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Barnard College 2019 Annual Gala

Barnard College 2019 Annual Gala


Tonight we’re at the Barnard Gala at the
Plaza where we are going to raise money for financial aid and meet some
wonderful people. Being here tonight means getting to champion this school that I love and that has championed me and I’m just really happy to be here
tonight. I’m so excited because being here in
this moment really enlivens me to pursue my goals further. Supporting education is
super crucial because it levels off the playing field for people who are
marginalized. It can be hard work to do what we’re trying to do at Barnard but we have no choice because we are producing the next generation of women
who are going to run this world. And to help us celebrate Barnard and our
students tonight we’re so delighted to have three very special honorees: Greta
Gerwig, Lois Champy, and Kitty Kolbert. We simply could not do what we do
without all of your support. From me and from Barnard thank you for being part of the family and let’s have a great night. Financial aid is incredibly incredibly
important because it provides access and ability. I’m able to focus on being a student because I was given a little bit help along the way and then working here can help others. I have to say the commitment and the
passion that I feel in this room year after year keeps growing and it is
just mind-boggling. Tonight is our night to make a big difference towards
financial aid. I think it’s so important to have events like this. Education is the most valuable thing you can give a person. Money should never close
those doors and those opportunities.

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