ArtsWestchester Gala


ArtsWestchester’s party of the year featured cocktails, dinner and an amazing silent & live auction. Held at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, the Gala was attended by 400 people who helped raise money to keep the arts alive and vibrant in Westchester.


The 2017 Gala honored the innovators and builders who are making the New NY Bridge a reality. Watch our honoree video below:


Jamey Barbas, P.E.
Project Director, NYS Thruway Authority
The Men and Women Who Built the Bridge
Appreciation Awards
Marsha Gordon
President & CEO
Business Council of Westchester
Andrew P. O'Rourke, Jr.
Public Outreach Coordinator for
NYS Thruway Authority


Honorary Chairs:

Ross J. Pepe, President of the Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley
Edward Doyle, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester & Putnam Counties

Dinner Chair:

George Troyano, President & Publisher, The Journal News



EntergyMaxx Properties
Froma & Andrew BenerofeReckson, a division of SL Green
Construction Industry CouncilCarol Schmidt, Houlihan Lawrence
Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen
Empire City CasinoNataly & Toby Ritter
Peckham IndustriesThe Westchester
Pernod Ricard USAWilson Esler
Berkeley CollegeJacqueline & Arthur Walker
The Journal NewsWestchester Magazine
Deborah & Alan SimonWestchester Medical Center
Thalle IndustriesWTP Exchange

List in formation as of 10/17/17