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SeriousFun NYC Gala Stories and Songs

a very special evening in honor of

Joanne Woodward

appearances and performances by

Sara Bareilles • Joshua Bell Samuel L. Jackson 

Martha Graham Dance Company

John Mellencamp • LaTanya Richardson

Julia Roberts

and the

SeriousFun Campers

with more to be announced!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street, New York City

7:30 PM Performance

Party immediately following in The Appel Room

(Festive Cocktail Attire)


Gala tickets, including after party, start at $1,500.


Show only tickets start at $75.


Event Health & Safety Information


Joanne Woodward

SeriousFun is thrilled to honor Joanne Woodward, beloved and highly respected Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning actress, producer, activist, and philanthropist.

Married to SeriousFun founder Paul Newman for 50 years, Ms. Woodward has been a supporter of SeriousFun's camps and programs since their inception in 1988. Ms. Woodward's efforts have helped ensure that Newman's camp legacy lives on and the transformative impact for children living with serious illness and their families continue to grow all over the world.





Honorary Co-Chairs

Sir Elton John • Clea Newman Soderlund • Martin Scorsese


Kate & Bob Devlin • Brian & Allison Doubles • Georgia & Don Gogel • Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz
Liz Robbins & Doug Johnson • Ashley & Josef Newgarden • Tim Rose

Vice Chairs

Wale Akinwande • Carolyn Bechtel • Margaret Crotty • Sharon O'Connor & John Frascotti
Betsy Weiser & Eric Karp • Alison Kenworthy & Michael Koenigs • Cheryl & Jim Markham • Jill Mullen
Fran & Donagh O'Sullivan • Pauline & Maurice Pratt • Jan & Steve Zide

Benefit Committee

Rosemary & John Ashby • Melody & Claude Bernstein • Emily Bailey Berry • Marina & Emad Bibawi
Boaty Boatwright • Michael Bufano • Priya Narang & Geoffrey Church • Peter L. Corsell
Diana & Michael Haddad • Nadia & Cameron Read • Lisa & Stephen Schwartz • Emily Wachtel • Carole Watkins & Craig Woods • Denise Zako

Silver SponsorSynchrony logo

SeriousFun Signature SponsorNewman’s Own Foundation Logo
SeriousFun Children's Network is grateful to Newman's Own Foundation for its generous, long-standing support of the camps and programs around the world.