The Gold Foundation’s 2023 Annual Gala

Thank you to all who joined us in New York City on June 20th! Congratulations to all of the Gala honorees!

The Annual Gala marks a special time each year when the Gold Foundation gathers its community of doctors, nurses, students, healthcare education leaders, medical and nursing faculty and deans, corporate executives, patients, families, nonprofit partners, and supporters in a singular celebration of humanism in healthcare.

This year, we returned to the beautiful Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. We were delighted to welcome back Gold Trustee Dr. Kimberly Manning, a beloved voice of humanism in healthcare, as the gala host.

We honored four visionary leaders: global nursing leader and Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University Dr. Gina S. Brown; visionary physician President and CEO of the Gold Foundation Dr. Richard I. Levin, who will be stepping down this summer after an extraordinary 12-year tenure; national health policy leader, founding Dean and President Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine, and former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Honorable Dr. Louis W. Sullivan; and pioneering nursing leader and Dean at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx.


Watch the full Gala recording

Read the recap

View the 2023 Gala Journal

Browse the 2023 Gala Photo Gallery

Thank you to our 2023 Gala Sponsors & Supporters!

The Gala Journal includes the program, profiles of the four honorees, celebratory ads, lists of our sponsors and co-chairs, and much more. You can also read the four profiles on the Gold website here.

Read the announcement of the honorees.

2023 Honorees

A row of headshots, left to right: Dr. Gina Brown, Dr. Richard Levin, Dr. Louis Sullivan, Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx

The Gold Foundation’s 2023 Annual Gala will honor four visionary leaders who embody the ideal of placing human interests, values and dignity at the core of healthcare:

  • Dr. Gina S. Brown, Transformational Nursing Leader, Global Champion of Health Equity and Social Justice, and Dean of Howard University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
  • Dr. Richard I. Levin, Visionary President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Biomedical Scientist, and Innovative Humanist and Leader in Medical Education
  • Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Renowned Health Policy Leader, Minority Health Advocate, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, National Leader in Nursing Education and Practice, Innovative Researcher, Global Public Health Expert, and Dean of NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Learn about the 2023 National Humanism in Medicine Medalists: Dr. Gina S. Brown, Dr. Richard I. Levinthe Honorable Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, and Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx