Annual Gold Gala

Every year, the Gold community comes to together for a special evening of celebration.

The Annual Gala brings together a wide variety of supporters who believe passionately in The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s mission of keeping healthcare human—leaders and faculty of medical schools and teaching hospitals, corporate healthcare leaders, captains of industry, thought leaders in healthcare, compassionate nurses and physicians, and patients and their families.

In 2023, the Annual Gala will be held in June at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

Gala highlights

This event brings together our key supporters, offering them a chance to meet like-minded leaders and celebrate the major efforts of the year.

Each gala also honors the year’s National Humanism in Medicine Medal recipients.

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

In 2023, the Gold Foundation will honor four extraordinary individuals for their unique contributions to humanism in healthcare:

  • Dr. Gina S. Brown, global nursing leader and Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University
  • Dr. Richard I. Levin, visionary physician President and CEO of the Gold Foundation, who will be stepping down this summer after an extraordinary 12-year tenure
  • Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, 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
  • Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, pioneering nursing leader and Dean at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

In 2022, the Gold Foundation honored:

  • Dr. Michele Harper, Physician Leader & Champion for Inclusive Healthcare, NYT Bestselling Author, Gold Humanism Honor Society Member representing all members in celebration of the 20th Anniversary
  • Dr. Danielle Ofri, Front-line Physician at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, America’s Oldest Public Hospital, Renowned Author, Humanist, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review
  • Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, Nurse Leader, Delegate, Order of Malta’s Mission at the United Nations, Gold Trustee, and Founder, Global Strategic Operatives for the Eradication of Human Trafficking
  • Steve Rusckowski, Global Business & Healthcare Leader, Chairman, CEO and President, Quest Diagnostics, and Founder of the Gold Corporate Council

Recognition of the Gold Partners Council

The gala recognizes the critical support of the Gold Partners Council member institutions. All members are listed on signage at the gala and on large, digital screens.

Members at certain levels receive additional gala recognition and tickets.

Hippocrates level ($25,000)

  • A table of 10 seats at the Gold Foundation’s gala
  • A full-page ad in the Gold Foundation’s gala journal plus recognition from the podium

Blackwell level ($15,000)

  • 5 seats at the Gold Foundation’s gala
  • A half-page ad in the Gold Foundation’s gala journal

This is a special opportunity to bring your senior and emerging leaders in humanism and reinforce their commitment to the essentiality of compassion in patient care. Medical and nursing schools are also encouraged to bring select student leaders, in order to emphasize the importance of a culture of humanism to these future leaders.

Learn more about the 2023 gala.