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Some of the confirmed guests included Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower, Paul B. Guenther, Bruce Littlefield (author, design specialist and lifestyle expert), Mike Keegan (CEO, M&T Bank), Noah and Maria Gottdiener (CEO and Chairman of Duff & Phelps), Brian McCarthy, Scott Stewart (The Corcoran Group), Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Jane Rosenthal, Mary Wittenberg (President of the NYRR), the preserve’s Executive Director, Glenn Hoagland, former President of the Paine Webber Group, DOWNTOWN’s CEO, Grace A. Capobianco, and New York publicity expert R Couri Hay. The cocktail reception began timely at 6:30pm with cocktails, wine and hors d'oeuvres. The gala dinner and program promptly begun at 7:30pm and the Executive Director at Mohonk Preserve Glenn Hoagland led the program followed by a speech from Mr. Robert DeNiro.

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Pre-Dinner Setting

Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Executive Director at Mohonk Preserve Glenn Hoagland, actor Robert DeNiro, and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival Jane Rosenthal.

On Friday, April 4th, 2014, the Mohonk Preserve held their Annual Gala Charity Diner with Honorary Gala Chair Robert DeNiro in Tribeca honoring the Mohonk Preserve Capital Campaign Committee and M&T Bank. Mohonk Preserve is New York State’s largest non-profit nature preserve just 90 miles outside of New York City and celebrates its 50th Anniversary and the successful completion of a multi-million dollar campaign with its first-ever NYC Gala; featuring a sit-down dinner, live music, and dancing as guests take in breathtaking views of the city. Proceeds from the event will support the Conservation for the Next Century and its objectives including restoration of carriage roads, a new interactive visitors’ exhibit, and acquisition of fragile habitats, vistas, and ridge lands adjacent to the Preserve.

MOHONK PRESERVE 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala hosted by Honorary Gala Chair Robert DeNiro