The NYMC community and friends assembled on the lovely evening of September 17 to celebrate at the annual Founder’s Dinner held at the DoubleTree Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. The fundraising gala drew nearly 350 guests including faculty, hospital affiliates, alumni, students, friends, vendors, members of the business community and local government officials. The evening also paid tribute to steadfast supporters of the College for their commitment to NYMC and the larger community. Back from left, Alan Kadish, M.D., president, and Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, expressed gratitude and congratulated the honorees, front from left: Dr. Mark Hasten, who received the Alfred B. DelBello Distinguished Service Award; Ira Schwartz, Ph.D., who was presented with the Jackson E. Spears Service Award; and Robert G. Lerner, M.D., who was honored with the Golden Faculty Service Award. Not pictured: Robert J. Lifton, M.D. '48, who was the recipient of the William Cullen Bryant Award. Amid the dining and awards presentations, guests feverishly tried to outbid each other in the silent auction that included sporting event tickets, celebrity memorabilia, jewelry, artwork and more.
“We are very grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and donors including trustees, faculty, alumni, hospital affiliates, vendors and generous friends who helped make the evening a memorable one,” said Amy S. Kahn, vice president of Development and Alumni Relations. “It was a great opportunity to connect with each other and reflect on the proud history and promising future of New York Medical College.