Annual Gala

Thursday, May 23 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Join the Tenement Museum for our 2019 Gala, taking place on May 23rd at 6pm at the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom in New York City! At the event, we will pay tribute to three distinguished honorees, enjoy special offerings from Lower East Side vendors, and celebrate the Tenement Museum as America’s foremost immigration museum.

Honorees


 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

University Professor, Filmmaker, Public Intellectual

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or co-authored twenty-four books and created twenty documentary films and Finding Your Roots, his groundbreaking genealogy series now in its fifth season on PBS.

Vartan Gregorian

President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Vartan Gregorian has served as president of Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997. The Corporation is a philanthropic institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed him to serve on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Founder’s Award


 

Stephen Siegel

Chairman, Global Brokerage, CBRE

In his role at CBRE, Stephen Siegel advises major corporations and property owners on a broad range of real estate strategies. Renowned for his philanthropy, Mr. Siegel has been called by The Wall Street Journal “the most generous person in the industry.”

Host


 

Nina Totenberg

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent

Nina Totenberg is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR’s critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

Ticketing Information


You can purchase tickets online or download our ticketing form here:

Gala Supporters


 

Events Chairs

Merryl Snow Zegar
Paul Massey

Co-Chairs

Gerald and Lisa Donini
Gary and Kathleen Handel
Phil Kleweno and Alain Verscheure
Scott Metzner and Judy Gallent
Michele Mirman
Tatiana and Igor Segal
Elaine and Alan Weiler
Merryl Snow Zegar and Charles Zegar

Host Committee

Ahsia and Mohammed Badi
Kathy and Andrew Berkman
Mark Costello
Thomas Donofrio and Sara Langbert
Alice and Bruce Geismar
Dan and Ellen Kramer
Helene Liss
Paul and Gretchen Massey
Julie and Bruce Menin
Judy and David Fleischer
Ron Moelis and Kerry Sperling
Ray and Chong Ok O’Keefe
Shimon Shkury and Ruby Gelman
Stephen B. Siegel
Christopher P Willcox
Alice Yurke and Robert H. Davis

Corporate Sponsors

American Express
Ariel Property Advisors
B6 Real Estate Advisors, LLC
CBRE
Ernst & Young
Handel Architects
International Integrated Solutions
IDB Bank

2018 Tenement Museum Gala Recap

What a night! The Tenement Museum’s 2018 Gala exceeded expectations, celebrating 30 years of the Tenement Museum and raising close to $1 million, which will be used to support the Museum’s ambitious new strategic direction.