In case you were unable to join us on December 6th for our 25th Annual Gala at the Tribeca 360 Event Space, catch the highlights below:


JAR Eevent Recap 2016 Final from Reisenbach Foundation on Vimeo.

Donated by our friends at Media Place.

View photos from the gala here.

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, our friends at Media Place donated this fantastic video, depicting the history of JAR and the impact we have on New York City. Want to learn more about the Reisenbach Foundation? Watch below:


JAR 25th Anniversary Film from Reisenbach Foundation on Vimeo.

2016 Honoree

Anna Griffin – Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing, CA Technologies

Anna Griffin

Anna Griffin is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at CA Technologies. She is an award-winning marketer who, for more than 20 years, has helped build and promote visionary campaigns for global brands such as Apple, Sony, Nortel, Juniper Networks, Saturn, Land’s End, the San Francisco Opera, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Ms. Griffin joined CA Technologies, the 4th largest software company in the world, in 2014 to holistically rebrand and define CA on every level.

In 2008, she was awarded her second Gold Effie, the industry’s highest recognition given for marketing effectiveness, for her work with Nortel. In 2010 her work with Juniper was awarded best BtoB Marketing Campaign of the year and in 2013 her work for Juniper was shortlisted for a Cannes Golden Lion.

Her passion for creativity extends beyond the industry and into the classroom as a founder of Naledi Christian Academy in Potchefstroom South Africa, serving the young and creative minds of township children with a world class education opportunity.

Hear Anna discuss why she supports the Reisenbach Foundation below:

An Industry of Change Makers: Anna Griffin from Reisenbach Foundation on Vimeo.

Marla Kaplowitz - Chief Executive Officer, MEC North America

Marla Kaplowitz – Chief Executive Officer, MEC North America

Marla Kaplowitz

Marla Kaplowitz serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MEC North America. Marla is committed to philanthropy and expanding the influence of the media community within that realm. Learn more about Marla below:

As CEO of MEC North America, Marla has been at the helm of driving forward the agency’s strategic growth initiatives since 2011 with a focus on delivering growth for its people, clients and the industry. Under Marla’s leadership, the agency has grown in both size and scope. With a sincere focus and commitment to people, she is the driving force behind the launch of MEC’s award-winning “Inspire Happiness” curriculum, health and wellness initiatives such as mindfulness and iThrive development workshops, new skill-based training, and the agency’s giving back efforts that afford its employees an opportunity to take two days per year to volunteer with a charity of choice.

Marla is a member of the 4As Media Leadership Council, Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), and was recognized by Advertising Age as a ‘Woman to Watch’ in 2012. Along with her support of the Reisenbach Foundation, Marla is an avid movie buff as a member of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and is an active contributor to the West Side Campaign Against Hunger where her two sons volunteer regularly.

Watch Marla discuss living in New York City and the impact of the Reisenbach Foundation:

An Industry of Change Makers: Marla Kaplowitz from Reisenbach Foundation on Vimeo.


Jacki Kelley- COO of Bloomberg Media

Jacki Kelley

Jacki Kelley is Chief Operating Officer of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization that comprises web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. Jacki, who joined Bloomberg L.P. in September 2014, leads the business operations of Bloomberg Media, with a focus on driving global revenue growth, brand strength and developing the company’s new media strategy under CEO Justin B. Smith. Jacki started her career at USA TODAY, where she rose from an intern to Senior Vice President of Advertising, overseeing advertising and marketing for all international and domestic editions of the newspaper.

Jacki was named a Matrix Award Honoree by New York Women in Communications; Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York; and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement. She was honored as one of Crain’s New York Business’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York in 2013, one Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising and was number one on Business Insider’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising list.

Hear Jacki discuss the importance of philanthropy and why she supports the Reisenbach Foundation:

An Industry of Change Makers: Jacki Kelley from Reisenbach Foundation on Vimeo.

Please join us as we celebrate these three esteemed members of the media community. You can make your reservation here.

25 for 25 Leadership Circle

The John A. Reisenbach Foundation was created twenty five years ago.  This year is a significant one for us as we are reflecting on our first quarter century, as well as looking ahead to many more years of serving New York City.

To mark this milestone, we have created a new giving option called “25 for 25.” Donors contributing $25,000 or more in honor of our milestone year will enjoy premium participation at our December 6 gala, including:

→Membership in the “25 for 25” Leadership Circle.

→Participation in special events for members in 2017.

→Opportunities to join us at our program locations around the city.

→Listing as an event sponsor on the program.

→Features in all gala-related PR.

→A featured digital billboard at the event.

→Special recognition during the gala program

→Additional signage at the event.

To date, the following companies have joined the “25 for 25” Leadership Circle:
















We are deeply grateful to this group of donors for doing so much to sustain our programs, and we extend a heartfelt thanks to you all!

If you or your company is interest in joining the “25 for 25” Leadership Circle, please email us at or call 646-975-7482.

Read our press release here.