About the Event

Minds Matter of NYC, Inc. will be hosting its 13th annual Soirée on May 8th, 2014, and this year the event promises to be the best yet. The Spring Soirée is the largest fundraising event each year for the organization, hosting over one thousand New York City young professionals and raising over $200,000 to support local low-income high school students as they embark on their journey toward college success. Approximately five to seven thousand dollars is needed to support each student throughout their three-year experience with Minds Matter, so Soirée alone finances 30-40 students’ opportunity to get the test preparation, writing coaching, summer enrichment programs, and mentorship they need to support them throughout the college application process.

This year, Soirée will be hosted at Liberty Theater, a converted Broadway venue originally opened in 1904, and will offer both General Admission and exclusive VIP areas. The location features cathedral ceilings, original theater boxes and balconies, as well as a massive stage, with music by Yaw Joseph Etse.

Corporate sponsors for the event include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The PIMCO Foundation, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Royal Bank of Canada, William Blair, MSA Models, Dylan’s Candy Bar and ZOTIKOwater. Luxury spirits sponsors providing liquor selection at the event include Moët & Chandon, Belvedere Vodka and Great Brewers craft brewery.

For the first time this year, Minds Matter is hosting a luxury online auction as part of the event, where 100% of the proceeds will go to the organization. The auction will begin on April 24 and bidding will remain open through May 11. Prizes include golf outings at top-tier exclusive clubs, as well as other luxury experiences. The auction will be open to all bidders, so it’s a great way for those who cannot attend the event to support Minds Matter’s mission.

General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $90, VIP tickets for $175 and limited VIP tables remain at $10,000. All tickets include an open bar. Before and during the event, friends of the organization and attendees are invited to share their experiences via the hashtag #MMSoiree.

Our lead sponsors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The PIMCO Foundation and Wells Fargo Capital Finance have already committed $20,000!

Tickets for the Minds Matter Soirée are available online through May 7 on www.mindsmattersoiree.com.

Map and Directions
234 W 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

Liberty Theater
234 W 42nd Street
New York, NY, 10036