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Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala

Honoring Vartan Gregorian
Monday, June 10, 2019 6:30 PM The Plaza
Vartan Gregorian by Jonathan Blanc
Carnegie Hall is proud to award its 10th Medal of Excellence to Vartan Gregorian, who has fundamentally transformed the landscape of philanthropy in New York and around our country during his tenures at The New York Public Library, Brown University, and now as the 12th president of the Carnegie Corporation. In recognition of the centennial of Andrew Carnegie’s passing, it is especially fitting to honor Dr. Gregorian, who embodies the true spirit of philanthropy that was so profoundly inherent to Carnegie Hall’s founder. Dr. Gregorian’s global impact through his work as a scholar, philanthropist, and advocate of the arts complements the worldwide reach of Carnegie Hall’s ever-expanding artistic and community programs.

Proceeds from the evening support Migrations: The Making of America festival and all of Carnegie Hall’s innovative artistic and education programs

Tickets for this gala evening are limited. To make your reservation, please contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or specialevents@carnegiehall.org.

Gala reservations are now open. See details below.


Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Bryan Wagorn, Piano

Gala Details

Event Leadership

Gala Chairmen
Robert F. Smith, Chairman
Sanford I. Weill, President
Shahla and Hushang Ansary
Marina Kellen French
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Beatrice Santo Domingo


Honorary Chairmen
Richard A. Debs, Chairman Emeritus
James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman Emeritus


Event Details

Grand Ballroom, The Plaza
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner, Award Ceremony, Performance

Cocktail Attire


Gala Reservations

Individual tickets start at $3,000, and tables for 10 start at $30,000. All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible amount.

Reserve online via the link at the upper–right-hand corner of this page or contact the Special Events office at 212-903-9679. Please note that exact seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event. We regret that gala tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.

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