Award Ceremony Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM

Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala

Honoring Robert K. Kraft

The Waldorf Astoria
Carnegie Hall is proud to honor business magnate Robert Kraft, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group and Owner of the New England Patriots, at the 2013 Medal of Excellence Gala. Exemplifying the important influence that one philanthropist can have in sustaining our artistic and cultural landscape, Mr. Kraft’s significant contributions to varied philanthropic causes include education, art, healthcare, women's issues, and youth sports throughout Massachusetts and New York.

The proceeds raised for the gala will directly support Carnegie Hall’s artistic, education and community programs in recognition of Mr. Kraft’s steadfast dedication to giving back to his community.


  • Master of Ceremonies
    Scott Pelley
    Managing Editor, CBS Evening News
    Correspondent, 60 Minutes

    Musical Performance
    Surprise Guest Artist


Gala Chairs

Sanford I. Weill
Chairman Emeritus
Chairman, Carnegie Hall

Brian T. Moynihan
Bank of America

Anne M. Finucane
Global Strategy and Marketing Officer
Bank of America
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

Jerral W. Jones
Owner, President and General Manager
Dallas Cowboys

Edward C. Forst
Senior Advisor
Fenway Partners LLC
Treasurer, Carnegie Hall

Jack Connors, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Hill, Holliday, Connors, 
Cosmopulos, Inc. 

Ronald O. Perelman
Chairman and CEO
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Vice Chairman, Carnegie Hall 

Terry J. Lundgren
Chairman, President and CEO
Macy's, Inc.
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

Lowell McAdam
Chairman and CEO


Gala Details

6:30 PM  
Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM  
Dinner, Award Ceremony, and Musical Performance

*Business attire


Gala Benefit Tickets
Gala Dinner Tables (10 seats each) are available for $100,000, $50,000, or $30,000. All tables include a partially tax-deductible donation.

RSVP by:

    •  Mail / Fax / Email: Download the Reservation Form
    •  Phone: Contact the Gala Office at 212-903-9679

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

Please call the Gala Office at 212-903-9679 for tickets and information.