Riverside Hawks Gala 2020

Join us on October 29th at 6:30 PM EDT as the 16th Annual Riverside Hawks Gala launches in full force! This free to attend virtual fundraising gala will highlight our amazing students, alumni, programs and many other individuals that have been instrumental in supporting the development of our student-athletes. 

Although 2020 has been a difficult year for us all around the world, Riverside has been resilient and will continue to be in the many years to come only with your support. More than ever, your support is needed to continue our legacy and provide the resources to our student-athletes. 

However, notwithstanding our program’s athletic achievements, our core mission will always remain focused on helping our students use athletics to attain better academic outcomes and opportunities. And given the challenges of 2020, our efforts have expanded and focused on directing our families to social service resources provided by our community partners, as well as providing virtual physical wellness programming and mental health support information.

Proceeds for this gala will be used to support our program activities, including providing free tutoring and high school and college admissions guidance & test support, high school scholarships to our students in need and funding our community initiatives, such as our Leadership Academy and NYC Academic Elite Showcase. We look forward to you joining us on October 29th supporting us in all the ways you can. 

Our Impact

100% HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

All of our Class of 2020 student-athletes graduated high school this year and are going to either college or prep school.

100% ACCEPTANCE TO COLLEGES

33 of 34 of our college-bound graduates are going to 4-year colleges.

$4.3 MILLION+ COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Estimated amounts to be received by our Boys and Girls in the Class of 2020 over 4 years.

$360,000+ PREP SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Boarding School scholarships awarded to newly accepted Riverside students for 2020-21.

$70,000+ HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDED BY RIVERSIDE IN 2020

Date & Time

October 29, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Hosts

Tony Hargraves, Program Director
Daniel Colon, Athletics Director

Hall of Fame Inductee

Coach Dermon Player

Board of Directors

Phil Isom · Rick Lerner · Emily Anderson · Deb Bailey · John Boris · Erika Irish Brown · Howard Feinglass · Les Franks · Kelly Grayer · Erik Gershwind · Scott Jaffee · Les Lieberman · Amanda Morgan · Richard Morris · Jarrod Moses  · Steve O’Brien · Jeffrey Scruggs · Jeffrey Ward