When: Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 6:30pm

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Centennial Gala May 24, 2023. Honoring Michael R. Bloomberg

On May 24, 2023, the Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary with dinner, dancing, and the opening of our new exhibition, This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture at our Centennial Gala. We presented Michael R. Bloomberg with the Gotham Icon Award in honor of his dedication to New York City and his continuous support of the Museum. The gala also featured an After Party hosted by the Museum's Director's Circle.

Museum of the City of New York 
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Various Photos from the Centennial Gala
Photos by Bryan Bedder and Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images.



Event Underwriter Table   $100,000   
  ●  A premier table of 12
  ●  20 tickets to the Gala After Party for young patrons 35 & under
  ●  Logo inclusion on all event collateral, including the invitation, event webpage, and at the event on TV screens and in the printed program
  ●  Mention from the podium
  ●  One curator-led tour of This Is New York for up to 25 guests**
  ●  $97,000 is tax deductible 

Lead Sponsor Table   $50,000 
  ●  A prime table of 10
  ●  10 tickets to the Gala After Party for young patrons 35 & under
  ●  Logo inclusion at the event on TV screens
  ●  Name inclusion on the invitation, event webpage, and in the printed program
  ●  One curator-led tour of This Is New York for up to 15 guests**
  ●  $47,500 tax deductible 

Benefactor Table   $25,000 
  ●  A table of 10
  ●  Logo inclusion at the event on TV screens
  ●  Name inclusion on the invitation, event webpage, and in the printed program
  ●  $22,500 tax deductible

Patron Ticket   $5,000 
  ●  1 ticket with preferred seating at dinner
  ●  Name inclusion in the printed program
  ●  Complimentary Museum Sustainer membership for one year
  ●  $4,750 is tax deductible 

Friend Ticket   $2,500 
  ●  1 ticket with reserved seating at dinner
  ●  Name inclusion in the printed program
  ●  $2,250 is tax deductible 

**Curator-led tours are to take place post-event on a day of your choice based on Museum availability. 


A man looks at the camera.

Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and three-term mayor of New York City whose innovations in business, government, and philanthropy have made him a pioneering leader on critical global issues. 

Bloomberg LP, the technology and media company he launched in 1981, revolutionized the investment industry and now employs some 21,000 people. 

Elected mayor just weeks after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Bloomberg led New York City’s resurgence – spearheading the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, cutting carbon emissions, increasing New Yorkers’ life expectancy by three years, and spurring record job growth.

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the umbrella for his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy, works in initiatives in public health, education, the environment, government innovation, the arts, and the Greenwood Initiative, which aims to accelerate the pace of wealth accumulation in Black communities and address systemic underinvestment in them. Bloomberg has given away $14.4 billion. 

He leads boards across a broad array of issues and serves as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, and as WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases. 

Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School.   


The Gotham Icon Award celebrates individuals who have paved the way for the next generation in their respective industry. The inaugural Gotham Icon Award was presented to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in February 2020. 

Past Gotham Icon Award Recipients 
LL COOL J ● Cyndi Lauper ● Kevin Liles ● Sharene Wood ● James Wesley ● Seth Rudetsky ● Leah Scondotto ● Dr. Elizabeth Awerbuch ● Dr. Michelle Ng Gong ● Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez ● Owen D. Thomas ● Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 



Gala Committee
Marisa and Matthew Brown ● Louise Camuto ● Annabelle and Gregory Fowlkes ● Amy and John Jacobsson ● Suzanne and Bob Karr ● Stephanie and Stephen Hessler ● Blair and Fazle Husain ● Suzanne and Bob Karr ● Cindy Ketchum ● Ronay and Richard Menschel ● Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom ● Alison and Will Pappas ● Betsy and Rob Pitts ● Drs. Scott and Christine Rodeo ● Jennifer and Thomas Sheehan ● Robin and Charles Stonehill

Director’s Circle
Adéle Bernhard Callum Brown Farran Brown Kassie Coley Jared Cordover Kayli Culter Bo Curry Ashwin Deshmukh Nina Godridge Joe Hanson Victoria Herman Lucia Johnson James Karr Bunny Laughlin Robert Rappleye Caitlyn Rodeo Johnny Rose Tijana Suvacarov Caela McCann Tosi Justin Tosi Shelby White Megan Zuckerman

After Party Committee
George Coumantaros ● Jack Curry ● Christy Dididzian ● Colin Duncan ● Jackie Fletcher ● Hannah Godvin ● Billy Hobbs ● Terrell Kikis ● Robert Leva ● Henry Meiring ● Emily Rose

Honorary Leaders
Scott L. Bok Cynthia Foster Curry James G. Dinan Wesley R. Edens Blair W. Effron Stephen P. Holmes Stephen J. Ketchum Marc Lasry Tracy V. Maitland Ronald L. Nelson Vikram Pandit Robert Shafir

Honorary Visionaries
Michiko Kakutani Cyndi Lauper LL COOL J Lynne Meadow Toshiko Mori Anna Deavere Smith




Bloomberg Philanthropies ● Dalio Philanthropies ● Goldman Sachs Gives ● Judy and Leonard Lauder ● Valerie and John W. Rowe ● Heather and William Vrattos 

Citi ● Todd DeGarmo/STUDIOS Architecture ● Robert L. Goldstein ● Stanford G. and Sandra T. Ladner/Butler Snow ● Janine Luke ● Elizabeth R. Miller and James G. Dinan ● Robert L. Goldstein ● New York Life ● Wilmington Trust, Member of the M&T Family ● Merryl Snow Zegar and Charles Zegar ● Zegar Family Foundation 

Arnold & Porter ● Bank of America ● Elizabeth Belfer ● Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP ● Roxanne and Scott Bok ● Brooklyn Nets & New York Liberty Foundation ● CAIS ● Jill and John Chalsty ● Cynthia Foster Curry and Bernard F. Curry III ● Armand B. Erpf ● Beth and Michael Fascitelli ● Robert Finger/Fogarty Finger Architecture ● General Atlantic Foundation ● Leslie, Mark, Nina, and Nick Godridge ● Jane and Budd Goldman ● Elizabeth Graziolo/Yellow House Architects ● Agnes Gund ● Kimberly Hatchett and Tracy Maitland ● Patricia and John Heller ● Stephanie and Stephen Hessler ● Amy and John Jacobsson ● Robert A. and Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe ● JPMorgan Chase & Co. ● Suzanne and Bob Karr ● Caitlin Kelly, EZ Newswire/Vivid+Co ● Cindy and Stephen Ketchum ● Amanda and Tom Lister ● Andrea and Matthew Lustig ● Tracy V. Maitland and Advent Capital Management, LLC ●  May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. ● Ronay and Richard L. Menschel ● Polly and Newton P.S. Merrill ● Morgan Stanley ● Kitty Patterson and Tom Kempner ● Betsy and Rob Pitts ● Tracey and Kenneth A. Pontarelli ● Janet and Benjamin Pyne ● Diane and James E. Quinn ● Mary Ann and Bruno A. Quinson ● RadicalMedia ● Jeannie Weinberg Rose ● Jeff Schoenfeld and Matt Holbein ● Neel Shah, EZ Newswire/Vivid+Co ● Sullivan & Cromwell LLP ● Daryl B. and Bruce Uber ● Sophia and Peter Volandes ● Stine Welhaven and Nathan Romano ● John Westerfield 

Ted Barnett/TimeWalk.org ● Stacey Bronfman and Alex Roepers ● Melanie Coronetz and Bruce Miller ●  Joe Fojtasek ● Lee White Galvis and Sergio Galvis ● Lorna and Edwin Goodman ● Leah C. Johnson and Gerrard Bushell ● Veronica Juncaj ● Elizabeth and David Lukes ● Christie and Chris Manning ● Jennifer and Andrew Marrus ● Margaret and Gurudatta Nadkarni ● Jane B. O’Connell ● Kathy Prounis ● Rosita Sarnoff and Beth Sapery ● Carolyn Clark Tenney and Tim Tenney ● Maya Burgos Trussell and Paul Trussell ● Cynthia and Jan van Eck ● Martha and Alex Wallau ● Julee Wilson Wareham and Rahsaan Wareham ● Laura Bowne Whitman 
Michelle F. Antwi ● Leyonna M. Barba ● James A. Capalino ● Diane M. Coffey ● Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson ● Ashwin Deshmukh ● Wendy and Douglas Eisenberg ● Lori Estiverne ● Megan Flanigan and Rick Swift ● John Fondas ● Susan and Roy Glaser ● Goodwin Procter LLP ● Joe Hanson ● Kathleen Benson Haskins ● Victoria Herman ● Integrated Security Services, Inc. ● Lucia Johnson ● Leslie E. and Larry A. Leva ● Brenda Levin ● Stephanie and James Loeffler ● McGuireWoods LLP ● Joshua Omni ● Partnership for New York City ● Peek Family Foundation Inc. ● Reiss Family Foundation ● Nancy Rosen ● Bernard Stahl ● Caela McCann Tosi and Justin Tosi ● Walkers ● Anna Waters ● Vickie Bostock Waters ● Shelby White 

Listings as of May 24, 2023

Photo of Empire State Building light in purple, blue, and green in honor of the Museum's Centennial
Photo by Nestor Correa

The Museum thanks the Empire State Building for lighting up the sky in honor of the Museum’s Centennial and in celebration of the millions of stories that make up the city we all love. Don’t forget to look up on May 24th!



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