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Special Events
26 Oct 2016

Fall 2016 Benefit Gala

The annual Fall Benefit Gala provides a primary source of funding for the museum and its acclaimed educational programs. The museum has a long-standing commitment to arts education and serves more than eight thousand New York City schoolchildren each year. Your support will allow the museum to sustain and expand its wide range of exceptional initiatives and help make the arts accessible to a broad audience.

For more information, or to purchase a table or tickets, please contact Elizabeth Kingman, Deputy Director for Administration and Development, at 212. 265. 1061 or

Gotham Hall, 1365 Broadway (at West 36 St.)

6:30 – 9:30 PM

Festive Attire

You can also reserve a ticket via Eventbrite here.



Lucy and Mike Danziger

The Ford Foundation, accepted by Darren Walker, President

Thornton Dial, artist, in memoriam


Gala Chairs

Heidi Messer and Tad Martin


Vice Chairs

Scott Asen

Charles Atkins

Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan

Marcy Carsey and Susan Baerwald / Just Folk

Joyce B. Cowin

Ellie and Edgar M. Cullman Jr.

Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and Lewis B. Cullman

Susan Cullman and John Kirby

Lucy and Mike Danziger

Peggy and Dick Danziger

Sheena and David Danziger

Judy and Tony Evnin

Karin and Jonathan Fielding

Jacqueline Fowler

Emily Frick and Robert Froelich

Marilyn Friedman and Thomas Block

Rebecca and Michael Gamzon

Arlyn and Edward L. Gardner

Barbara Gordon and W. Stephen Cannon

Barbara and Thomas Israel

Joan and Victor Johnson

Allan Katz Americana / Penny and Allan Katz

Phyllis L. Kossoff

Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder

Donald E. Newhouse

Laura and Richard Parsons

Leslie Seeman and David Becker

Donald and Rachel Strauber

Bonnie and Tom Strauss

Time Warner

Elizabeth and Irwin Warren

Paul Washington

Jack Weeden

Sue Ann Weinberg


Benefit Committee

Becky and Bob Alexander

Alberta Arthurs

Nan Bases

Lisa Bell

Edgar and Gail Berner

James and Barbara Block

Justine and Robert Bloomingdale

BNY Mellon

Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Barbara Bundy

Nancy and Michael Druckman

Frances J. Frawley

John Hays

Lisa W. Hess

Andrew Holter

Mrs. Eckart Kade

Jane and Gerald Katcher

Susan and Robert Klein

Stephen and Wendy Lash

Jerry Lauren

David Lefkowitz and Julie Persily

Lorie Cowen Levy and Charles J. Levy Jr.

Nadine Levy

Wendy and Barry Meyer

Nancy Morris W. Offit

Jeffrey Pressman and Nancy Kollisch

Susan W. and Carl W. Robertson

Cynthia and Robert Schaffner

Anne Marie and Robert F. Shapiro

Ellen Stein

Joel Treisman and Jeanne Raila

Jean and Raymond Troubh

Richard Walker

Cara Zimmerman


Young Folk Gala Chairs

Emily Counihan

Kristina Lopez

Shelley Pressman


Underwriter Table $25,000

  • Prime table for ten guests
  • Underwriter listing with logo recognition in benefit program, on screens at gala, and on official gala photo backdrop
  • Private champagne reception and curatorial tour for twenty-five guests at the museum
  • All benefits of Leader Table

Leader Table $15,000

  • Prime table for ten guests
  • Leader listing with logo recognition in benefit program, on screens at gala, and on official gala photo backdrop
  • All benefits of corporate museum membership for one year, including eligibility to host a private event at the museum, prominent corporate partnership signage at the museum and on the museum website, and membership benefits for all employees
  • Recognition as museum exhibition sponsor with corporate logo in the exhibition wall text and in all materials
  • Private curatorial tour at the museum
  • Museum membership for each guest at the table

Benefactor Table $10,000

  • Table for ten guests
  • Benefactor listing with logo recognition in benefit program and on screens at gala
  • Private curatorial tour for ten guests at the museum

Patron Ticket Package (Two Tickets) $5,000

  • Premium seating for two guests and patron listing in benefit program

Patron Ticket $2,500

  • Premium seating and patron listing in benefit program

Supporter Ticket $1,500 (limited availability)

  • Preferred seating and supporter listing in benefit program

Friend Ticket $1,000 (limited availability)

  • Seating and friend listing in benefit program


Image: Aurora (detail), artist unidentified, New England, c. 1818–1822, watercolor on silk, with applied gold foil and paperback label, in original gilded wood frame, 24 7/8 x 23 3/8 x 2 1/4″ (framed), gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2005.8.46. Photo © John Bigelow Taylor.

6:30 pm–9:30 pm

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