Eleventh Annual
Connoisseur's Dinner

Eleventh Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner

May 10, 2017

6:30 pm | Cocktails

7:30 pm | Dinner

Black Tie


Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue
New York, NY

Our annual gala featured highlights of Sotheby's Spring Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art exhibition, a delicious selection of wines presented by Sotheby's, and our lively "Fund a Scientist" Auction, which gives guests a special opportunity to support the ADDF's promising Alzheimer's research. We also presented the annual Chairman's Award to Tad Smith, President and CEO, Sotheby's, who accepted on behalf of Sotheby's. This award was established by our Co-Chairmen Leonard A. Lauder and Ronald S. Lauder to recognize a prominent leader who is advancing our efforts to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure Alzheimer's disease.


  • Beacon Trust
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • EY
  • J.P.Morgan
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Nucor
  • Pfizer
  • Sotheby's


Executive Chairs

  • Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
  • Judy and Leonard A. Lauder
  • Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild and
      Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
  • Liz and Randal Sandler
  • Sotheby's

Founding Chair

  • Nancy Corzine


  • The Calvin Klein Family Foundation
  • Nancy and Melvin R. Goodes
  • Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Vice Chairs

  • Beacon Trust
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Carol Seabrook Boulanger
  • Rose Marie Bravo and William Jackey
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • EY
  • Julie and Phil Geier
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • The Margaret and Daniel Loeb - Third Point Foundation
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Nancy and Howard Marks
  • Nucor Construction Corp.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • The Sheldon H. Solow Foundation
  • Pam and Allen B. Swerdlick
  • Carol and Michael Weisman
  • Wendy Wilson and Ronald Dickerman