2017 NYTM Gala - Photo by Patrick Cashin


Friends of the New York Transit Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, holds a Gala every year to raise funds to support the New York Transit Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and collections.

2018 Gala
Monday, November 5, 6pm-10pm

Cocktails and Seated Dinner
River Pavilion, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
West 35th Street at 11th Avenue
Black Tie

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Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

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The 2018 Gala salutes the past and looks forward to transportation’s next chapter, honoring the Presidents of the five operating agencies of the MTA: Andy Byford, MTA New York City Transit; Phillip Eng, MTA Long Island Rail Road; Cedrick T. Fulton, MTA Bridges and Tunnels; Darryl C. Irick, MTA Bus; and Catherine Rinaldi, MTA Metro-North.

2018 Gala Supporters

Benefit Co-Chairs: Susan Gilbert, Michael J. Jones, and Ruby Siegel

Presenting Sponsor



Boyce Technologies
HNTB Corporation
Interactive Elements Inc.
STV Group, Inc.


Ansaldo STS – A Hitachi Group Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citnalta Construction Corp.
Con Edison
di Domenico + Partners
E-J Electric Installation Co.
General Contractors Association
Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC
H & K Consulting Services
Hardesty & Hanover/LHP Architects
HDR, Inc.
Hill International, LLC
IBM Corporation
Iovino Enterprises
Jamaica Bearings Co.
Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Knorr Brake Company and Dellner Couplers
Loop Capital Markets and Bryant Rabbino LLP
LTK Engineering Services
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
MTA Capital Construction
MTA Long Island Rail Road
MTA Metro-North Railroad
MTA New York City Transit
Nixon Peabody LLP
OHL NA – Judlau Contracting, Inc.
Railworks / L.K. Comstock & Co., Inc.
Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc.
Siemens Mobility, Inc.
Thales Transport & Security, Inc.
Transit Wireless
Gerald Weinstein

Friends & Supporters

AKRF, Inc.
BAE Systems
Dattner Architects
Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Fuji Electric Corp. of America
Fuji Semec
Granite Construction Northeast, Inc.
Infinite Consulting Corp.
Philip E. Karmel and J. Kevin Healy of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
The LiRo Group
Ronay and Richard Menschel
Murtagh, Cohen, Byrne, Cutler & Murdy
New Flyer Industries
PACO Technologies, Inc.
Pzena Investment Management
Chitra Radin
Elliot “Lee” Sander
John Schuyler & Mark Strauss, FXCollaborative Architects
Stellar Services, Inc.
WABTEC TRANSIT GROUP, Faiveley Transport
Welkin Mechanical

List as of September 12, 2018

Honorary Committee

Hon. Gale A. Brewer, President, Borough of Manhattan
Robert C. Carroll, New York State Assembly
Hon. Margaret Chin, New York City Council
Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of NY and NJ
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Former Chair, New York State Council on the Arts
Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr., President, Borough of the Bronx
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
Mortimer L. Downey III, Former Executive Director, MTA; Former Deputy Secretery, U.S. Department of Transportation
Patrick J. Foye, President, MTA
Hon. Kirstin GillibrandU.S. Senate
Hon. Martin J. Golden, New York State Senate
Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, Managing Director, MTA
Don Harold, Founding Director, New York Transit Museum
H. Dale Hemmerdinger, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. House of Representatives
Peter Kalikow, Former Chair, MTA
Mrs. Robert Kiley, for Robert Kiley, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Liz Krueger, New York State Senate
Hon. Brad Lander, New York City Council
Janno Lieber, Chief Development Officer, MTA
Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. House of Representatives
Hon. Velmanette Montgomery, New York State Senate
Hon. Jerrold Nadler, U.S. House of Representatives
Donald N. Nelson, Former President, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Thomas F. Prendergast, Former Chair and CEO, MTA
Richard RavitchFormer Chair, MTA
Elliot “Lee” Sander, Former Executive Director and CEO, MTA
Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senate
Gabrielle Shubert, Former Director, New York Transit Museum
Peter Stangl, Former Chair and CEO, MTA
Hon. Scott M. Stringer, New York City Comptroller
Hon. James G. Van Bramer, New York City Council
Jay Walder, Former Chair and CEO, MTA