The PAC gala

Wishing you were all here for The PAC Gala and Black Violin performance that was scheduled for tonight!

We will miss being together as a community but the health of our artists, audience, generous supporters, and campus community is most important.  We are thinking of this year’s honorees, A.I.M Artistic Director Kyle Abraham ’00, and PAC Advisory Council Emeritus member Chris Clark and are grateful for our Gala Committee and Co-Chairs Umran Beba and Michelle Ifill for their generosity and leadership.

So instead of on-site fundraising tonight, we are asking YOU to consider making an online gift to help ensure the success of our programs. We look forward to gathering again in the future. In the meantime enjoy the music of our friends Black Violin!



In response to concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and based upon guidance provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health, and the Westchester County Department of Health, we regretfully announce that The Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Purchase College Gala scheduled for Friday, March 27, has been cancelled. 

As a public health and safety precaution, all public gatherings on the Purchase College campus for the remainder of the Spring Semester are also canceled.

Staff will be reaching out to ticket holders and sponsors to personally confirm the cancellation and discuss next steps.

In the meantime, we thank our patrons and donors for generously supporting The Performing Arts Center and Purchase College.

We thank you for your understanding during this unforeseen and extraordinary circumstance.

Umran Beba, Co-Chair
Michelle Ifill, Co-Chair

David M. Fleisher, Esq. ’75
Geri Eisenman Pell
Dale Robyn Siegel
Helaine Suval

Donna G. Frithsen
Katherine King
Miranda Kozak
Seth Soloway

Katherine King
Associate Director of Development
Purchase College Foundation & Charitable Entities
914.251.6178 |

All proceeds to benefit The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Sponsorship of The PAC Gala is tax-deductible under the full limits of the law.