests at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, the first community-sponsored event in the new Lewis Center.


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Melissa & Tom Grzymala

Stanley N.  Katz
Honorary Chair

Helen Heintz

Brett Bonfield
Executive DirectorAnne Brener
Julie Cho
Jessica Deutsch
Audrey Egger
Marita Engshuber
Felecia Ettenberg
Dawn Frost
Dana Gabel
Sherri Garber
Lauren Glattly
Peter Ham
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Beth Heaney
Claire Jacobus
Nicole Jones
Nicky KatzMichele Kolb
Dagmar Kraemer-Anderson
Judy Kutin
Beth Leman
Erin Metro
Pat Meyer
Dana Molina
Eric Monberg
Tim Quinn
Yamile Slebi
Christa Smith
Bridget St. Clair
Melanie Stein
Richard Trenner
Pam Wakefield
Wendy Wilton
Karen Zemble