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Pur­suit Bash An­nu­al Gala

Seventh Annual Bash

The Pursuit Bash Annual Gala celebrates our impact and our growing community of Fellows, partners, funders, and volunteers.

Join us on June 10th, 2024 at the Glasshouse NYC as we bring together the best in tech, business, impact, and philanthropy and honor leaders who embody our values.

About Pursuit

Our mission is to create economic transformation. By training low-income adults to launch and advance careers as software engineers, we help our Fellows go from earning $18,000 to over $90,000 starting salary on average, adding an estimated $2M in lifetime earnings.

Since 2013, Pursuit has created ~$1B in total lifetime wage gains, creating lasting economic mobility that spans generations.


Bash Hon­orees

We are excited to honor leaders committed to building a stronger community. We thank them for their contributions and recognize their achievements.
Tony Davis

CEO & CIO of Inherent Group

Hope Knight

President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development

Rook Soto

Pursuit Fellow and Senior Developer at United Parks & Resorts

Erica Stevens

Pursuit Fellow and Software Engineer at Dow Jones

Our Evening


The Glasshouse is the preeminent private event space of NYC with expansive views of Manhattan, Hudson River, and beyond.

660 12th Avenue (West Side Highway) between 48th and 49th Streets New York, NY 10019

  • 6:30pm–7:30pm: Cocktails

  • 7:30pm–9:00pm: Dinner + Program

  • 9:00pm–11:00pm: After Party (separate Party-only tickets available)

Bash MC: Jo Ling Kent

CBS News Senior Business & Tech Correspondent


Mads Refslund

Founder of Ilis, Co-Founder of Noma, Multi-Michelin Starred Chef

Tables & Tickets

The Pursuit Bash brings together leaders in tech, business, impact, and philanthropy to support our mission to create economic transformation.

Join us by purchasing a table or individual tickets to the dinner and/or the afterparty. Unable to attend? Please consider making a direct donation to Pursuit.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We can work with you to build a sponsorship package that meets your strategic goals and brand objectives. Sponsorship levels range from $10,000 to $100,000. Benefits may include branding opportunities, media placements, social media posts, and various tables and tickets for VIP and guests.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to bash@pursuit.org

Bash Committee

Chair: Zachary Smith, Partner at Humans of the Internet

Vice Chairs:

Margot Edelman, GM at Edelman NYC

Dan Teran, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Gutter Capital

Paul Vizcarrondo, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Host Committee:

Charles E. Schumer, Senate Majority Leader

Alex Atallah, Co-Founder at OpenRouter and OpenSea

Natalia Quintero, Former Head of Latin America at Silicon Valley Bank

Elias Roman, Senior Director of Product Management at Google Labs

Stuart Spodek, Managing Director at BlackRock

Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City

Planning Committee:

Alan Jones

Ritambhara Kumar, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan

Zohar Yardeni, Chief Product Officer at The Knot Worldwide

2024 Sponsors

Let's celebrate!

June 10, 2024 / Glasshouse NYC