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New York

June 6, 2019

What an unforgettable evening looking back on Ubuntu's 20 years of impact and listening to our community’s dreams for the future.

Our 20th anniversary gala celebrated two decades of cradle to career care. We honored Colin Cowie with the Spirit of Ubuntu Award for his commitment to the children of South Africa and recognized Latham and Watkins for partnering with us since day one. We were moved by scholar-turned-staff-member Nomhle’s unforgettable story of finding the support and courage to dream for herself, her son – and her community.

Together, we launched the next phase of our campus expansion and raised funds to create pathways out of poverty, from healthy births to the first day of school, from job training to job creators. Thank you to our amazing host committee and sponsors for making this 20th anniversary gala full of ubuntu.

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Honoring Colin Cowie
Spirit of Ubuntu Award

Colin's deep commitment to Ubuntu Pathways has epitomized the philosophy of ubuntu–I am because you are. At our 20th Anniversary Gala in New York City, we are proud to honor his impact on the organization and the children of South Africa.


Honoring Latham & Watkins - Pathway Partners

Latham & Watkins has been a key supporter of Ubuntu since day one. The firm has contributed millions of dollars in pro bono legal services and truly embraced our mission. Since incorporating Ubuntu 20 years ago, the Latham & Watkins global team has been among our most valued partnerships, and helped transform the lives of thousands of vulnerable children.

Host Committee

Fabiola Arredondo & Andrew Rolfe
Lori & Gary Cohen
Stephanie & Aaron Goldman
Jake Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard
Laura Doyle Hammam & Zayd Hammam
Jill & Kiva Iscol
Donna Karan
Breanna & John Khoury
Kelsey & David Lamond
Alexandre Leviant
Cynthia & Daniel Lief
Janice & Frank Lipman
Kerry Oelkers Ludwig & Kevin Ludwig
Anne & Vincent Mai
Brooke & Rush McCloy
Dr. Monica Menell-Kinberg
Sienna Miller
Steven Miller
Adam Mirels
Sandra & Philip Myburgh
Danielle & Daniel Osorio
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon
Mark Seliger
Deborah & Brandon Shainfeld
Peter Shapiro
Dina Lichtman-Smith & Laurence M. Smith
Richard A. Smith
Kholisa & Ciko Thomas
Farnaz Vossoughian & John Vaske

Thank You to our Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Dom Pattinson

Table Sponsors

Sudie Anning & Kevin Raidy
Fabiola Arredondo & Andrew Rolfe
Ramona & Lee Bass
Monette de Botton & Philip Kirsh
Laura Doyle Hammam & Zayd Hammam
Patty & Mark Edelstein
Sandi & Andrew Farkas
Becca Gelb & David Boehmer
Michael Gordon
Lisa & Ted Harbert
Breanna & John Khoury
Kathy & Brian Kronick
Cynthia & Daniel Lief
Janice & Frank Lipman
Laura & Stuart Litwin
Dorothy Litwin-Brief & Donald Brief
The Ludwig Family
Anne & Vincent Mai
Eric Masella
Steven Miller
Helene Safdie & Ira Levy
Ryan Seacrest
Deborah & Brandon Shainfeld
Richard A. Smith
Farnaz Vossoughian & John Vaske
Susi & Peter Wunsch