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2022 Annual Valentine Gala

The Bowery Mission's 2022 Annual Valentine Gala

Thank you for a successful evening!

On Tuesday evening, February 15, The Bowery Mission hosted its 23rd Annual Valentine Gala. At our signature fundraising event, we were inspired by the generosity and service of our honoree, Steve Brooks, Partner at J.F. Lehman & Company, a champion for vulnerable New Yorkers at The Bowery Mission during one of the most challenging moments in our history. We are grateful for such a partner and friend who cares so deeply for The Bowery Mission community.

With the help of over 375 supporters who gathered at The Plaza, we raised more than $1.7 million dollars of critical funds to care for neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty. Guests had the opportunity to gather with friends and meet new ones, sharing an inspiring and elegant evening of dinner and dancing as we celebrated the impact of The Bowery Mission's work in New York City.


"The promise at The Bowery Mission is this: You can be a part of that transformation. And you may just find yourself transformed in the process."

James Winans, CEO


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  • The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala

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Douglas's Story

During the evening, we celebrated Douglas, who has received renewed hope and a fresh start through The Bowery Mission. After experiencing homelessness for 20 years, Douglas didn't want to live anymore. Thankfully, he sought emergency shelter at the Mission and, after bonding with our staff, he decided to join the Residential Program for men to make long-lasting changes to his life.


"God just changed me. And he did it while I was at The Bowery Mission."

Douglas, Gala Attendee and Program Graduate



Steve Brooks

Stephen L. Brooks

Partner, J.F. Lehman & Company



Honorary Chair

Alain Bernard

Founder, Abbey Road Advisory


Errol Louis

Political Anchor, Spectrum News NY1 &
Host, "Inside City Hall"



Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Plaza
58th Street and Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Program & Dancing

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The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


Benefit Committee

Phyllis & Michael Bayer

Sara & Jack Broderick

Jessica & Bryan Cho

Dudley & Nonie Diebold

Summer & John Ellis

DG & Gini Elmore

The Gaffigan Family Foundation

John & Susan Goetz

Lewis Headden

Lauren & Richie Horowitz

Rob & Jamie Knauss

Beth F. J. & Scott G. Stephenson

Blakely & John Stinebaugh

Luke & Diandra Tubergen

Charles & Marianne Veth

Laura & Jason Woodard


Strategic Partner

J.F. Lehman & Company

Corporate Partners

Bank of America
Capital One
Mensura Capital, LLC
Trident Maritime Systems, LLC



Corporate Supporters

Abbey Road Advisory

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Blank Rome LLP

CBAM Partners


Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank


Fairmont Consulting Group LLC

Integrated Global Services

Lone Star Disposal

Marsh, Mercer & Oliver Wyman


NorthStar Group Services, Inc.

Raines International

Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

SS&C Technologies

Trillium Engineering

Waste Control Specialists, LLC

Withum Smith+Brown, PC



The Impact

The Annual Valentine Gala raises funds for The Bowery Mission’s essential meal, shelter and residential programs, which have served New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger every day since the 1870s. Each meal and night of shelter serves as an invitation to further life-transforming care experienced within a loving community of support. Even amidst the challenges of the pandemic, our guests and clients continue to grow in confidence and self-esteem, reconnect with family, deepen personal relationships and secure vocational and housing needs. The Bowery Mission also offers year-round opportunities for enrichment through Mont Lawn City Camp, culminating in summer camp for hundreds of children in the Poconos Region of Pennsylvania.


A Legacy of Love

In 2022, The Bowery Mission is celebrating 150 years of mission work to our neighbors experiencing homelessness and hunger in New York City – a legacy of loving well. We have remained a place that offers a helping hand through deep faith, a caring community and life transforming services. Learn more about the history of our mission work.



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