Seth Meyers will be guest of honor at Landmark College 2018 fundraiser in NYC
Emmy Award-winning writer, actor, and talk show host Seth Meyers will be Landmark College's guest of honor at its 2018 fundraising gala in New York City. The event, "Champions of Change: Building a Neurodiverse Workforce," will be held April 24, 2018, and will recognize the partnerships between business and education that create opportunities for neurodiverse individuals to contribute significant strengths to their industries.
"Champions of Change" refers to the instrumental role corporations and educational institutions play in changing perceptions about individuals with learning difficulties borne of neurodiversity. Founded in 1985, Landmark College was the first institution to offer college-level studies for students with dyslexia, and has since expanded to include students with ADHD, executive function challenges, high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and other learning difficulties.
In addition to its educational mission, Landmark College is working to promote neurodiversity in the workplace through its Office of Career Connections and building relationships with business and corporate entities that are committed to expanding opportunities for individuals with diverse learning profiles.
The gala will raise funds for various Landmark College initiatives to support the goal of increasing neurodiversity in the workplace, including the creation of meaningful, productive career preparation and outcomes for its students; curriculum support for areas such as online learning, study abroad, social pragmatics programming, and others; and scholarships and financial aid.
LC’s guest of honor, Seth Meyers, has regularly supported philanthropic organizations, including New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA).
“Seth is a close friend and colleague of the parents of a current LC student, and we are excited that he accepted our invitation to be one of our guests of honor at the gala,” said Dr. Peter Eden, president of Landmark College. “Through his support for such organizations as NYCA, Seth has demonstrated that he truly understands that those who learn and operate differently offer unique and valuable skills and perspectives.”
The fundraising gala will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Bryant Park Grill in New York City. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.landmark.edu/gala2018.
ABOUT SETH MEYERS
Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and the current host of Late Night with Seth Meyers. He was named one of the 2014 TIME 100, Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people. Meyers hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014 and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
He began his TV career in 2001 with Saturday Night Live, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. Meyers served as head writer for nine seasons and "Weekend Update" anchor for eight seasons. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for host Justin Timberlake's musical monologue. Meyers also garnered 14 additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer in television.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Meyers studied and performed at iO Theatre before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland. His acclaimed show "Pick-ups and Hiccups," with partner Jill Benjamin, toured Europe and eventually caught the eye of SNL.
Meyers also executive produced and lent his voice to Hulu's animated superhero show The Awesomes, which ran for three seasons. In addition, Meyers has joined forces with SNL alums Fred Armisen and Bill Hader to create IFC's Emmy-nominated docs-parody series Documentary Now! Meyers hosted the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards on ESPN and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner to rave reviews.