Eighth Annual
Connoisseur's Dinner

Eighth Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner

May 1, 2014


New York, NY

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) hosted its Eighth Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner, “To Live is to Think,” on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Sotheby’s in New York City. Leonard A. Lauder, Co-Chairman of the ADDF, was honored with the evening's Chairman's Award and Norah O’Donnell, co-anchor of CBS This Morning, hosted the event. The dinner brought in more than $3.7 million to fund research in Alzheimer's drug development, including nearly $1.2 million to "Fund a Scientist" during a live auction led by Sotheby's own Jamie Niven. Proceeds from the auction went to support the work of Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, who will investigate rasagiline, an FDA-approved treatment for Parkinson’s disease with the potential to be the first drug to slow the course of Alzheimer’s disease.


  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Colliers International
  • First Republic Bank
  • Macy's Inc
  • EY
  • Sotheby's