Twelfth Annual
Connoisseur's Dinner

Twelfth Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner

May 3, 2018

6:00 pm | Cocktails

7:30 pm | Dinner

Black Tie


1334 York Avenue
New York, NY

The ADDF's annual gala presented the Chairman's Award to Fabrizio Freda, President and CEO, The Estée Lauder Companies, who accepted on behalf of The Estée Lauder Companies. This award was established by our Co-Chairmen Leonard Lauder and Ronald Lauder to recognize a prominent leader who is advancing our efforts to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure Alzheimer's disease.

The event also featured a selection of Sotheby's Spring Sales, delicious wine pairings presented by Sotheby's Wine, and our lively "Fund a Scientist" Auction, giving guests a special opportunity to support the ADDF's promising Alzheimer's research.

The evening was hosted by award-winning journalist Paula Zahn.


  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • A.T. Kearney
  • BlackRock
  • EY
  • Firmentich
  • Gardiner & Theobald
  • Gensler
  • Givaudan
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Intercos
  • International Flavors and Fragrances
  • J.P. Morgan
  • The Kaneff Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Macy's
  • Nucor Construction
  • Sotheby's
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Continental Grain Company


Executive Chair

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Judy and Leonard A. Lauder
  • Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
  • Liz and Randal Sandler

Founding Chair

  • Nancy Corzine


  • Nancy and Melvin R. Goodes
  • The Margaret and Daniel Loeb – Third Point Foundation
  • Anne and Chris Reyes
  • Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation
  • Lori Kanter Tritsch and William P. Lauder

Vice Chairs

  • A.T. Kearney, Inc.
  • BlackRock
  • Carol S. Boulanger
  • Rose Marie Bravo and William Jackey
  • Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
  • The Estée Lauder Companies, Board of Directors
  • EY
  • Firmenich
  • Mary-Ann and Fabrizio Freda
  • Gardiner and Theobald, Inc.
  • Gensler
  • Givaudan
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Intercos
  • International Flavors and Fragrances Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan
  • The Kaneff Foundation
  • Jennifer Lacks Kaplan, Deloitte
  • Laura and Gary Lauder
  • Macy's and Bloomingdales
  • Nancy and Howard Marks
  • Nucor Construction Corp.
  • Sharon and Bob Prince
  • Sotheby's
  • Ann and Andrew Tisch
  • Tishman Speyer Properties, LP
  • Carol and Michael Weisman
  • Paula Zahn