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Monday, October 30, 2017


6pm Cocktails | 7-9pm Dinner & Program


ThreeSixty° at 10 Desbrosses Street, Tribeca NYC

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The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala

We’re pleased to invite you to The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala to be held Monday, October 30, 2017 at ThreeSixty° at 10 Desbrosses Street in Tribeca, NYC.

Honoring David Rothenberg, Founder of The Fortune Society with a Lifetime Achievement Award; Mark Lebow, Managing Partner, Lebow & Sokolow LLP and Secretary of The Fortune Society Board of Directors with a Game Changer Award; and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Suzanne Young Murray Professor with a David Rothenberg Achievement Award.

If you have any questions, please contact the Benefit Office at 347.545.1981 or

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Managing Partner, Lebow & Sokolow LLP
Secretary, The Fortune Society Board of Directors

Mark D. Lebow is Secretary and a Director of The Fortune Society.
He is also Chair of St. Francis Friends of the Poor, which provides permanent housing for individuals with mental health needs, and chair of American Friends of Magen David Adom, which supports Israel’s equivalent Red Cross Society. He was a member for thirteen years of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit Authority and Triborough Bridge, and Tunnel Authority. He currently is managing partner of Lebow & Sokolow LLP, a law firm in Manhattan. He graduated from Yale College and Harvard Law School, and is married to Patricia E. Harris, CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies.



Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history. Khalil’s scholarship and teaching examines the broad intersections of race, democracy, inequality, and criminal justice in modern U.S. history. He is a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard), which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies.

Founder, The Fortune Society

David Rothenberg is a producer, director, author, activist, and the founder of The Fortune Society. He was inspired to start Fortune after producing a play called Fortune and Men’s Eyes which revealed the horrors of life in prison. Over the past 50 Years, Fortune has become one of the nation’s leading reentry service organizations, serving nearly 7,000 individuals annually, with a wide range of holistic services to meet their needs. It has secured a position as a leading advocate in the fight for criminal justice reform and alternatives to incarceration.


Bloomberg Philanthropies
Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua L. Steiner
Carole and Richard Eisner
Kimberly and Dennis Kozlowski
Betty and Michael Rauch


Susan and John Eley
Marjorie Fasman
Richard Feldman and Jon Nathanson
Anne Gray and Steve White
Stephany and Ryan Kirkpatrick
Allison and David Kochman
Caroline Marshall and Clay Miller
Outten & Golden LLP
Diana and Jonathan F.P. Rose
Nancy and David Solomon


The Honorable Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President
The Honorable David Dinkins
Christine Ebersole
Oskar Eustis
Linda Lavin
The Honorable Jim McGreevey

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