On May 8th over 150 supporters joined us on the roof of the Ethical Culture School in New York City for Celebrate PBP!, our first annual benefit. Together with our community partners, elected officials, and PB participants, we celebrated 25 years of PB around the world and 5 years of PBP’s work in empowering 46,000 people in North America to decide on $45 million.
Guests enjoyed food from Great Performances, Lagunitas beer, Brazilian desserts from Carnaval, the sounds of DJ Oscar Nñ, and views of Central Park. We honored the visionaries who worked with us to bring participatory budgeting to NYC, including NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams, and Eric Ulrich, and Community Voices Heard. We exceeded our goals for the benefit and everyone had a great time! See more photos of the celebration here.