Thursday, October 1, 2020


Liana Silverstein-Backal and Arthur Backal
for decades of dedication to food allergy education, awareness, advocacy, and research


6:00 VIP Reception
6:30 General Admission and cocktails
7:30 Dinner
8:30 Entertainment and presentations
9:00 Dessert

With performances by

Comedian Colin Jost
Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update

Dan Finnerty
Featured in Old School and The Hangover

Presenting sponsor

Join us to toast EAT’s 5th Anniversary in the fight to end food allergies.

EAT funds promising studies from top research institutions to accelerate food allergy treatments and cures.

Liana Silverstein-Backal and Arthur Backal

Romero Britto
Bellanca and Mitch Rutter
Michelle and Robert Smigel
Domingo Zapata

Host Committee
Elise* and Greg* Bates
Lynn Bayard
Hillary and Ben Carter
Lauren and Andy* Goldberg
Julie and Andrew* Grieve
Carey and Jason Halio
Kim* and Tom* Hall
Jason Hernandez
Lisa Konsker
Karyn Kornfeld and Steven Kobre
Kristin Lemkau
Andrea Lisher
Ashley* and John McGrail
Amy Montoya and Peter Scheman
Ellen-Jane* and Ben Moss
Taylor and Michael Nelson
Jackie and Jason Ourman
Stacey and Marc Saiontz
Hugh and Anne Sampson
Mati and Scott Sicherer, MD
Bonnie and Mike Weinbach
Elana and Andrew Zimmerman


* Member of EAT Board of Directors

Benefit Committee
Bonnie Ackerman
Wendy and Jason Block
Tara Blois
Marlene Brown
Paulette Cohen
Merrill and Robert Debbs
Rose and Tyler Dickson
Megan Foley
Cari Gelber
Laura Geller
Lisa and Dave Gershon
Joanne and Louis Giorgi
Ethel Gittlin and Al Trenk
Marla and Alan Helene
Brooke and Mark Howat
Ilay Karateke
Lisa Jacobs
Werner and Nurit Kahane
Louise and Stephen Kornfeld
Brett Krugman
Karen and Mitchell Kuflik
Abbe and Greg Large
Julie and Steve Lifton
Erin Malawer
Sammi Mendenhall
Jennifer and Seth Miller
Wendy and Bruce Mosler
Sarah Kugelman and Daryl Nanes
Christie Narvaez

Benefit Committee (continued)
Dr. Christine Olsen and Rob Small
Shoshana Quint and Jonathan Melmed
Michele and Frank Rella
Sandy and Marc Roth
Jennifer and Michael Ruff
Wendy and Steve Shenfeld
Dina and Thomas Silvera
Stephanie and Jeff Sorkin
Candice and Stephen Stark
Adam Stobsky
Jessica Stone
Nikol and Jeff Thompson
Andrea and Joel Wernick
Breene and Dave Wesson
Denise Woodard
Sandi and Chris Wright
Meghan and Michael Young
Amy and Todd Zipper

Thank you to our Sponsors and Corporate Partners

Presenting Sponsor



Corporate Partners
a la mode shoppe
Abe’s Muffins
Backal Hospitality Group
Baked Cravings
BBDO Advertising
Bespoke Impact Advisors
Better Bites
Bow Tie Cinemas
Breezemont Day Camp
Hank Lane Orchestra
Hechler Photography
King & Spalding
Point O’ Pines Camp
True Geist

Advocates and Heroes
Am Trust Title Insurance Company
Anchin Real Estate Group
Blue Spruce Capital
BNE Sterling Associates Properties
Carlton Architecture, PC
City National Bank
Day One Agency
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
Goldfarb & Fleece, LLP
Levitin Family Charitable Trust
Andrea Lisher
LTCI Limited
McCarter & English, LLP
Robin Heller Moss
Offit Capital
Richter Ratners Builders
S. Ventor Consulting
Bonnie and Michael Weinbach