BALCONY Gets On Your Feet!

June 8, 2016

This year marked BALCONY's seventh annual BALCONY on BROADWAY Fundraiser. The show was the Tony nominated "On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan" It was a huge success, drawing many key attendees, including BALCONY sponsors John Pescitelli, President of M3 Technology, Alan Lubin, founder of BALCONY, Karen Magee, President of NYSUT, Stuart Appelbaum, President of RWDSU, Arthur Cheliotes, President of CWA Local 1180, Regina Calcaterra and Mark Rifkin, Partners at Wolf Haldenstein, Joe Stamm, President of MedReview, and Mark Jaffe, President of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce. There were upwards of 100 members at the cocktail party and performance as well as many prospective members.

Our auction and raffle were both very successful, with people winning items ranging from gallery space to tickets to Broadway shows and The New York Yankees and The New York Mets. BALCONY would like to thank all those who generously donated items to the event; we wholeheartedly appreciate your continued support of the organization and the issues that we continue to work on to bridge the gap between business and labor.

BALCONY thanks Arielle Krebs of the School Theater Ticket Program for coordinating ticket sales, and Liza Kramer, Jodi Wiener, and Charlie Weissfellner for assisting in running the event. BALCONY thanks Susan Lee of Camp Broadway for selecting On Your Feet! BALCONY also thanks O'Brien's Pub and the Marriott Marquis Theatre for their assistance. BALCONY Director Lou Gordon was very pleased with the event and said, "We cannot wait for BALCONY to be back on Broadway next year!"


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Alan Lubin, Lou Gordon
(R-L) Karen Magee, Alan Lubin,
Sharon Lubin, Lou Gordon,
Charlie Weissfellner
John Pescitelli, Arthur Cheliotes
Welcome to the Show!
Alan Lubin, Mark Jaffee,
Lou Gordon
Raffle Drawing by Liza Kramer
Cathleen Garry, Carla Sterling
Mark Hannay, Ellen Spilka
Amy Goetz, Herlema Owens
Lou Gordon, Regina Calcaterra
Neal Tepel, Liza Kramer
Mo Weissfellner,
Linda Cronin Gross
Honoree Alan Lubin
John Pescitelli, Lou Gordon
Mark Rifkin, Sarah Rifkin
Regina Calcaterra,
Brezan Gowie,
Lou Gordon
David Faucher, Jennifer Faucher
Gina Strickland (l), Guest
Charlie Weissfellner, Arielle Krebs
Alan Lubin, Lou Gordon,
Eric Krebs
Jodi Wiener
Jim Mulanaphy, Donna Dolan
Susan Lee, John Pescitelli
Sharon Lubin,
Marissa & Truls Teigen


Photography by Tom Buckner