AlumNite 2024

On March 28, 2024, NYU Wagner alumni came together for a special evening of community building at Puck: AlumNite 2024. Once a flagship annual event, this was the first time in five years that the event was able to return. Over light fare and small-group chats with Wagner faculty, alumni reconnected with old friends and reminisced about their time in the classroom, all while raising funds for Wagner’s Scholarship Fund. AlumNite was an opportunity to bring our alumni community together for a cause. There were 145 people in the room, and dozens more participated in AlumNite without attending. We collectively raised $37,006 from AlumNite tickets, Host Committee members, and donations through Wagner's One Day campaign. In total, we received 238 gifts from the Wagner community - the vast majority from alumni and family members. All funds raised are going to Wagner's Scholarship Fund, so the impact will be felt by Wagner’s students. 


We’re grateful for the Host Committee and Co-Host Committee members for AlumNite 2024 for investing in the future of public service. 

Host Committee Members

Quemuel Arroyo (MPA 2020)

Casey Box (MPA 2011)

James Drinane (MPA 1983)

Sherry Glied (Wagner Dean)

Bethany Godsoe (MPA 2001)

Irfan Hasan (MPA 2000)

Thehbia Hiwot (MUP 2005)

Katty Jones (MPA 2004)

Jen Lau (MPA 2010)

Kathy O'Regan (Wagner Faculty)

Jeffrey Rathgeber (EMPA 2019)

Holly Rayna Raub (EMPA 2020)

David Schachter (MPA 1994)

Jen and Michael Weston-Murphy (MPA 2016)

Elizabeth Wolff (MPA 2011)

Co-Host Committee Members

Robert Burzichelli (MPA 1983)

David Gregory (MPA 1989)

Anita Kishore (EMPA 2016)

Tracy McDermott (MPA 1998)

Patrick Owens (EMPA 2014)

Christina Coiro Powell (MPA 2005)

Ashley Putnam (MPA 2015)

Debbie Reisner (EMPA 2015)

Carla Jackie Sampson (Wagner Faculty)

The evening was also an opportunity to toast to 20 years at Puck in style, before Wagner’s move to its new home at 17th Street in the summer of 2024. Alumni learned about ways to stay engaged with Wagner during this next chapter of our journey. A total of 23 alumni raised their hands to join Wagner as a volunteer this year - from serving as an Admissions Ambassador to organizing an alumni get-together, becoming a Capstone host, and serving as a guest speaker at Wagner events. Thank you to all alumni, faculty, and staff who made this special celebration possible! View highlights of the event in this image slideshow.