American Heart Association To Honor
Audrey & Martin Gruss
Long Island, NY –
The American Heart
Association is pleased to announce that
Audrey & Martin Gruss of the
Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation are the key
sponsor of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart &
Stroke Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in
Southampton, NY and will honored at the American
Heart Association’s 22nd Annual Hamptons Heart
Ball. In their role as honoree, they will assist in
raising support and creating awareness about heart
disease and stroke as it pertains to the Long Island
community. The 22nd Annual Hamptons Heart
Ball will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at
the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY.
Audrey Gruss is President of The
Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation, which she
established 30-years ago with her husband Martin to
support charitable activities in the cultural arts,
education and medical research.
Audrey’s philanthropic efforts have
both a U.S and international dimension. In NYC, she
is a Board member of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House,
The FIT Couture Council and The Byrd Hoffman
Watermill Center. She is a Director Emeriti of
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a former
Board member of The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare
Festival. She is on the Chairman’s Council of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Patron of The
Guggenheim Museum. Mrs. Gruss is a major Benefactor
of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund and a Patron of
The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, The
New York Botanical Garden and The NY Horticultural
Martin D. Gruss is Senior Manager of
Gruss & Co., Inc., a private family investment firm
based in Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr. Gruss is Chairman of the Audrey
and Martin Gruss Foundation and the Gruss Life
Monument Foundation. He is Trustee Emeritus of the
Lawrenceville School, and former member of the Board
of Overseers of the Wharton School at the University
of Pennsylvania. He is a past Trustee of the St.
Bernard’s School, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney
Museum, Lenox Hill Hospital and the Endowment for
Inner-City Education. He is a past member of the
Board of Directors of the Mack Cali Corporations.
Mr. Gruss serves on the Architectural Review Board
of the Town of Palm Beach.
Mr. Gruss has two
children, Mr. Joshua Gruss and Mrs. Amanda Gruss
Chambers, and six grandchildren.
The Ball will take place from 6:00
p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $600. For more
information, sponsorship opportunities or to
purchase tickets, please contact Barbara Poliwoda at
(631) 734-2804 or visit