NYC DINNER CLUB

Join the NYC Dinner Club Supporting Smile Train

The NYC Dinner Club is a nonprofit networking group that meets twice a year and is dedicated to supporting Smile Train, an international children’s charity with a sustainable solution to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

By joining the NYC Dinner Club, members will be given the opportunity to attend two networking dinners per year with likeminded philanthropic professionals, while helping provide children with life-changing cleft treatments. For an annual donation of $250, and the pledge to bring one additional member to each dinner, you can join the NYC Dinner Club supporting Smile Train. 100% of your donation goes directly to Smile Train to help provide new smiles and second chances at life to children with clefts. 

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MEMBERS

PAUL LEVINSOHN

Paul Levinsohn, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal of the New York City Regional Center which provides capital for real estate and infrastructure projects throughout New York City. In addition to real estate, Mr. Levinsohn has also invested in and overseen a variety of private equity transactions over the past 20 years.

MICHAEL EDWARDS

The Vice President and Transportation Practice Leader for Marquis Agency, a business unit of one of the top 100 U.S. Insurance Brokers. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and is considered a regional expert at designing comprehensive insurance programs and risk management solutions for trucking operations and logistics providers.

TED ZANGARI

Chairs the Real Estate Department and heads the Redevelopment Law and Public Policy practice groups at Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm based in Newark and Manhattan.

DR. FREDERICK SOLOMON

Professional smile guy, is the founder and CEO of Tribeca Smiles, one of New York City’s premiere dental practices. “I love being a dentist. It is absolutely rewarding to bring together the culmination of health, science, compassion, and esthetics in a manner that increases and embellishes ones quality of life.” 

MICHAEL RANSON

Michael is a Partner of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC.  His areas of expertise include bankruptcy and restructuring, financing structures, and development of corporate strategy at middle market companies.  A native of North Carolina, Michael resides in New York with his wife and two boys. 

DAVID NUSIM

David is the president and founder of CPG Interactive and NJRE Direct.  With over a 20 year track record, both companies are dedicated to servicing the marketing needs for their many commercial and residential real estate clients.

VICTOR J. HERLINSKY

Victor is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with offices in Newark and Princeton, New Jersey and in New York City.  As a successful litigator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Mr. Herlinsky brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Firm, particularly in commercial litigation, land use and redevelopment law, and government investigations.

DR. SANDER KOYFMAN

Dr. Koyfman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, currently working as the medical director for behavioral health at EmblemHealth. He is also serves as the President of a non-profit Disaster Psychiatry Outreach

GARY TAFFET

Gary is division President for Reliance Insurance Group, a national benefits consulting firm.  He has also previously served as a senior executive in State government and is active in several philanthropic activities.

MICHAEL SCHOFEL

Michael is Co-Managing Partner of Eastman Companies, a recognized leader in real estate development and property management services in Northern New Jersey. In addition to being involved in numerous commercial real estate professional organizations, Michael is immediate past-president of the Entrepreneur’s Organization – New Jersey Chapter; serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the Essex County Division of the American Heart Association; recently served as East Coast director of GSEA – Global Student Entrepreneur Award; and is a past president of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce.

RICHARD AUGUSTYN

Richard Augustyn is founder and CEO of NIP Group, a national leader in insurance brokering and risk management, and Extensis Group, a national leader in HR solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. He currently serves on the board of six U.S. and Canadian companies. As a passionate entrepreneur and active investor, he also provides strategic advice and capital to over 100 entrepreneurs, helping them find, buy, and build great companies. He continuously builds on his early business success, which landed him a spot among the Forty Under 40, a program that honors young men and women who have made outstanding contributions to their fields.

STEVE EDWARDS

Steve is a principal in National Insurance Programs, one of the 50 largest insurance intermediaries in the United States, and President of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation Board.

WAYNE F. DIETZ

He is presently, CEO and Chairman of D&H, Inc., Newton, NJ.  Wayne is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and High Point University and a member of the New Jersey Self Insurers Association and the NJ Risk and Insurance Management Society.  He is a founding member of Kids Chance of NJ.  He resides in Lafayette, NJ with his wife Rena and has two daughters, Ashley & Jessie.

NICHOLAS P. SCUTARI

Nick is a practicing attorney with an office located in Linden, NJ Senator Scutari is a member of the bar in both New Jersey and New York. He earned his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1993, receiving the John D. Voelker Award as Outstanding Law Review Associate. He was elected to the State Senate in 2003 to represent the 22nd District. In the Senate, he serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman of the Space Utilization Committee, and a member of the Senate Commerce Committee.

JOE KAPLAN

Joe Kaplan is the SVP, Sales & Marketing for Accreditrust Technologies, a digital credential processing firm. He is a proven sales and marketing leader with experience at large corporate organizations that include Nabisco, Western Union, CIT Group, and Post Foods, as well as being known for his extensive entrepreneurial background and visionary start-up expertise (e.g., TSB Strategic Management Group and eGolfScore).