Bal du Printemps
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the Parkinson’s
Disease Foundation (PDF) will hold its annual Bal du
Printemps Gala at The Pierre in New York City. A major
portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit PDF’s
Ronald and Isobel Konecky Research Fellowship at Columbia
University Medical Center. Rosanna Scotto, Co-Host,
FOX 5’s Good Day New York, will serve as Mistress of
for the evening.
This year, Isobel Robins Konecky will receive the Page and
William Black Humanitarian Award. Kyle W. Blackmon, Vice
President and Associate Broker of Brown Harris Stevens
Residential, LLC, is Dinner Chairman. Page Morton Black is
the Honorary Chairman. Margo Catsimatidis, Jill Taub Drury,
Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Karen Burke Goulandris, M.D.,
Ph.D., Stevi Gurkoff and Arlene Levine are the
The black tie evening will begin with a cocktail reception
at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 PM.
Support levels are as follows: Tables at $100,000, $50,000,
$25,000, $15,000 and $10,000; Tickets at $1,000.
Every year, philanthropic leaders join together at Bal du
Printemps to help raise funds to support PDF’s research
programs as well as to honor outstanding members of the
community for their work against Parkinson’s. This event has
been cultivated over the years by Page Morton Black,
Chairman of the PDF Board and wife of the late William
Black, founder of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York
coffee and restaurant business, and creator of PDF.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports
research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures
of people touched by Parkinson’s. PDF was the first national
not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease.
Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $90 million in
the research of leading scientists around the world and has
committed an additional $37 million to support education and
For Gala ticket information, contact Carla Capone at
(212) 213-1166 or at
Bal du Printemps