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May Wednesday

2019 Library Dinner

Honoring Peter Meyer of TD Bank


Thank you for joining us for our fifteenth annual Library Dinner.

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library is a research library comprising special collections, archives and manuscripts, images, and oral history collections. The library possesses a unique collection of Brooklyn and Long Island materials that provide important insights into our nation’s history and heritage. The annual Library Dinner raises vital funds in support of BHS’s efforts to preserve, digitize, and make the collections increasingly available to the public.

On May 1, 2019, BHS honored Peter Meyer of TD Bank for his long-time service to BHS and Brooklyn. Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, educator, and author was the distinguished speaker. The event raised $300,000 toward BHS’s Library & Archives.

Library Dinner Host Committee
Michael Adams-Liebman
Constance L. Christensen
Lisa Melmed Cohen
Lauren Glant
Robin Ottaway
James E. Rossman
Samuel W. Seymour


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tables, Tickets & Journal Ads

  • Chairman's Circle $50,000
  • President's Circle $25,000
  • Pierrepont Circle $10,000
  • Benefactor Committee $3,000
  • Individual Ticket $1,500
  • Premium Full Page Ad $5,000
  • Full Page Ad $2,000
  • Half Page Ad $1,000
Peter Meyer

Peter Meyer


As Market President for TD Bank in Central Florida, formerly New York City, Peter Meyer is responsible for Commercial, Small Business, Middle Market and not-for-profit Banking. Peter joined TD Bank, N.A. in 2002 to execute the bank’s aggressive expansion into the market. During this time, TD has grown to 142 retail stores and has become a major lender to small & middle market companies as well as to not-for-profits and healthcare institutions.

Peter began his banking career as a teller while attending college, working his way to branch manager and was trained as a commercial lender. He has held senior positions with various banks in New York City and has been instrumental in shaping loan programs and products for businesses in New York City, providing greater access to capital for companies and organizations delivering essential services to New Yorkers.

A graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Peter earned his MBA from Long Island University. Peter grew up in Woodhaven, Queens and is a lifelong New Yorker.

Active in the community, Peter is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Museum and is past Chairman of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. He continues to serve on the Executive Committees of each organization. He is also a trustee of St. Joseph College and is active in a number of other local nonprofit and civic organizations.

Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger

Distinguished Speaker

Paul Goldberger, who the Huffington Post has called “the leading figure in architecture criticism,” is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. He served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker from 1997 to 2011. He holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School. Paul began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. He is author of numerous books, including Why Architecture Matters.

Chairman's Circle

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

Pierrepont Circle

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP
Agnes Gund
Innisfree M&A Incorporated
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Eliza & Jim Rossman
Karen & Sam Seymour
Tiger Baron Foundation
Two Trees Management
Rudolph Wynter, National Grid
Karyn L. Zieve & Joel M. Cohen

Benefactor Committee

Lucy E. Baumrind
Constance Christensen
Marj & Bill Coleman
CUNY – New York City College of Technology
David Dobkin
Gail Erickson & Christa Rice
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Linda S. Ferber & Joel B. Berson
Lizanne Fontaine & Bob Buckholz
Lauren Glant & Michael Gillespie
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Nancy Havens-Hasty & John D. Hasty
Jessica & Cas Holloway
Sylvia & Byron Lewis
Pamela Maffei McCarthy & Joseph McCarthy
Jessie McClintock Kelly
Lisa Melmed & Steve Cohen
Barbara & Richard Moore
Audra & Robin Ottaway
Nancy & Otis Pearsall
Susan & Bill Rifkin
Sandra & Peter Schubert
Gail Stone & Matt Fishbein
Earl D. Weiner
Joanne Witty & Eugene Keilin
Richard C. Yancey

Special Thanks to

Event Support