MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF
NEW YORK HONORS
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG AT ANNUAL GALA
Chair of The New
York City Landmarks
Robert B. Tierney,
Will Present von Furstenberg With 2011
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal
April 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.,
Municipal Art Society of New York
will present the
2011 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal
Diane von Furstenberg
at its annual fundraising gala.
The event, to be held at The New York Public Library, Stephen A.
Schwarzman Building, will honor the fashion icon for
her tireless work as an urban pioneer, civic activist and
preservationist. The Black Tie evening will offer a
cocktail reception and dinner. Serving as Honorary Chairs
and Chair of The New York City
Landmarks Preservation Commission,
Robert B. Tierney,
who will present the award to von Furstenberg.
As one of
the first designers to open a studio in the Meatpacking
von Furstenberg was integral to the rebirth of the
neighborhood and successfully fought to establish it as a
historic district. She has also been a longtime resident of
the Meatpacking District and a vocal member of the
community. In addition, she was an early supporter and key
advocate for the rescue and remarkable transformation of the
Municipal Art Society’s highest honor is presented annually
to an individual whose work or deeds have made an
outstanding contribution to the built environment of New York City. The medal
was named for Mrs. Onassis in 1994 in honor of her tireless
efforts to preserve and protect
New York’s great architecture.
start at $1,200 and are on sale now. For more information
or if you would like to support the Municipal Art Society of
New York in its mission to create a
more livable and dynamic city, but cannot attend the gala,
please call The JFM Group at (212) 921-9070, ext. 16 or
Co-chairs are Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser; Annie and David
Childs; Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer; Agnes Gund; Kitty
Hawks and Lawrence Lederman; Alexandra and Philip Howard;
Frederick Iseman; Coco and Arie Kopelman; Julie Menin; Janet
C. Ross; and Yeohlee Teng. Sustaining sponsors include
Allen & Company Incorporated; Frederick Iseman; and
Janet C. Ross.
Municipal Art Society of
presents its highest honor--the 2011 Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis Medal--to
Diane von Furstenberg at its annual gala that
raises funds to create a more livable and dynamic city.
New York Public Library, Stephen A.
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
April 28, 2011— 7:00 p.m.: Cocktails; 8:00 p.m.:
Dinner (Black Tie)
or to buy tickets, call The JFM Group at
(212) 921-9070, ext. 16 or e-mail
Tickets are also available online at
$1,200: Includes 1 seat for dinner at the Gala.
Benefit Supporter Ticket
$2,500: Includes 1 seat for dinner with prime placement
and a listing in all print materials.
Sustaining Supporter Ticket
$5,000: Includes 1 seat for dinner with premium
placement and a listing in all print materials.
$12,000: Package includes table for 10 and a listing in
all print and online materials.
Benefit Committee Supporter
$25,000: Package includes table for 10 with prime
placement and a listing in all print and online
Sustaining Gala Supporter
$50,000: Package includes listing as a Sustaining Gala
Supporter in all print and online materials; table for
10 with premium placement and special acknowledgment
from the podium.
***For tax purposes, $200 per ticket is non-deductible.
Contributions are wholly deductible as provided by law.
ABOUT THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW
The Municipal Art Society is
leading organization dedicated to creating a more livable
city. For 118 years, MAS—a nonprofit membership
organization—has been committed to enriching the culture,
neighborhoods and physical design of the city. Working to
protect the best of New York’s
existing landscape, from landmarks and historic districts to
public open spaces, MAS encourages visionary design,
planning and architecture that promote sustainability and
enrich life in
New York. For
more information, visit