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Left to right: Brooklyn Historical Society Trustee Susan Rifkin; Professor of Humanities and History at NYU Dr. Linda Gordon; honorees Joanne Witty, a Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and Eugene Keilin, co-founder of KPS Capital Partners, LP and Keilin & Co. LLC.; Brooklyn Historical Society Board Chair James Rossman and Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz. Photos: Scott Rudd Photography

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) on April 14 raised a record amount of more than $290,000 at its 11th Annual Library Dinner. The event and honored Brooklynites Joanne Witty, a director of the Brooklyn Bridge Corporation and Eugene Keilin, co-founder of KPS Capital Partners, LP and Keilin & Co. LLC.

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More than 125 guests were welcomed to cocktails in the interior landmarked Othmer Library and dinner in the Great Hall.

More than 125 guests were welcomed to cocktails in the interior landmarked Othmer Library and dinner in the Great Hall, where they were treated to a special presentation prepared by Dr. Linda Gordon, Professor of Humanities and History at NYU. The evening was dedicated to the late Board of Trustee member Gina Ingoglia Weiner, a beloved botanical writer, illustrator and volunteer. Supporters included KPS Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs & Co., Two Trees Management Co. LLC, Municipal Credit Union and HR & A Advisors.

 

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