The Gold Foundation’s 2024 Annual Gala

The Gold Foundation Annual Gala is our most important fundraiser of the year, helping fuel our work of advancing kind, safe, trustworthy healthcare for all.

On Monday, June 10th, the Gold Foundation brought together its community of doctors, nurses, students, deans, corporate executives, patients, families, nonprofit partners, and supporters in a singular celebration of humanism in healthcare.

We were delighted to welcome back Gold Trustee Dr. Kimberly Manning, a beloved voice of humanism in healthcare, as the gala emcee, and to celebrate three visionary leaders who embody the ideal of placing human interests, values and dignity at the core of healthcare: Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, Michael J. Dowling, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Learn more about each honoree in these profiles:

Empowered by her education, scientific rigor, and passion for mentorship, Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis transformed nursing

Thank You for Your Support! View the 2024 Gala Sponsors.

Browse the 2024 Gala Photo Gallery

2024 National Humanism in Medicine Medal honorees

This year, we honored three visionary leaders who embody the ideal of placing human interests, values and dignity at the core of healthcare:

Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, Internationally Renowned Nurse Scientist and Medical Sociologist, Professor and Nursing Dean Emerita at University of Pennsylvania, and Transformational Leader in Global Health & Women’s Health

Michael J. Dowling, Innovative Leader of New York’s Largest Health System, Trailblazing Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention, and President and CEO, Northwell Health, Home of the Pioneering Zucker School of Medicine

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Visionary Pediatrician, Educator, Scientist, and Public Health Activist at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Whistleblower in the Flint Water Crisis, Acclaimed Author, and Founder, Rx Kids

Read the announcement of the honorees.

Read profiles of the 2024 National Humanism in Medicine Medalists: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Michael J. Dowling, and Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis.

Gala Journal

The Gala Journal includes the program, biographies of the three honorees, celebratory ads, lists of our sponsors and co-chairs, and more.

Gala Theme

The 2024 Gala theme was “Creating Healthy Communities through Humanism.”

The three 2024 medal honorees have used their influence to advocate powerfully for better health in their communities.

“Health is not just about what happens inside the hospital. Health is also about how hospitals engage with their communities, neighborhoods, and schools,” said Dr. Kathleen Reeves, President and CEO of the Gold Foundation. “These three amazing individuals have seen both the vibrancy and the disparities in their communities. Each honoree has used their talents, time, and opportunities to bring better health to the communities they serve. Humanism in healthcare is all about the person in front of you, the caregiver beside you, and the community around you.”

Add Your Support

If you were not able to attend but would like to show your support or your institution’s support, please consider making a donation to support the Gold Foundation’s mission.