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The Founder’s Gala 

The Quad Preparatory School is delighted to announce its 2022 Founder’s Gala!


The Quad Preparatory School Founder’s Gala
New York Classic
Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm
at Tavern on the Green 
Central Park, New York


We look forward to a festive and lively evening of connection, engagement, and support for impactful and pioneering neurodiverse education.


There are many opportunities to get involved and lend your support as we transform the experience of education for gifted, neurodiverse students. Please reach out to us at to learn more.


We look forward to seeing you for a New York Classic at our 2022 Founder’s Gala!


At the Quad Prep Founder’s Gala, we invite sponsors, guests, and community members to ignite meaningful opportunities for learning for neurodiverse, twice-exceptional children.


A pioneer in neurodiverse education, The Quad Preparatory School serves gifted students with learning and social differences (called twice-exceptional or 2e). With their innovative perspectives and intelligence, 2e children have enormous potential to contribute to the world, and yet their neurodiversity means that they are all too often left behind in a conventional learning environment. Quad Prep is changing education not only for its own students, but also, through its outreach and programs, for twice-exceptional students and diverse learners nationwide. Quad Prep is redefining the experience of school and reinventing neurodiverse education so that all students have the opportunity to thrive.

About our 2022 Gala Honorees

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Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby is an acclaimed and Emmy-award winning speaker, writer, and comedian, and a strong voice in support of neurodiverse individuals. Her solo show Nanette redefined the comedic form, and in her subsequent solo show Douglas, she discussed her autism diagnosis and “[let] the world see the view from [her] brain — one that sees the world differently but with breathtaking clarity.” Hannah is the author of the new book Ten Steps to Nanette and is currently on tour with her new stand up show Body of Work. Through her contributions in the arts and her writing on neurodiversity, Hannah has had a positive impact for neurodiverse individuals across the world, making a significant difference for twice-exceptional students, who, like Hannah, “see the world differently but with breathtaking clarity.”

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Evelyn Yang

Evelyn Yang is a leader and advocate for neuroinclusivity nationwide. Through her deep commitment, from the campaign trail to her speaking and philanthropic work, Evelyn has helped foster greater awareness and inclusion for neurodiverse individuals, ensuring that neurodiverse voices have a place at every table, and comfortable sensory spaces in airports, stadiums, and entertainment venues nationwide. Through her work, Evelyn has had an indelible impact on the lives of countless neurodiverse children and families. Evelyn serves as a partner not only for The Quad Preparatory School, but also in service of our larger mission to create a future where all neurodiverse individuals have opportunities to learn, grow, and bring their full gifts into the world.

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Stephanie Hodor

David Orr


Jennifer Carpenter

Alan Carr

Livia Cheung

Charlie Choi

Harini Chundu

Matt Derella

Vicki Elkins

Ruthie Hecht

Andreas Lazar

Elanna Lazar

Courtney Levinsohn

Paul Levinsohn

Marcus Mabry

Mark McFadden

Andrew Moth

Deborah Muro

Rachel O’Connor

Jason Pike


Be the difference

With generous support from our Gala sponsors, we are able to provide a space for twice-exceptional students to rise into their full gifts. With their innovative perspectives and fierce intelligence, these neurodiverse students are poised to make a difference in the world. Your 2022 Founder’s Gala Sponsorship helps reshape the experience of school for these gifted neurodiverse learners, and has an impact far beyond their classroom doors. We invite you to join us in creating transformative educational experiences for the next generation of innovators, inventors, leaders, iconoclasts, and change makers!

 Thanks to our 2022 SPONSORS!






James and Jill Cornell Family Fund

Eric Kaplan and Melissa Sawyer

Verona Carpenter Architects

Susan and Stephen Jess

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