October 16, 2014

Color Outside the Lines Gala

“You Can’t Memorize This” book cover, by Lena Dunham and Color Outside the Lines Gala Invitation.

-For the complete album of photographs from the Color Outside the Lines Gala, please click here.

What can we say about the Color Outside the Lines Gala? It was a night to celebrate as we released “You Can’t Memorize This,” a collection of drawings from artists in several different fields; meant to illustrate that all great thinkers think outside the box.

The Color Outside the Lines Gala was also a huge success, all thanks to the amazing people that came out to support the cause and who lent a hand (or several) throughout the planning process.

First, we need to thank our co-founder Abby Ballin, as well as Periel Aschenbrand, who made this magical night happen. Next, the entire Host Committee, for all of your hard work and dedication: Mindy Goldberg, Jenny Levy, Genevieve Lynch, Timory King, Tim Ives, Gaby Basora, Doug Halbert, Stacy Wall, Jake Bernstein, Michael Goldberg, Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Blumhagen, Liana Pai, Bridget Goodbody & Laura Dern. Also, each and every one of the contributing artists, who awed everyone with their amazing artwork: Adam Scott, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Carole Feuerman, Casey Affleck, David Copperfield, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks, Elle Fanning, Eric Bogosian, Helen Ficalora, Jack Black, Jason Bateman, Jason Schwartzman, Jemima Kirke, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Knoxville, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Justin Theroux, Justin Vivian Bond, Laura Dern, Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham, Lionel Richie, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mario Batali, Mark Seliger, Mary Louise Parker, Naomi Watts, Natasha Lyonne, Nigel Sylvester, Rufus Wainwright, Sage Vaughn, Scott Caan, Tina Fey, Tom Arnold, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Ferrell, Will.i.am.

Of course, we can’t forget to mention Rufus Wainwright’s incredible and moving performance as well as Natasha Lyonne’s introduction! And last, but certainly not least, our wonderful sponsors: Sharpie, Helen Ficalora, Epoch Films, and Belle Fleur!

We loved seeing each and every one of you, and thank you immensely for your help in working to ensure that children all across America will get the education that they not only need, but deserve!

With deepest love and thanks,

The entire LSG team