Bal du Printemps
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
On Wednesday, May 12, 2010, the
Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
will hold its annual Bal du Printemps Gala at
The Pierre in New York City. Proceeds from the Gala
will help PDF continue its vital work of funding
promising scientific research. Fox 5 anchor
will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
This year, John and Margo Catsimatidis and Family
will receive the inaugural
Page and William Black Family Philanthropy Award for
their ongoing support of PDF. The Light of Day
Foundation and Robert Benjamin will receive the
Page and William Black Humanitarian Award for their
outstanding commitment to Parkinsonís research. Page
Morton Black, Amy Goldman and Judith Sulzberger, M.D.
are the Honorary Gala Co-Chairs. Jill Taub
Drury, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Stevi Gurkoff, Karen Burke
Goulandris, M.D., Ph.D., Isobel Robins Konecky and
Arlene Levine are the Gala Co-Chairs.
John K. Castle, Chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, Inc.;
Stephen M. Ackerman, Senior Vice President of Morgan
Stanley Smith Barney; Alan C. Greenberg, Vice
Chairman Emeritus of J.P. Morgan Chase; and Howard DeWitt
Morgan, Senior Managing Director of Castle Harlan Inc.
are the Corporate Co-Chairs.
The black tie
evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm
followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30pm. Music will be
provided by the Paul Richards Band. Support levels
are as follows: Tables at $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, and
$10,000; Tickets at $1,000.
philanthropic leaders join together at Bal du
Printemps to help raise funds to support PDFís
research programs as well as to honor outstanding members of
the community for their work against Parkinsonís. This
event has been cultivated over the years by Page Morton
Black, Chairman of the PDF Board and wife of the
late William Black, founder of PDF.
Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in
Parkinsonís disease research, education and public
advocacy. Created by William Black, the founder of
Chock full oíNuts, a successful New York coffee and
restaurant business, PDF was the first national
not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinsonís
disease. PDF is working for nearly one million
people in the US living with Parkinsonís by funding
promising scientific research and supporting people with
Parkinsonís, their families and caregivers through
educational programs and support services. Since its
founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $80 million
worth of scientific research in Parkinsonís disease,
supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the