The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge for all of us in so many ways. I am proud to say that RiseBoro Community Partnership has met each challenge full on - No Matter the Odds.  Our work and impact is as critical as it has ever been. We hope you will join us for our celebration, see our impact, and hear from community leaders and residents on ways we are addressing current health and social injustices. We are grateful for your support of the RiseBoro 2020 Gala.  We promise a unique experience as we have created new ways to for attendees to connect to each other and our work!   

-Scott Short, Chief Executive Officer of RiseBoro


This year's event is coming to you 100% virtual. We may be physically distant, but we are socially united.

Over the course of 4 days you'll be able to attend sessions that introduce you to the stories of RiseBoro clients, a panel discussion about affordable housing, as well as a discussion about community investment in the COVID era.  The sessions begin on September 15th and culminate in a closing celebration on the September 22nd with and music, games, raffles and more.  

Be sure to sign up to attend and tune in to participate.   

RiseBoro Community Voices:  A Turnaround in Brownsville
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
RiseBoro Community Voices:  In His Own Words
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
RiseBoro Community Voices:  Across Generations
Thursday, September 17, 2020
RiseBoro No Matter the Odds
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Beyond the Ribbon Cutting: The Services That Support Affordable Housing and the People Who Deliver Them
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Healing the Hurt - Community Investment in The Covid Era: A Community Discussion
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Getting Started

Our Gala will be coming to you this year, rather than you coming to it.  We are hoping to make you a part of the RiseBoro Giving Family this year to support our comprehensive programs and services.  Click here for Tickets Details.

You'll see a link at the top of this page where you can Register.  But check back frequently as we'll be adding new details of the event and activities!  

  • The Event Hub page is where you'll find all the session for all four days.  Visit this page to attend the panel discussions, resident stories and of course the closing celebration.
  • The Donate page makes it easy to find links to enter our drawing, win prizes, and give right from your mobile phone.  Another way to show your support of RiseBoro!
  • The Sponsor pages give you a way to learn more about and connect with our valuable supporters, whose generosity supports us year round.

We look forward to seeing you, right here, at the RiseBoro Gala 2020, No Matter the Odds. 

Guest Speakers 

We think our work is important, but don't just take our word for it. We will be joined by industry experts and community leaders and are excited to present their ideas and insights, along with experiences demonstrating the impact of RiseBoro programs. 

Meet our speakers.  Click below to see more information.

Letitia James
Letitia James
New York State Attorney General
New York State Office
Mathew Wambua
Mathew Wambua
Vice Chairman
Merchants Capital (NY Office)
Scott Short
Scott Short
Chief Executive Officer
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Robert Camacho
Robert Camacho
New York City Community Board Chairperson
New York City Community District 4 (Brooklyn)
Sandra Christian
Sandra Christian
Vice President, Seniors
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
NYC Council Member
New York City Council District 36 (Brooklyn)

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Our work is only possible through the graciousness of our sponsors.  Their committment supports our programming all year long, allowing RiseBoro to work in the community for good. 

Since 1973 RiseBoro Community Partnership has unleashed the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds. A longtime pioneer in Community Development, RiseBoro reaches across generations with programs that stabilize families, empower youth, engage seniors, and galvanize communities. Thank you for your continued support, and for helping us unleash the potential of communities across our city.


See a full list of All Our Sponsors.  


Become A Sponsor

It's not too late to join us as a sponsor.  There are several opportunities still available.  Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.  Or if you're ready, just sign up for sponsorship during event registration.  Our Sponsorships range from $50,000 - $1,000 - with accompanying branding opportunities.