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2016 PASEsetter Awards Benefit

A Great Night for Afterschool!

Past Event: 2016

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The PASEsetter Awards Benefit is an annual gala honoring five afterschool educators and an afterschool champion whose commitment, energy, and creativity have improved the lives of the youth of New York City.

The PASEsetter Awards, held at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 25th, honored five exemplary afterschool educators along with one Afterschool Champion, Tracy High, and raised over $500,000.

PASEsetter Awards are given to afterschool educators who demonstrate outstanding commitment, energy, and creativity in their work, and who achieve excellence in and exhibit true devotion to improving the lives of the young people in out-of-school time. Winners receive a crystal award, a $5,000 donation to their organization, and 100 Jets tickets for their youth and staff.

An audience of 425 people celebrated the 2016 PASEsetter Awards Benefit with the PASE, including afterschool providers, funders, corporate partners, higher education professionals, government officials, and other friends of PASE. Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, brought greetings from City Hall and congratulated the afterschool field.

2016 PASEsetter Selection Committee

Katha Cato

Executive Director, Queens World Film Festival

2015 PASEsetter Winner

Anne Conroy

Director of Development and Communication, Goddard Riverside Community Center

PASE Board Member

Madeleine Fackler

Chief Information Officer, International Rescue Committee

PASE Board Member

Steve Larosiliere

Founder and President, STOKED

Carol Van Atten

Vice President, The Charles Hayden Foundation

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  • Past Event


  • Location

    Cipriani 42nd Street

  • Address

    110 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017

PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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