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The Quad Preparatory School Founder's Gala

Monday, June 3, 2024


Tavern on the Green

Each year a generous community of supporters come together to transform the experience of education for gifted, neurodiverse students — children whose innovation and intellect promise to spark meaningful change in our world.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's festive and lively gala celebration at Tavern on the Green in Central Park! 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.

Stay tuned for announcements about our 2025 Founder’s Gala soon!


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

A pioneer in neurodiverse education, for over ten years The Quad Preparatory School has served gifted, neurodiverse K-12 students who think and learn differently (called twice-exceptional or 2e). With their innovative perspectives and intelligence, 2e children have enormous potential to make a difference in 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. Together, we are redefining the experience of school and reinventing neurodiverse education so that all students have the opportunity to thrive.


Stephanie Hodor

David Orr

Jason Pike


Alan Carr
Ray Chan
Emily Chu
Harini Chundu
Andy Frankenberger
Martha Fortune

Lisa Nargi George
Nicholas George
Alyssa Hertzig
Courtney Levinsohn
Paul Levinsohn
Chi-Yu Liang

Marcus Mabry
Mark McFadden
Andrew Moth
Deborah Muro
Rachel O’Connor
Anne Reboredo

About our 2024 Gala Honorees

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Alan Carr

Alan Carr has been a member of the Quad Prep board since 2019. He is a former lawyer who transitioned to a finance career 20 years ago. Alan was previously a Managing Director at Strategic Value Partners, a distressed credit and private equity firm, where he split his time between the US and Europe. Before that, he was in the NYC office of Skadden Arps. In 2013, Alan co-founded and became the Managing Member of Drivetrain, LLC, an independent fiduciary services firm supporting companies experiencing financial uncertainty, particularly as a professional corporate director. Among more notable companies, Alan has helped navigate through difficult times include Sears, J.C. Penney and Toys R Us.

Foremost, Alan is the proud father of twins Zac (2023 Quad graduate and freshman at Landmark College) and Alexa, as well as Zac’s adorable service dog, Benson. But, the one who really keeps him in line is his much smarter wife of 23 years, Beth. Beth and Alan raised their family, and currently live, in Manhattan.

Alan graduated from Brandeis University and Tulane Law School. Away from family and work, Alan’s passions include golf, fishing, collecting vinyl records, seeing live music, and spending time in his next-favorite city, New Orleans.

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Morgan Stanley is proud to support The Quad Preparatory School. At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity — for clients, employees and the firm.


Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is fundamental to our role as a global leader striving for excellence in all that we do. By valuing diverse perspectives, we continue to expand our inclusive culture, focus on our people and deliver innovative solutions to the communities where we live and work.

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 Thanks to our 2024 SPONSORS!







Beth and Ben Miles

Geoffrey Hsu and Emily Chu

Frank Oswald

Hope Aldrich

Kelly Keenan and Jason Trumpbour

Jill Scibilia and John Scibilia

Perella Weinberg Partners — Bruce Mendelsohn, Kevin Cofsky, Alex Tracy, John Cesarz, Doug McGovern, Alex Svoyskiy, Sam Tanzer, Matt Rahmani

Bank of America

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