ABOUT THE EVENT
On Thursday, September 27, 2018 Socrates Sculpture Park will honor the artist Ursula von Rydingsvard alongside philanthropists Jayne and Leonard Abess as part of the Park’s 2018 Annual Benefit Gala. We will come together to celebrate three individuals who reflect the Park’s mission to support artists and their creative endeavors, to cultivate a sustainable environment on our urban waterfront, and to provide accessible and impactful programming for our Queens community.

LIMITED BENEFIT EDITION
A special limited edition by Meg Webster, created exclusively for this event, will also be available, with proceeds directed toward improvements to the Park’s landscape.
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Please direct inquiries about the edition to gala@socratessculpturepark.org

GALA DETAILS
The 2018 gala will be hosted at Mark di Suvero’s magnificent waterfront studio in Long Island City, Queens, and is quite unlike any other gala, where guests can mingle on the pier or enjoy a boat excursion on the East River.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Mark di Suvero’s Studio
Long Island City, Queens

6:30pm Cocktails & Dinner | 9:30pm Gala Ends

The Annual Benefit Gala raises critical funds that directly support a year’s worth of programs, operations, and maintenance at Socrates Sculpture Park, allowing us to support artists and produce free arts programming serving more than 200,000 people annually.

If you are unable to attend, but wish to support the event with a 100% tax deductible contribution, click here.

Special thanks to our 2018 Gala Host Committee!

CO-CHAIRS
Joel Shapiro
Mark di Suvero
Sarah Sze

HOST COMMITTEE

Leaders
Jayne & Leonard Abess
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Paula Cooper
Mark di Suvero
Plant Specialists

Benefactors
Anonymous
The Durst Organization
Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation
Robert F. Goldrich & The Leon Levy Foundation
Agnes Gund
The Kayden Family
Richard & Ronay Menschel
Nancy A. Nasher & David J. Haemisegger
Joel Shapiro & Ellen Phelan
Louise & Leonard Riggio
Silvercup Studios
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Smith

Patrons
Roberta & Steve Denning
Galerie Lelong & Co.
Richard Gluckman & Tiffany Bell
Kaufman Astoria Studios
The Ronald & Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
Joan Lazarus
Sherry & Joel Mallin
Ivana Mestrovic
Pat & Nick Ohnell
Brooke Kamin Rapaport & Richard A. Rapaport
Ursula von Rydingsvard & Paul Greengard
Amy Wolf

Supporters
Lainey & Andy Fallek
Andrew Ruth
The Scherman Foundation
Storm King Art Center

Friends
Jamie Bennett
EAB Fine Art Services
Paula Pelosi
Nancy Rosen
Manny & Jackie Silverman
Billie Tsien & Tod Williams
Donn & Lisa Zaretsky  

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
PO Box 6259, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
T 718 956 1819 / F 718 626 1533
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