MAS Annual Gala 2011

diane von furstenberg

Fashion Icon and Urban Advocate Diane von Furstenberg To Receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal at MAS Annual Gala

MAS celebrated the remarkable dedication and work of Diane von Furstenberg at our annual gala on April 28, 2011 at the magnificent beaux-arts New York Public Library.

Ms. von Furstenberg was awarded the prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal for her tireless work as an urban pioneer, civic activist and preservationist. As one of the first designers to open a studio in the Meatpacking District, she was integral to the rebirth of the neighborhood and successfully fought to establish it as a historic district.

A longtime resident of the Meatpacking District, Ms. von Furstenberg has been a vocal member of her community. She was an early supporter and key advocate for the rescue and remarkable transformation of the High Line; indeed, her leadership role in this project has put her at the center of one of the most inspiring stories in 21st century urban history.

“Diane von Furstenberg has contributed in so many ways to our great city. Much like Mrs. Onassis, Diane has used her prominence and status to affect long lasting, livability-enhancing changes in our city. I hope you’ll join us as we salute Diane’s contributions to New York City and her work as a civic activist,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla.

The annual Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal is the Municipal Art Society’s central fundraising effort. The financial support garnered from the evening helps sustain MAS and advances our work as a voice for the future of our city.

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New York Public LibraryMAS Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, April 28,
Time:: 7:00 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner
Location: The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at the New York Public Library. MAP

*Black Tie Attire

Tim GunnTim Gunn
Tim Gunn is Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc. He is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing the creative talent within the company’s portfolio of brands.

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy is the Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools, and serves on the board of New Visions for Public Schools, the AFT Innovation Fund and NYC Cities of Service.

Robert B. TierneyRobert B. Tierney
Robert B. Tierney is the Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Under his leadership, LPC has designated an unprecedented number of historic districts in the city.

Gala Supporters

Sustaining Sponsors
Allen & Company Incorporated
Frederick Iseman
Janet C. Ross

Leadership Committee
American Express
Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser
Sharon and Christopher Davis
The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation
Tishman Speyer

Benefit Committee
Paul R. Beirne
Genie and Bob Birch
Lisa and Dick Cashin
Annie and David Childs
Con Edison
Covington & Burling LLP
Joan K. Davidson
Agnes Gund
Kitty Hawks and Larry Lederman
Jane and Michael Hoffman
Alexandra and Philip Howard
Coco and Arie Kopelman
Julie Menin
Related Companies
RFR Holding LLC
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin
Donna and Marvin Schwartz
Yeohlee Teng
Helen S. Tucker/The Gramercy Park Foundation
Vornado Realty Trust
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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History of the JKO Medal.
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