ISB Spring Benefit

Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 7 pm to 11 pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening dedicated to supporting ISB and celebrating our diverse community. This is more than just a fundraising event: it’s an opportunity to make a positive impact while enjoying a night of delicious food and drinks, lively music and dancing, and spectacular company. Our theme this year is “Future Bright,” so break out your most festive and fabulous cocktail attire and get ready to shine!

Proceeds from this event will contribute directly to ISB’s Fund for Excellence, enhancing the educational experiences available to our students. Additionally, 100% of our venue rental fees will be channeled back into the community by supporting BRIC’s arts and education programming, including its renowned Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.


Individual tickets to the 2024 Spring Benefit are available at the following levels:

ISB Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the Spring Benefit. Underwrite a ticket to help defray the cost of their attendance.

• Faculty Sponsor Ticket: $190.00 (100% tax-deductible donation)


Advocate, Changemaker and Leader level tickets include a tax-deductible donation to ISB’s Fund for Excellence and count toward class participation.

What to expect

  • A seasonal menu crafted by Brooklyn-based Night Kitchen Catering led by French Culinary Institute-trained chef Chef Aaron Unger. Expect tantalizing passed hors-d’oeuvres and inspired food stations that promise to delight your palate.
  • A curated selection of European terroir-driven wines courtesy of Adam Friedberg and AP Wine Imports, renowned for their quality and variety, as well as craft beer from Other Half Brewing Company, including their flagship double dry hopped hazy IPA Green City.
  • Journalist, Technologist, and Futurist Ben Hammersley as emcee!
  • The captivating rhythms of Latin Jazz ensemble Son Piragüero. Under bandleader Gabo Tomasini, Son Piragüero encompasses traditional Latin rhythms like Chachacha, Cuban Son, Puerto Rican Plena, and Guaguanco.
  • A dance floor fueled by the infectious beats of DJ Selecta Supa T. Be prepared to dance the night away to an eclectic, international mix of the hottest hits!
  • An online raffle and silent auction, featuring a diverse array of prizes, from gemstone jewelry to sailing excursion.

Benefit Raffle

The ISB Spring Benefit Raffle is now open! Don’t miss your chance to win a romantic getaway, a relaxing Mother’s Day massage, tickets to Saturday Night Live—and much more!

Tickets are available to the general public online for $25 each until 9 PM on Thursday, May 9. The drawings will take place on May 10, and winners will be notified the following week.


Benefit committee and volunteers 

Ashna Chopra, Addae Cox, Gretchen Drobnyk, Marie-Cécile Girard-Jones, Sebastian Grouard, Justin Indovina, Sarah Kennedy, Joanna Khouri, Tom McCarthy, Bianca Mońa, Neva Palacio, Sophie Panchal, Charly Schwartz, Muriel Stallworth, Antonette Whitehead, Chinyere Vann, Annie Yun, and Prek 3 parents

Can’t attend? You can still support with a donation.

Proceeds from the Spring Benefit support ISB’s Fund for Excellence. This annual campaign provides immediate, unrestricted funds for learning opportunities that are not covered by tuition fees alone—transformative experiences like author visits, field trips, and teacher development.

You can make a gift online at any time. All donations are 100% tax deductible and qualify for corporate matching gift programs, so be sure to check with your Human Resources department. It’s an easy way to make an even greater impact with your generosity.

For further information, please email or call 718.369.3023. Thank you for supporting ISB!


Sponsors and Supporters

Their generosity enriches learning at ISB and helps us nurture the passionate communicators and globally-minded leaders of tomorrow. If you or your company are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact Director of Advancement Anuja Butala at