Wildcat’s 2019 Spring Cocktail Party will take place on June 5th at the Mezzanine, at 55 Broadway, between 6-9 pm.
During the evening we will present Herb Sturz with the Amalia Betanzos Distinguished Service Award — named for Wildcat’s first CEO and legendary public servant. Herb’s long history in fighting for the impoverished and disenfranchised has made its mark on this city and beyond. Herb is a visionary social entrepreneur and the founder or co-founder of Wildcat, ReServe, TASC, the Center for Court Innovation, Project Renewal, Vera Institute of Justice, Neighborhood Improvement Project and many other organizations. He served as NYC Deputy Mayor for Criminal Justice and Chairman of the NYC Planning Commission.
Each year we present our WorkStar™ award to a business partner that is a leader in hiring people with barriers. This year’s awardee is The Trust for Governor’s Island, which oversees the island’s 150 acres and is spearheading its transformation into a vibrant resource for NYC. The Spring Cocktail Party is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while celebrating the important work of Wildcat.