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The Bowery Mission's 2024 Valentine Gala

The Bowery Mission's Annual Valentine Gala

Thank you for a special night!

Our 25th Annual Valentine Gala was held on Tuesday, February 13. Amidst the challenges of rising homelessness in New York City, we celebrated The Bowery Mission’s steadfast commitment to meeting urgent needs and providing transformative community for our neighbors in need. We also honored Dr. Jamie Baker Knauss, a beloved partner in our work for nearly 10 years, who has faithfully used her pediatric expertise and deep compassion to uplift the children and families we serve from New York City’s toughest neighborhoods.

Thanks to your generosity, more than $2.1 million was raised, which will directly support The Bowery Mission’s services. 375 attendees enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and connecting with friends new and old at The Plaza. We’re so grateful for everyone who joined us in ensuring The Bowery Mission remains a place where neighbors receive God’s love and can journey out of homelessness into new lives of joy and purpose.

"For decades, we have testified to how a person’s hopes and dreams can be pieced back together, not through quick fixes or empty promises, but through tangible acts of God’s love, and the unwavering support from a community built on the love of Jesus Christ."

James Winans, CEO


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  • The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala

Photo credit: 2024 Albert Cheung Photography


Andre’s Story

During the event, guests heard from Andre, a graduate of The Bowery Mission’s Residential Program for Men. Once struggling with homelessness and a severe addiction to smoking, he found support to overcome destructive life patterns within our community of faith. He is now working, has his own apartment and is attending community college as part of pursuing his dreams to become a writer.


"It was a place of acceptance, to take you in when the world gave up on you... I had a chance that I didn’t know about and grace brought it to me."

Andre, Program Graduate

Jamie Baker Knauss MD

Jamie Baker Knauss MD

Honorary Chairs

DG & Gini Elmore

Charles & Marianne Veth

Event Chairs

Alain Bernard

Stephen L. Brooks


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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

6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Program & Live Auction
9:30 p.m. Dessert & Dancing

Black Tie


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala


The Bowery Mission Annual Valentine Gala

Photo credit: 2024 Albert Cheung Photography


Benefit Committee

Arthur G Armstrong Family

Jack & Sara Broderick

Veronica Bulgari & Stephan Haimo

Jessica & Bryan Cho

Katie Couric & John Molner

Dudley & Nonie Diebold

Summer & John Ellis

Lorrie & Greg Forgatch

The Gaffigan Family Foundation

Steven Glenn & Nancy Twine

John & Susan Goetz

LeeAnn & Ron Havner

Lewis Headden

John & Felicia Hendrix

Adrienne & Ryan Israel

Kenton & Sarah Jacobsen

Wilma H Jordan

Chip & Sheryl Kaye

Laura & Simon Lorne

Agathe Laurent Louvet / SpringVoice

Patrice & Christine Louvet

Moccasin Lake Foundation

Hee-Jung & John Moon

Jeff & Liz Perlman

Karen & Mike Preston

Isaac & Rachel Radnitzer

Sue, Steve, John & Natalie Silk

Lisa & Tim Sloan

Beth F. J. & Scott G. Stephenson

Arn & Nancy Tellem

Laura & Jason Woodard


Major Partner

Solution Tree, Inc.


J.F. Lehman & Company
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Pershing Square
Warburg Pincus


Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank


Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Paramount Group

Pavarini McGovern, LLC

Reflection Window and Wall

Regency Wealth Management



Veth Group, Inc.



Understand Our Impact

Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has been a place of welcome, care, and healing for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger. Our Annual Valentine Gala raises funds for our emergency meal and shelter services as well as our residential programs, which provide individualized, holistic care for men and women taking the next step on their journey to independent living. The Bowery Mission also offers year-round enrichment opportunities for youth through our Mont Lawn City Camp program, which culminates in an unforgettable summer experience at Mont Lawn Camp in Pennsylvania’s Poconos region.



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