The Event

Save the date! The XVII BrazilFoundation Gala New York will be held on September 12th, 2019, once again at the Plaza Hotel. The gala will gather 400 people from the business, media, academic, diplomatic and artistic communities of Brazil and around the world to celebrate philanthropy and raise resources for social initiatives in Brazil.

BrazilFoundation is a non-profit created in New York in 2000 that mobilizes resources for ideas and actions that transform Brazil. In 18 years, the Foundation has raised over US$40 million and supported over 600 social projects in 26 states in Brazil. The gala will help support projects in the areas of Education and Culture, Health, Socioeconomic Development, Human Rights and Civic Engagement, and Social Enterprise.


Thursday, September 12, 2019


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

Masters of Ceremonies

Jair Oliveira & Tania Khalill


Ballet Paraisópolis


Iracilda Lichtinger Chair Gala New York BrazilFoundation


Iracilda Lichtinger

Iracilda has been a BrazilFoundation supporter since 2004. She and her family have been prominent supporters of many of the Foundation’s past galas in the United States and Brazil, and helped to ensure the success of several of their other fundraising events and campaigns. She has always been passionate about helping others, and supports several additional philanthropic causes, including Boys and Girls Club of America, United Way of Westchester, the Resource Foundation, and Don Bosco. Her husband, Pedro, serves on BrazilFoundation’s Board of Directors.


Host Committee

Alessandra Emmanuel, Angela Magarian, Flavia Barker, Ilana Lipsztein, Karin Dauch, Leda Nussbaum, Márcia Tucker, Mauricio Morato, Michelle Vianna, Paula Reidbord

Tickets and tables

Early-bird discounts through Friday, May 24th, 4 PM ET

Further Information


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