GOSO Gala 2021

We Are Dignity

GOSO’s 2021 Gala will be held Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Pier Sixty Chelsea in New York City, and is an inspirational evening to come together and uplift justice transformation.

An inspiring event that recognizes the transformational work and generosity of leaders working to end the cycle of incarceration. Join our program, which will also be streamed live for those who prefer a virtual experience, to hear from GOSO leadership, participants and special guests. And help us celebrate our 2021 honorees: Goldman Sachs (Corporate Leader of the Year), Chris Wilson (Justice Transformer Educator Honoree) and Scott Budnick (Justice Transformer Advocacy Honoree).

2021 HONOREES

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

2021 Justice Transformer
Educator Award

GOSO Gala honoree: Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

2021 Corporate Leader
of the Year Award

Scott Budnick

Scott Budnick

2021 Justice Transformer
Advocacy Award

2021 Master of Ceremonies

Mike Woods

Meteorologist, Good Day New York, FoxNY5

Mike Woods

2021 GALA HOST COMMITTEE

Norm Merritt & Lu-Shawn Thompson, Co-Chairs

Réginald, Samantha & Autumn André

Kane Brenan

Richard & Freya Block

Gregory D. Calnon

Scott A. Carlson

Dr. Baz Dreisinger

Kwame Fynn

Mark Goldsmith & Dr. Arlene Goldsmith

Court E. Golumbic

Derrick Hamilton

Robert Harwood-Matthews

Tim Ingrassia

Lesleigh “LIU” Irish-Underwood

Gary P. Jenkins

Christopher Keogh

Dr. Debra R. Lamb

Norm & Armenay Merritt

Brian & Lainie Murrell

Craig Russell

Steve Sachs

Susan & Michael Siegel

Karen St. Hilaire

Michael Swell

Gene Sykes

Lu-Shawn Thompson

Troy Thornton

Monali Vora

Sam White

Valerie White

JOIN US: TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP

Join us for an inspirational evening to come together and uplift justice transformation. Over 500 guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and award presentation.

Follow the links to buy tickets the gala, or explore sponsorship opportunities to support GOSO’s work.

LAST YEAR: GOSO VIRTUAL GALA 2020 — MEET THE MOVEMENT

Join us for an inspirational evening to come together and uplift justice transformation. Over 500 guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and award presentation.

Follow the links to buy tickets the gala, or explore sponsorship opportunities to support GOSO’s work. To watch last year’s full virtual program, click here.