Our Host



•A born and bred New Yorker, Jill Kopelman Kargman, is the creator, writer, producer and star of the scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out” in which Ms. Kargman plays a satirical version of herself navigating the hilarity of raising children on the upper east side in NYC. The show’s 3rd season will air summer 2017 on Bravo.

Ms. Kargman attended The Spence
School, The Taft School and Yale

After graduating, and working
for magazines, television and
movies, Ms. Kargman began writing
novels to give her more flexibility to be
home with her three children: Sadie, Ivy,
and Fletch. She is a New York Times best-
selling author of multiple books, and her
newest book, a comedic essay collection,
“Sprinkle Glitter on my Grave,” was
published in September 2016 by Random

Ms. Kargman has been a volunteer and
supporter of Memorial Sloan-Kettering
for two decades; and is currently a
supporter of School of American Ballet,
New York City Ballet, Williamstown Theater
Festival, and New York City’s Gay Pride
Parade as the underwriter of the NBCUniversal
Out event.

She will be performing January 2017 in her
one-woman show at the Café Carlyle—singing heavy
metal songs—cabaret style.

Jill learned about the RIVER FUND, and our work, from our Chairman,
Michael Tiedemann. We are thrilled to have her as our host for our Silver
Anniversary Gala.

Photo: Deborah Feingold

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