The UnGala strips away the traditional elements of a fundraising event and brings together some of New York City’s most influential artists, thought leaders, philanthropists and trend-setters for one night. Now in its third year, The UnGala celebrates and honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, cultural equity, and arts access, all while raising crucial funds for Cool Culture and its programs. The event features passed hors-d’oeuvres and food stations, cocktails, an auction, and dancing, and highlights advocates in the arts community who are making a difference.





Will Dubose

Co-Chair and Board Member

Risa Meyer

Co-Chair and Board Member

Lauriann Serra

Event Co-Chair

Lenise Logon

Auction Co-Chair

Alaina Simone

Auction Co-Chair


Nichole Thompson Adams
Gordon Chambers
Tay Dolan
Cathy Elkies
Chris Elmore
Lois Gelernt
Samantha Gilbert
Michèle Gerber Klein
Chelsea Mandel
Leslie Martinez
Lori Rotskoff
Asma Samadani
Daphnee Sanon
Neal Schelberg
Steve Serra