Gala

The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction

Celebrating The Arts & Humanitarianism

June 6, 2017

© BFA/Sam Nandez

© BFA/Sam Nandez

© PMc/Owen Hoffermann

© PMc/Owen Hoffermann

© PMc/Patrick McMullan

© Sean Lassiter Photography

© Sean Lassiter Photography

© Terrence Jennings

Radcliffe Bailey

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Swizz Beatz, Peter Kunhardt Jr.

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Common, Devin Allen, Thelma Golden, Kehinde Wiley

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Leon Bridges, Mavis Staples, DJ Black Thought

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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Stephen Colbert

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Usher, Sherry Bronfman

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Sherry Bronfman, Swizz Beatz

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Alexander Soros, Usher

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Jon Batiste, Stephen Colbert

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Martin Scorsese, Peter Kunhardt Jr.

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Fab 5 Freddy, Tony Shafrazi

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Lauren Casarona, Dorothee Grant, Rachelle di Stasio

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Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks, Laini Madhubuti

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Kyra Peters, Chelsea Brito, Miriam LaFort

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Congressman John Lewis, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky

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Teddy Kunhardt, Chance Morrison

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Sean Lassiter, Ajak Deng, Carl Nelson

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Swizz Beatz, Harry Belafonte

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Genevieve Young

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Amanda Maddox, Gurion Kastenburg, Karen Marks, Rich Pagano, Howard Greenberg III, Gabrielle Greenberg

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Leonard A. Lauder, Constance Spahn

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Kehinde Wiley, Radcliffe Bailey

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Usher, Jon Batiste, Swizz Beatz, Common

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Wanda Brown, Motanya Gladden

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Jason Zwamch, George Kunhardt

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

DJ Runa, Swizz Beatz, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Jabbar McCloud

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Abraham Serouya, Carol Sabbagh

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Craig Fletcher, Kehinde Wiley, Naeem Delbridge

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Sean Lassiter, John Stephens, Devin Allen, Julio Mejia, Taki Felipa

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Caroline Hirsh, Andrew Fox, Diana Revson

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Savannah Engel, Kristian Laliberte, Danielle Snyder

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Darren Walker, Thelma Golden, Leoanrd A. Lauder, Judy Glickman Lauder

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Myles Golden, Rebecca Arthur

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Neal Batra, Alexander Soros, Sophie Longford, Justin Etzin

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Congressman John Lewis, Marc Weinstein, Michael Collins

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Taki Felipa, Devin Allen, Amanda Smith

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Jon Batiste, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Congressman John Lewis, Usher

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Marisa Cardinale, Michal Raz-Russo, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Kehinde Wiley, Chelsea Clinton

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

YesJulz, Maxwell Osborne, Chelsea Clinton

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Jon Batiste, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Congressman John Lewis, Devin Allen, Usher, Swizz Beatz

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Usher, Jon Batiste, Swizz Beatz, Common

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Stephen Colbert

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Usher, Tony Shafrazi

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Usher

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Swizz Beatz

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Common, Congressman John Lewis

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Chelsea Clinton

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Arlenis Sosa

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Mavis Staples, Martin Scorsese

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Naviyd Ely Raymond, Usher

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Mavis Staples

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Vlada Roslyakova

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Sherry Bronfman

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Mavis Staples, Congressman John Lewis

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Malaak Shabazz

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Kathleen Cleaver

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Leon Bridges

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Peter Kunhardt Jr.

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Alexander Soros

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Alexander Soros

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Stephen Colbert, Patrick McMullan

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Vlada Roslyakova, Olesya Senchenko, Inna Pilipenko, Alina Baikova, Sophie Longford

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Sherry Bronfman, DJ Black Thought, Swizz Beatz

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Canis Chow, Dao-Yi Chow

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Peter Kunhardt Jr.

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Gayle Samuels, Mario Sprouse

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Common

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Common

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Swizz Beatz

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Peter Kunhardt Jr. Mavis Staples, Congressman John Lewis, Alexander Soros

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Jon Batiste

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Congressman John Lewis

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Peter Kunhardt Jr., Harriet Dedman, Trevor Brown

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Mavis Staples, Congressman John Lewis, Alexander Soros

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Shirley Massey, Walter Massey

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Congressman John Lewis, Usher

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Peter Kunhardt Jr., Suzanne Kunhardt, Peter Kunhardt

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Kathryn Chenault, Kenneth Chenault

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Sarah Arison

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Peter Kunhardt Jr., Common, Alexander Soros, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Keith Ellison

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Common, Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Pamela Frank

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Congressman Keith Ellison

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Common, Devin Allen, Thelma Golden, Kehinde Wiley

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Meghan Horstmann, Danielle Snyder, Timo Weiland, Dee Dee Sides, Lara Glaister, Mariah Strongin

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Performance

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Performance

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Kathryn Chenault, Kenneth Chenault

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kathryn Chenault, Kenneth Chenault

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Valerie Jarrett

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks, Robin Hickman, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Mavis Staples, Congressman John Lewis, Alexander Soros

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

2017 Gordon Parks Scholarship Recipients

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Vikki Tobak, Kathleen Cleaver, Alina Willis, Stacy Stickels

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

Valerie Jarrett, Eric Schneiderman, Barbara Bowman, Ronald Perelman, Peter Kunhardt Jr.

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC

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CO-CHAIRS
Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean
Karl Lagerfeld
Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder
Janelle Monáe
Usher IV and Grace Raymond
 

cordially invite you to
 

THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER AND AUCTION 
Celebrating the Arts & Humanitarianism

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

 

HONORING
 

Jon Batiste 
Musician and Educator
Presented by Stephen Colbert

 

The Honorable John Lewis 
U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Georgia
Presented by Usher Raymond IV

 

Alexander Soros 
Philanthropist
Presented by 

 

Mavis Staples 
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Presented by Martin Scorsese

&

THE PATRON OF THE ARTS AWARD

Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault
Presented by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

Barbara Bowman and Valerie Jarrett

 

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY

Common

 

Cipriani • 42nd Street • New York City

6:30pm Cocktails  |  7:30pm Dinner  |  Cocktail Attire

For more information call 914-579-1000 or email gpfgala@buckleyhallevents.com

 

DINNER CHAIRS

Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm • Jeff Bewkes • Dao-Yi Chow • Kathleen Cleaver • Anderson Cooper • Arianna Huffington • Spike Lee • Sheila Nevins • Maxwell Osborne • Ronald O. Perelman • Lis and Richard Plepler • Russell Simmons • Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang • Kevin C. Tang • Gloria Vanderbilt

 

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Rebecca Allen and Yosef Johnson • American Express • Jojo Anavim • Colby Anderson • Emerson Barth • Lisa Benson • Andi and Tom Bernstein • Monique Blake • Georgiana Bland • Sebastian Bland • Ben Bronfman • Hannah Bronfman • Sherry Bronfman • Alain Brouillaud • Laura Brown and Barbara Danish • Scott Buccheit • Clayton Calvert • Parker Calvert • Naomi Campbell • CHANEL Condé Nast • Jennifer Cuminale • Natasha Das • Naeem Delbridge • Bonnie and John Edelman • Stephanie and David Eisenberg • Bethany and Niko Elmaleh • Brendan Fallis • Jason Flom • David Forer  LaToya Ruby Frazier • Nina P. Freedman and Michael L. Rosenbaum • Eliza Glaister • Lara Glaister • Sarah Glaister  Sheri and Robert Gold • Thelma Golden • Agnes Gund • Louise and Lewis Hart • HBO • Megan Hearst  Meghan Horstmann • Amy Hutchings • JR • EJ Johnson • Sarah Jones • Kick Kennedy • Gayle King • Stacey and Kevin Kotler  Jackie and George Kunhardt • Margie and Philip B. Kunhardt • Sarah and Teddy Kunhardt • Suzy and Peter Kunhardt  Alex and Will Lawrence • Raymond Learsy • Téa Leoni • Victoria Leeds • Heidi Leiser • Karen and Daniel Lerner • Allison Levy • Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr. • Macy’s, Inc. • Chancellor Walter E. Massey and Shirley Massey • Zoe and Cameron McKnight • Danielle Michaan • Nevine and Steven Michaan • Stephanie Michaan • Marilyn Minter and Bill Miller • Liz and Milton Moskowitz • Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe • Tangie Murray • Kevin Nee • Zac Nichols • Joakim Noah • Keeley and W. Fort Parker II • Leslie and Radcliffe Bailey • Kim and Adrian Pascoe • Asanka Pathiraja • Cameron Phleger and Michael Horowitz • Jason Pomeranc • Lily Rabe • Andrew Rannells • Diana and Charles Revson • Maurice S. Reznik, Delta Galil Industries U.S. and U.K. • Eve Rice and Tim Mattison • Mia and Jamie Rigden • The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation • Leslee and David Rogath • Louisa Ryan • Eileen R. Scheel Iris and Michael Smith • Alex Spiro • Adam Spoont • Mario Sprouse • James D. Stanton • Gerhard Steidl • Nina Stuart  Elizabeth Sulcer • Ken Sunshine • Mona Sutphen and Clyde Williams • Zuzanna Szadkowski • Dana Tang and Andrew Darrell • Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller • Time Warner Inc. • Sheryl and Dan Tishman • Ethan Vallarino • Viacom/BET Networks  Cissy and Curtis G. Viebranz • Waris • Bruce Weber and Nan Bush • Timo Weiland • Kehinde Wiley • Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas • YoungArts • Genevieve Young • Abigail and Ian Zinn • Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. Executive Director
 

Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY • Ghetto Film School • Harlem School of the Arts • New York University Tisch School of the Arts • Pratt Institute • Purchase College/SUNY • Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation • YoungArts, Scholarship Partners