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 2024, the Annual Gala will be held on June 10 at Guastavino’s 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.

In 2024, the Gold Foundation will honor three extraordinary individuals for their unique contributions to humanism in 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

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)

  • Tickets to 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)

  • Tickets to 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 2024 gala.