Tilles Center celebrates Veterans Day, November 11 with 2023 Gala event featuring multi-platinum, 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner JOHN LEGEND


Christina Hill, Director of Marketing


Vanessa Kellogg, Assistant Director of Marketing vanessa.kellogg@liu.edu


Gala honoree Anne D. Shybunko-Moore heralded for service to Long Island manufacturing and veterans

Over 2000 free Tilles Center tickets donated in past year via

Veteran Ticket Foundation’s Tickets for Troops Program


(Brookville, New York… November 2023) Multi-platinum,12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner John Legend headlines 2023/24 Gala at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Performance will take place on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11 at 8:30 pm.

Intimate Performance by John Legend

This special solo performance will feature intimate reimaginings of Legend’s greatest hits (“All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” “Tonight”), unexpected stories from Legend’s life and career, and selections from his most recent release LEGEND (“Nervous,” “Wonder Woman”). Gala ticket-holders enjoy a celebratory evening, beginning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm, followed by a dinner in the Goldsmith Atrium, and premium Gala seating at the performance. The concert is open to the public and begins at 8:30 pm. Proceeds from this special Gala performance support nonprofit Tilles Center’s enduring mission to inspire, engage, and educate the Long Island community through arts performance, education, and advocacy.

Complimentary Tickets for Veterans

Tilles Center is proud to have donated 2000 tickets and counting to active and retired military veterans and first-responders through the Veteran Tickets Foundation’s Tickets for Troops Program, the second largest VSO in the USA, also known as Vet Tix. These donations are made possible by a generous donation by Tilles Center 2023/24 Season Sponsor Catholic Health, through their Catholic Health Cares program. These tickets have been distributed through numerous events throughout the year, including to Tilles Center’s upcoming Gala event featuring John Legend.

Gala Honoree and United Veterans Beacon House supporter Anne D. Shybunko-Moore

Anne D. Shybunko-Moore is the CEO and Owner of GSE Dynamics Inc., a Woman Owned Small Business, and a U.S. Defense Manufacturer. She serves in many local, regional and national leadership roles, including Ignite LI, The Manufacturing Consortium of Long Island, the Governor’s Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC), Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA), The Cradle of Aviation Museum, The DeMatteis School of Engineering Advisory Board at Hofstra University, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), and The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC).  She is also known for her efforts with regional workforce training initiatives and work on behalf of veterans, including with the United Veterans Beacon House, whose mission it is to help homeless veterans on Long Island.

Anne won the AIA Voice of Industry award and was inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame in 2022, and her company GSE has received numerous awards and honors, including the Defense Logistics Agency Outstanding Readiness award

Ticket Information

For more information on John Legend and the Tilles Center Gala, as well as upcoming performances, go to https://tillescenter.org/, or call the Tantleff Box Office at 516.299.3100. Tilles Center is located on LIU’s Post campus at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville, NY. Tilles Center’s Tantleff Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Fees are associated with all orders. Proceeds support Tilles Center’s nonprofit mission.


Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville is Long Island’s premier concert hall and a nonprofit organization dedicated to arts and education for all. For over 40 years, Tilles Center has been host to more than 50 performances each season by world-renowned artists in music, theater, and dance. Tilles Center was the first to bring the New York Philharmonic to Long Island and Bruce Springsteen’s legendary “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” was recorded onsite. Tilles Center is located at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville NY. For more information on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.tillescenter.org


Long Island University, founded in 1926, continues to redefine higher education, providing high quality academic instruction by world-class faculty. Recognized by Forbes for its emphasis on experiential learning and by the Brookings Institution for its “value added” to student outcomes, LIU has a network of over 285,000 alumni, including industry leaders and entrepreneurs around the globe. Visit liu.edu for more information.


Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has nearly 17,000 employees, six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health service, hospice, and a network of physician practices.


Veteran Tickets Foundation’s Tickets for Troops Program is dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much. Vet Tix teams up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and every day event ticket holders to provide free tickets to currently serving and veterans of all branches of the US military. To date 19,094,150 event tickets have been given out in all 50 States and Washington, DC to Military, Veterans and their families. Visit vettix.org for more information.


A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, funding for the 2023/24 season at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post comes from Season Sponsor Catholic Health.

Additional support for general operating is provided by Capital One, Peter & Jeri Dejana Foundation, Poll Restaurants, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Robin and Jay Silverman, The Kroll Family, Green Vale School, and Long Island Speech & Myofunctional Therapy. Family Programming is sponsored, in part, by Northville Industries. Chamber Music is made possible, in part, by The Honorable Roger B. Tilles. Jazz programming is made possible, in part, by Sandy and Eric Krasnoff. Dance performances are made possible, in part, by the Eric and Sandy Krasnoff Dance Endowment Fund. Classical music performances are made possible, in part, by the Classical Music Fund in honor of Dr. Elliott Sroka. Midori and Festival Strings Lucerne is made possible by a generous gift from Manuel H. and Claire Barron. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Music Director & Violinist Joshua Bell is the Joan and David Steinberg Annual Endowed Concert and in sponsored, in part, by the Cosmo H. Guarriello and Lissa V. De Angelis Happiness Fund. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsored, in part, by Ruth Stober and The Stober Lafer Family Foundation. Parsons Dance is sponsored, in part, by Dori and Peter Tilles. Lin-Manuel Miranda + Friends is sponsored, in part, by Diana and Randy Plotnitzky and Brenda and Jason Wilensky. We are proud to partner with the Miranda Family Fund in the creation of opportunities for artists of color. Proceeds from Lin-Manuel Miranda + Friends support these efforts. Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years is sponsored, in part, by the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. The 2023/24 presenting program receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Funding for arts education is provided by Long Island Community Foundation, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and Salvatore and Mary Ranieri for the School Partnership Program; The Fay J. Lindner Foundation and The Theresa Foundation provide support for Sensory Friendly Initiatives; Dance for Parkinson’s classes are supported by Dance Party for Parkinson’s. Additional support for arts education provided by Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust and Sandra L. and Steven P. Harris. Arts Education Programs are made possible, in part, by the Gilbert and Rose Tilles Endowment for Arts Education.

Support for capital projects is provided by The Estate of Dolores and Herbert Goldsmith, Dori and Peter Tilles, and Judith and Irwin Tantleff.