Join us for the NYIC’s This is Our New York: 2023 Gala on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 at Capitale in New York City. This year, we’re celebrating over three decades of sustained advocacy wins, the continued fight for justice, and the unstoppable coalition that makes our success possible. Rally alongside 350+ other committed advocates, activists, community members, and supporters as we recommit ourselves, once and ever again, to the fight for immigrant justice.

Your support for this event — our largest fundraising effort of the year — will play a crucial role in ensuring that immigrant voices are prioritized in today’s policy debates, helping advance quality health care, immigration reform, education, and other vital services for all. Together, we can reaffirm New York’s storied legacy as a home that is welcoming to all.

Tuesday October 10, 2023
6:00pm VIP Reception | 6:30pm Cocktail Reception | 7:00pm Dinner and Awards Program
Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York City

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Visionary Honoree


For over twenty-five years, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has made grants to nonprofit organizations and projects around the world, working with an incredible community of partners to create transformative change whose benefits multiply and are shared widely. Their mission, encompassing program areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Sports, and Social Welfare, is broad by design. At its core are a fundamentally collaborative approach based on the expertise of partners on the ground, a commitment to public-private partnership, and a belief that everyone should have access to art, education, health care, and life’s other essentials. This approach to empowering humanity has guided over 5,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in 134 countries.


Champion Honoree

Henry Garrido, Executive Director

Henry A. Garrido is the executive director of District Council 37, New York City’s largest municipal employee union. He was elected to a third term in January 2022. Since becoming executive director in 2014, Garrido has focused on encouraging greater member participation. Garrido initiated the DC 37 Union Strong organizing campaign that helped boost DC 37 membership to 150,000. Garrido previously served as the union’s associate director. In that position, he helped establish the Municipal Employees Housing Program, which coordinates grants for first-time homebuyers and provides foreclosure prevention services, financial education and counseling. He also directed the union’s white paper project that addressed government waste by investigating the privatization of City services and identifying additional revenue sources. Garrido also was involved in an initiative on sustainability and green jobs in New York State. Garrido is an international vice president of the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), co-chair of the Municipal Labor Committee, a trustee on the city’s Workforce Investment Board, and serves on the board of the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS). A native of the Dominican Republic, he is the first Latino to head DC 37 since it was formed in 1944.


Member of the Year


Columbia County Sanctuary Movement (CCSM) has been a member organization of the NYIC for 6 years. CCSM organizes with (im)migrants and allies to collectively support, empower, and defend our communities.They believe long-term systemic change comes from bottom-up organizing by establishing leadership from directly impacted communities and forming relationships grounded in solidarity and mutual aid. CCSM has six program areas: Community Organizing and Civic Engagement, Deportation Defense, Legal Support, Accompaniment and Family Support, Food Justice, and Community Building.

For more information or any questions on the event please contact Maddie Legg at gala@nyic.org or 212-244-4880 x1.