Yoojin Grace Wuertz
Annabel Monaghan, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, David Carnoy, Alyson Richman, Charles Bock, Susan Rieger, Adele Griffin and Laurie Jordan
Padma Lakshmi and Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan and Nigel Barker
On Wednesday, April 19th, Jumpstart, a national early education nonprofit, hosted its 12th Annual Scribbles to Novels Gala. Celebrating the power of the written word, Scribbles to Novels shines a spotlight on the importance of quality early learning for all children. The event’s Authors Circle featured a number of celebrated writers, including two-time National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin. Padma Lakshmi, The New York Times best-selling author and host of Bravo’s Top Chef, was a featured speaker, and fashion photographer Nigel Barker entertained more than 400 guests as live auctioneer. Guests dined on a special four-course menu prepared by Curran Affair Events at Capitale, located in the famed Bowery Savings Bank building. Over $1.1 million was raised for Jumpstart’s regional program.
Photography by Jena Cumbo