2019 Founders Award Dinner

Monday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

What makes a great leader? They possess passion and purpose, as well as empathy, dedication to a mission, and openness to new ideas. In addition to these qualities, great leaders are often forged through challenges. Over the past 30 years the Chairs of the Historic House Trust (HHT) have embodied all of these leadership traits– qualities that helped them steer a collection of largely neglected, decaying City-owned historic sites toward a brighter future. Despite obstacles, these intrepid leaders prevailed and 23 remarkable sites no flourish as centers of culture and education, bringing history to life for hundreds of thousands of local schoolchildren and other visitors.

HHT honored the exemplary leadership of these former Chairs:
Timothy C. Forbes (1989-1994)| Cynthia C. Wainwright(1994-1997)
Robert C. Quinlan (1997-2000)| Deborah Krulewitch (2000-2009)
Franny Eberhart (2006-2012)| John C. Gustafsson (2012-2018)
Myra Biblowit and Adrian Benepe Honorary Co-Chairs

Supporters joined us Monday, June 10th in celebrating their lasting achievements, which provide enduring value to many of New York City’s greatest historic treasures. This anniversary year, we encourage you to become a part of HHT’s promising future. You can help these extraordinary public assets, with their diverse and engaging stories, inspire the next generation of leaders.

All proceeds support the Historic House Trust, a nonprofit organization working in tandem with NYC Parks to provide essential support for 23 sites of architectural and cultural significance.
For more information and questions on sponsorships, please contact: Matthew Coody / 212-360-8204 / matthew.coody@historichousetrust.org

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Corporate Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

30 for 30 Table Sponsors

Deborah & Peter Krulewitch &
Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner
Cynthia C. Wainwright & Stephen Berger

Mansion Table Sponsors

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Estée Lauder Companies
Mary Beth & John Gustafsson

Townhouse Table Sponsors

Franny & David Eberhart

Brownstone Table Sponsors

Jack Brucculeri/AAH Construction Corp.
Con Edison
Timothy C. Forbes
Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund
Renee Ring & Paul Zofnass
Christopher Shyer/Zyloware Eyewear

Future Leaders Table Sponsors

Paul R. Ainslie & Suzanne Stirn
Myra Biblowit
Daniel & Estrellita Brodsky
Diana Chapin
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Forbes
FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
Julian Gaxholli
Stephen V. Gimigliano
Susan Henshaw Jones
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP
The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
William P. Lauder Fund
Gary Ross & Sara Carothers Ross
Rusk Renovations, Inc.


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Call (212) 360-8204