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Special Events
02 Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Benefit Gala

**Online auction now open!**

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.

Elyse and Lawrence B. Benenson
Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer, Calvin Klein
The Wunsch Americana Foundation

Gala Chairs
Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan
Joyce B. Cowin
Lewis B. Cullman and Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Benefit Committee
The Asen Foundation
Susan Baerwald and Marcy Carsey/Just Folk
Laurie and Bill Benenson
Thomas Block and Marilyn Friedman
Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Nancy Rutter Clark and Christopher Dewey
Kendra and Allan Daniel
Lucy C. and Frederick M. Danziger
Peggy and Dick Danziger
Nancy Druckman
Tony and Judy Evnin
Karin and Jonathan Fielding
Arlyn and Edward L. Gardner
Barbara Gordon and W. Stephen Cannon
Agnes Gund
Vera and Pepi Jelinek
Penny and Allan Katz
Betty and John A. Levin
Tad Martin and Heidi Messer
Wendy and Barry Meyer
Laura and Richard Parsons
Peter and Susan Solomon Family Foundation
Peter Rapaport
Brett Robbins and Renata Ferrari
Donna and Marvin Schwartz
Leslie Seeman and David Becker
Steve Shiffman
Andrew Siegel
Renee Soto and David Krasne
Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley
Gene and Jean Stark
Rachel and Donald Strauber
Bonnie and Thomas W. Strauss
Bobbi and Ralph Terkowitz
Elizabeth V. and Irwin W. Warren
Sue Ann Weinberg

Young Folk Gala Chair
Michael Diaz-Griffith
Lansing Moore, Jr.

Event Details

Location: Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 6:00–9:30 PM

Festive attire


Table and Ticket Information

Photo: Ziegfeld Ballroom


Platinum Sponsor Table $50,000

  • Featured table for ten guests, plus all Underwriter Level benefits
  • Platinum Sponsor listing in all gala materials
  • Patron level museum membership for all guests at your table
  • Recognition as museum sponsor with corporate logo in the exhibition wall text and all materials

Underwriter Table $25,000

  • Prime table for ten guests, plus all Leader Level benefits
  • Underwriter listing in all gala materials
  • Museum membership for all guests at your table
  • Private champagne reception and curatorial tour for twenty-five guests at the museum

Leader Table $15,000

  • Table for ten guests, plus all Benefactor Level benefits
  • Leader listing in all gala materials
  • All benefits of Corporate Museum membership for one year

Benefactor Table $10,000

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

Benefit Committee Ticket Package (2 Tickets) $5,000

  • Premium seating for two guests and Patron listing in all gala related materials

Patron Ticket $2,500

  • Premium seating

Supporter Ticket $1,500 (limited availability)

  • Preferred seating

Friend Ticket $1,000 (limited availability)


You may reserve a table or ticket online, or by contacting Karley Klopfenstein, Deputy Director for Development, at 212. 595. 9533, ext. 318 or



6:00 pm–9:30 pm

Tables: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000; Tickets: $5000, $2500, $1500, $1000

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