Previous Fundraising Events


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January 26 & February 2, 2019:

To Kill a Mockingbird Theater Benefit – Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm

The world premiere of Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (OsloThe King and I), is on Broadway in a production starring Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen, and Gbenga Akinnagbe. The New York Times calls the show “elegiac and effective.” Click here to read the full review. Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success. For the first time ever, this open-hearted dissection of justice and tolerance in the American South comes vividly to life on the stage.
Shubert Theatre
225 West 44th Street
Saturday Matinee: January 26, 2019- OR- February 2, 2019
2:00 pmIn Support of Christodora’s Nature, Learning, Leadership programs

November 8, 2018: Christodora Campfire Gala & Auction

May 31, 2018: My Fair Lady Theater Benefit

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7 pm

Lincoln Center — Vivian Beaumont Theater

150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

Reception at P.J. Clarke’s will follow the show.

My Fair Lady returns in a gorgeous new production from Producer Lincoln Center Theater and Director Bartlett Sher won Tonys for their revivals of South Pacific and The King And I, so this highly-anticipated star of the spring season is selling out quickly. The cast features Lauren Ambrose (of HBO’s Six Feet Under), and luminaries of the British stage Harry Haddon-Paton (of Downton Abbey and The Crown, making his NY stage debut), and Dame Diana Rigg (recently of HBO’s Game of Thrones and PBS’ VIctoria). Choreography is by Christopher Gatelli, Tony-winner for Newsies.

Invite your fair lady (or gentleman) and treat your eyes and ears to Lerner & Loewe’s timeless story and wonderful score, including “I Could Have Danced All Night”, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

After the show, “we’ll have a whopper, pull out the stopper…”  Join us across the street at “the pub” to raise a glass with friends!

Reception will follow at P.J. Clarke’s.

You can help to make a first-time wilderness camp experience a reality for motivated students from under-resourced backgrounds in New York City. Every purchase includes a tax-deductible contribution.

100% of net proceeds will support scholarships to Christodora’s Nature, Learning, Leadership programs.

Contact us at or 212-371-5225 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for joining us on Tuesday, November 7th and making the ”Christodora Campfire” gala a record-breaking success! 

Enjoy the the INSPIRING speeches by our two Alumnae Honorees Anny Sainvil and Nathaly Agosto Fillión
You can get an inside look at the Gala Night in our GalleriesHERE!

 “Hello Dolly!” With Bette Midler on Broadway September 20, 2017 – 8pm

Have you been dreaming of orchestra seats to this sensational show? We have them HERE!

And 100% of net proceeds will support Christodora’s Nature, Learning, Leadership programs.

The incomparable Bette Midler returns to Broadway as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Tony-Award Winning, Hello, Dolly! This new revival, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since the original, is directed by Tony-winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony-winner Warren Carlyle. The star-studded cast features Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Bette Midler, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Gavin Creel.

You can enjoy this award winning musical AND help to make a first-time wilderness camp experience a reality for motivated middle school students. Every purchase includes a tax-deductible contribution.




“The Magic Flute” by Clarion Opera to Benefit Christodora March 11 & 13, 2017 – 7:30pm

Not to be missed! The award-winning Clarion Orchestra will present their first-ever opera production, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), for 2 performances only, in the magical setting of the theater at El Museo del Barrio on Fifth Avenue and 104th Street.

All ticket proceeds will benefit Christodora!

Clarion’s semi-staged production by celebrated Canadian director Alain Gauthier stars some of opera’s most exciting rising talents. Led by world-renowned conductor Steven Fox, this production of Die Zauberflöte takes inspiration from early productions of the opera, particularly the legendary 1815 Berlin performances designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. A stellar cast, The Clarion Orchestra on period instruments, and The Clarion Choir amid the stunning murals of the Theater at the Museo del Barrio will surely make for a magical night.

Join us as a Patron ($250) and enjoy a special pre-performance cocktail reception on March 13th, plus prime seating. Please reply ASAP as there is limited availability at this level. Other tickets range from $35-$75.

To purchase tickets, call the Christodora office at (212) 371-5225 or Judith Rivkin at (917) 620-1615

Thank you for joining us on Tuesday, November 1st for a wonderful and festive evening!

Enjoy the FUN 2-min video that shows you how great Christodora is
and the INSPIRING speeches by our two Alumni Honorees Alvin Daniel and Cristal Lodge.
You can get an inside look at the Gala Night in our Galleries HERE!

To make a donation, click on the invitation.

Donating appreciated securities may offer substantial tax advantages. Please call (212) 371-5225 or email for details.

  • Congratulations to the runners of the Christodora team!

    On March 20th, Christodora participated in the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon as an Official Charity Partner.  They not only traveled 13 miles through NYC (whew!) but also raised essential funds to support Christodora’s Nature, Learning, Leadership programs.  We are so grateful for their support!

    Below: 1) Executive Director Judith Rivkin supports our Christodora team runners: Board Member Chris McKenzie, Chris Walsh, Mike Tranter, Sara Tranter, and Alex Garson.  (Not pictured: Board Member Ray DiPrinzio.) 2) Christodora team with United Airlines flight attendants.

    Christodora NYRR Half-Marathon 2016 Team

    Christodora NYRR Half-Marathon 2016 Team

    Thank you again for all you do to make Christodora possible!

    Picture the excitement of a child on their first canoe trip or backpacking adventure.  Be part of the Christodora team and support over 3,000 NYC youth who currently share in the excitement of our year-round environmental programs.  All fundraising proceeds will provide scholarships to inspire youth to achieve self-actualization through nature, develop teamwork skills through challenging & rewarding outdoor adventures, and recognize their role in protecting and preserving the environment.

    Benefits of Joining Our Team

    • Top fundraiser gets coupon for TWO TICKETS TO ANYWHERE JET BLUE FLIES (Blackout dates apply)
    • Your choice of a fleece vest or jacket, plus other race-day swag to identify you as a runner for this great cause
    • Group get-together and training plans in the works
    • Satisfaction of running to help NYC youth thrive

    ‍‍Even if you are not running and want to “join” the race in spirit only, you can still have your own Crowdrise page and make a difference! Please call (212-371-5225) or email Judith Rivkin, Executive Director ( to join the team or for more information*.

    * For those running as official charity partners with Christodora-supplied bibs, NYRR requires that you raise at least $1000 via your own Crowdrise fundraising page. We will help you set it up. It’s easy! And once you tap into your social network we’ll bet you end up rising more than that! [all 5 NYRR-supplied bibs are now allocated.]
  • Celebrate Spring with Broadway's Best in SHUFFLE ALONG

    Celebrate Spring with Broadway’s Best in SHUFFLE ALONG

    See Tony Winners Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

    Join us at Christodora’s Broadway benefit on Monday, April 18th, 2016 and give the gift of nature to NYC youth this summer!

    100% of net proceeds will support essential scholarships to
    Christodora’s Nature Learning Leadership programs.

    Click Here To Buy Your SHUFFLE ALONG Tickets Today!

    Monday, April 18th, 2016
    8:00 pm

    Get jazzed up about the show by watching this “Behind the Scenes” link SHUFFLE ALONG takes us back almost 100 years and tells the unique tale of a theater sensation. (Of course our own Christodora story is even older but we love the retelling of any great story.) This backstage story is about the making of one of the first all-black Broadway musical hits written by African-Americans. It opened the door for black performers and writers on the stage during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance and featured performances by Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and others.With an infectious jazz score and exuberant dancing, “Shuffle Along” ignited not just Broadway but all of New York City. George Gershwin, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson and Langston Hughes were among its many fans. Uptown and Downtown came together as one.Now the show comes exuberantly back to life, with the best talent on Broadway:
    Audra McDonald (Six Tony awards, including RagtimeLady DayPorgy and Bess, and A Raisin in the Sun)
    Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony winner for Kiss Me, Kate; Tony nominee for Ragtime and Man of La Mancha)
    Billy Porter (Tony winner for Kinky Boots)
    Direction and book by George C. Wolfe (Tony winner for Angels in America and Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk)
    Choreography by tap sensation Savion Glover (Tony winner for Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk)
    Original music by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
    Please note: the amazing Audra McDonald will not appear in the show from June through August, so don’t delay… join Christodora on April 18th! Our orchestra and front mezzanine seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please learn more about our transformative wilderness and environmental science programs for New York City youth at

    and contact us at or 212-371-5225
    if you have any questions.
    Thank you for your support!
  • End of Year Giving

    2015 Holiday Card Front

    Many thanks to our friends who joined us at the Christodora Campfire gala and to all who have supported our “Nature, Learning, Leadership,” programs.

    Because of you, we have served over 3,000 NYC youth in 2015, offering them transformative opportunities to develop the skills they need to set goals and work towards their dreams.
    We are poised to have an even greater impact in 2016, building deep connections between youth, nature and community.

    Including us in your year-end giving will bring us closer to this joyful vision.

    100% of donations will go to camp scholarships– please click here or below to make a donation!

    Yes, I want to support Christodora students.

  • Thursday, November 12 - Christodora Campfire Autumn Gala Dinner & Auction

    Our Christodora Campfire Autumn Gala Dinner and Auction was a great success!  Thank you all who helped make November 12th an inspiring evening.

    Click here to see our write-up in NYC77events!

    Our honorees spoke movingly at the gala about their gratitude and inspiration sparked by Christodora.  Click on their names to read their full remarks.

    Madison Payton, Community Service Award

    Dieynabou Barry, Alumni Honoree Award

    Click here for more photos.

    Yes, I want to support Christodora students.

  • Saturday, May 30th - Wolf Hall

    Thank you to those who joined us for Wolf Hall on Broadway!  It is a riveting show and FOUR TONY AWARD winner. 100% of net proceeds support scholarships for students to attend Christodora’s Nature, Learning, Leadership programs this summer!

  • Tuesday, April 7th - An American in Paris

    Thank you to those who joined us for the stunning An American in Paris on Broadway!  It is beautiful show with lively music composed by George Gershwin.  George Gershwin has a special place in our heart as he played his first piano concert as a young boy at Christodora’s settlement house music school on the lower east side.

    100% of our net proceeds support scholarships for students to attend our Nature, Learning, Leadership programs this summer!

  • Thank you for your support.


    Tax Identification Number: 13-5562192

    Contributions help our youth to discover, preserve and celebrate nature — from the Bronx River to the Berkshires and beyond. Your tax-deductible contribution will go directly to supporting and educating NYC youth, providing them the chance to learn and grow through experiences with nature and adventures in the great outdoors. Most of the students Christodora serves meet federal poverty levels to qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and almost half are from single- or no-parent households.

    All our programs rely on scholarships and no child is ever turned away due to financial hardship.  

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