Award Ceremony Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 6:30 PM

Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala

Honoring Sanford I. Weill

Weill Terrace and Terrace Room
Carnegie Hall is proud to honor Sanford I. Weill—exceptional businessman, passionate philanthropist, and seasoned supporter of the arts—with a gathering of business and social leaders at the 2015 Medal of Excellence Gala. Mr. Weill has been central to making Carnegie Hall what it is today as the Chairman of the Board for the past 24 years, and we look forward to recognizing his philanthropy and transition to President of the Board with this prestigious award at our annual spring gala.

Proceeds from the evening will support the educational programs of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall and the Hall’s artistic programming.

Gala Chairs

Ronald O. Perelman
Chairman and CEO
MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated
Chairman, Carnegie Hall

Robert K. Kraft
Chairman and CEO
The Kraft Group / New England Patriots
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

Robert F. Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vista Equity Partners
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

Joan H. Weill
Chair Emerita
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Gala Details

6:30 PM  
Cocktail Reception
Weill Terrace Room
7:30 PM  
Dinner and Award Ceremony
Weill Terrace

Cocktail Attire

The gala evening will begin with a cocktail reception at Carnegie Hall in the Weill Terrace Room. Guests will then proceed out onto the Weill Terrace for the dinner and award ceremony.

Gala Benefit Tickets

Gala tables start at $30,000, which includes a dinner table of 10. A limited number of individual gala tickets are also available at $6.000. All table and ticket prices include a partially tax-deductible donation. 

Please reserve online via the upper-right-hand link or contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that exact dinner seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event. Early reservations are encouraged as dinner seating availability is limited. 

If you would like to receive an invitation, please email your full name, address and phone number to