Thursday night’s New York Benefit: Headlines & Headliners was a night to remember. Headlines & Headliners drew a crowd of nearly 300 to the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams NYC Signature Store, raising tens of thousands of dollars for NLGJA’s year-round programming. NLGJA has many to thank for the success of the evening.

NLGJA would like to extend our deep gratitude to our event co-chairs Eric Hegedus and Reed McDowell. Hegedus and McDowell worked especially hard in inviting the evening’s outstanding list of special guests, as well as securing sponsors and items for the raffle and online auction.

NLGJA would also like to offer our sincerest thanks to Don Lemon for serving as the evening’s host. Don has been an outstanding Lifetime Member, and we appreciate his efforts to recruit more members to join him in making the commitment to become a Lifetime Member.

NLGJA would like to thank the recipients of our Roy Aarons and Kay Longcope scholarships, Megan Rossman and Francisco Vara-Orta, for not only coming to the event to accept their awards, but for their continued work and dedication to improving journalism. We’re proud to honor Roy and Kay’s lives and work through the scholarships each year.

We’d like to thank all those who have already bid in our online auction, as well as those who purchased raffle tickets to win one of our three great raffle prizes. The fun continues with the Headlines & Headliners online auction, and you can bid until April 27. There’s still time to be a winner!

If you were unable to make it to Headlines & Headliners, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to NLGJA.

We also recognize that Headlines & Headliners would not have been possible without the support of our many sponsors, and we are happy so many could partner with us for this benefit event.