Seth Meyers to be guest of honor at Landmark's College "Champions of Change" Gala

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NEW YORK CITY — 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.

"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. More information about tickets will be forthcoming at www.landmark.edu/gala2018.




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