XX New York Gala

New York

The Event

BrazilFoundation will bring together its community of dedicated supporters in New York who share a common vision of a more equitable and sustainable Brazil.


September 21st 2023 | 7PM


The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY 10019


Cocktail Attire


Diva Moreira
Human Rights Award

Political scientist, journalist, and activist Diva Moreira promotes human rights and Black women’s equality. She founded Casa Dandara, one of Brazil’s first Black women’s organizations, in Belo Horizonte. Casa Dandara promotes health, education and culture, and has been a leader in affirming the Statute of the Child and Adolescent in Brazil (ECA).

Fundação Amazônia Sustentável (FAS)
Represented by Professor Virgilio Viana
Socio-environmental Leadership Award

FAS is recognized as a guardian of the rainforest. FAS supports communities of the Amazon region with education and entrepreneurship training with a focus on sustainable environmental conservation and strengthening of the bio economy. FAS has significantly improved incomes and education of thousands of families in Amazonian communities.
Lia Aguiar
Philanthropy Leadership Award

Philanthropist Lia Aguiar founded the Lia Maria Aguiar Foundation fifteen years ago to benefit residents of Campos do Jordão in Sao Paulo with access to health, education, culture, and art. Dona Lia is personally committed to transforming the lives of children and youth.
Rachel Maia
Sustainable Development Goals Award

Rachel Maia is Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact in Brazil. She serves as Ambassador for SDG Five: Gender Equality. As a leading corporate CEO most recently of RM Consulting specialized in ESG and Leadership, Rachel also founded CAPACITA-ME to train low income people for the labor force.


Baby do Brasil


Marina Diniz


Ingrid Silva & Pedro Andrade

Aution Presenters

Flavia Alessandra & Otaviano Costa

Presenting Sponsor



Alyson & Will Landers, Bradesco BBI, Iracilda & Pedro Lichtinger, Jana & Bernardo Hees


Aline Limeira Starck, Atrium Constructions, Bloomberg Philanthropies, DLA Piper, Heidner Law Firm, Safra National Bank of New York


Citi, Ornare, Simoni & Mauricio Morato


Bar Goyana, Brigadeiro Bakery, In Plus, Johnny Gaita, Leila Soldeira, Mojo Desserts, Novo Fogo, Projecta Interior Design, Sweet Gardens Creations, Terrain

Institutional Support

Adorni Films, Index

Host Committee

Andrea Natal, Candida Bello, Carla Greeb, Claudia Amboss, Cristiana Mascarenhas, Helio Campos, Ilana Lipzstein, Iracilda Lichtinger, Karin Dauch, Layana Aguilar, Leda Nussbaum, Lilian Pallaci, Lilian Stanton, Maria Nazareth Farani de Azevedo, Mauricio Morato, Nicholas Gennis, Patricia Lobaccaro, Paula Bezerra de Melo, Rafael Azzi, Rodrigo Branco, Rizzia Froes, Vanessa Pereira

Special Thanks

BrazilFoundation Team and Volunteers, BrazilFoundation Board Members, BrazilFoundation Advisory Board, BrazilFoundation Young Professional Board, Agência Family, Beatriz Oliveira, Bia Rosa, Bianca Maia, Christina Tarrisse, Daniel Roesler, Edla Santana, Fabio Gheilerman, Fernanda Mello dos Santos, Fernando Reitzfeld, Juliana Morais de Goes, Marina Valle, Nilson Raman, Rafael Tello, Rodrigo Fernandes, Simone Klabin, Simoni Morato, Stefan Maluf, Stefan Schattan, Tércio Borlenghi Junior, Valéria Lapa, Zé Macedo


Auction Donors

Cassio Vasconcelos & Galeria Nara Roesler, Cristiana Mascarenhas, Deby Oizerovici & Gaby Schattan, Heloisa Maia, Luiz Baltar, Maritza Caneca, Marcia Grostein, Mirante do Gavião, Nannai, Paul Clemence, Pousada Trijunção, Sebastião Salgado

Tables and Tickets

Benefactor Table – US$ 25,000

• One (1) table close to the stage for ten (10) guests at dinner;
• Name listed as Benefactor on invitation, printed program, and event screen.;
• Mention during the ceremony.

Patron Table – US$ 20,000

• One (1) table for ten (10) guests at dinner.
• Name listed as Patron on invitation, printed program, and event screen.;
• Mention during the ceremony.

Friend Table – US$ 15,000

• One (1) table at the back and back corner for ten (10) guests at dinner.

Benefactor Ticket – US$ 2,500

• One (1) dinner seat close to the stage.

Patron Ticket – US$ 2,000

• One (1) dinner seat.

Friend Ticket – US$ 1,500

• One (1) dinner seat.


Telephone: EUA +1 (212) 244-3663 | Brasil +55 (21) 2532-2998 ou +55 (21) 2532-3029