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Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala

Honoring Anne M. Finucane
Vice Chairman, Bank of America
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:30 PM The Plaza
© Brigitte Lacombe
Carnegie Hall is thrilled to honor Anne M. Finucane, Vice Chairman of Bank of America, with the 12th Medal of Excellence in recognition of her tenure in the corporate and philanthropic sectors, embodying the business community’s vital partnership with the arts. Ms. Finucane’s advocacy and exceptional leadership have helped sustain Bank of America’s tremendous and longstanding support of charitable causes, especially the Hall’s artistic, education, and social impact initiatives.

The evening consists of a cocktail reception, dinner, and award ceremony, followed by a musical performance by vocal superstar and Carnegie Hall Trustee Audra McDonald.

Proceeds from the Medal of Excellence Gala support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programs. Information about exclusive donor benefits for this event is included below.

Limited availability.  Please contact the Special Events office at medalofexcellence@carnegiehall.org for more information.


Audra McDonald, Soprano
Andy Einhorn, Piano

Gala Details

Honorary Chair
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

Gala Chairs
Dina Powell McCormick
Global Head of Sustainability and Inclusive Growth, Goldman Sachs

Brian Moynihan
Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

Clarke Murphy
CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

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

Sherrese Clarke Soares
Founder, CEO, HarbourView Equity Partners
On behalf of HarbourView Foundation
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

Sir Martin Sorrell
Executive Chairman, S4 Capital
Trustee, Carnegie Hall

Sanford I. Weill
President, Carnegie Hall


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

Cocktail Attire


Event Reservations
To reserve, contact the Carnegie Hall Special Events office at MedalofExcellence@carnegiehall.org or 212-903-9679.

Gala reservations include entry to the cocktail reception and seating for the dinner, award ceremony, and musical performance. All portions of the evening will occur at The Plaza. Individual tickets start at $2,500, and tables for 10 start at $25,000. All ticket and table prices include a partially tax-deductible amount. Please note that exact dinner seating assignments will not be determined until the month of the event.

Proceeds from the Medal of Excellence Gala support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programs.

While the world continues to fight COVID-19, we are examining all aspects of the Carnegie Hall experience so that audiences, artists, visitors, staff, and volunteers are able to return with confidence. Up-to-date details on Carnegie Hall’s safety protocols, proof-of-vaccination policies, and ticket policies can be found here.

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