Office of Special Events

The Mount Sinai Office of Special Events is responsible for the major fundraising and cultivation events of Mount Sinai Health System. The office is comprised of event professionals who work with our physicians, scientists, donors, and friends to create unique strategic events to maximize support for Mount Sinai Health System.

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The Annual Breakfast of Legends brings together more than 400 health care, business and philanthropic leaders in support of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) and its legendary honorees. The event celebrates outstanding advocates and providers who work to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults in New York City. Funds raised support the free, comprehensive, and compassionate care provided at MSAHC to more than 10,000 youth and young adults, 10 to 24 years of age, each year. MSAHC is also one of the nation’s leading centers for adolescent training and research.

At the 12th Annual Breakfast of Legends, held in December 2015, MSAHC honored six individuals, as well as staff from its School-Based Health Centers program, for their commitment to the young people of New York City. The honorees were Arlene J. Adler, Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman LLC; Martin R. Feinman, Esq, Attorney-in-Charge of the Brooklyn Office for The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice; Amy Cooney, PhD, a psychoanalyst in New York City; and Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens; and Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center School-Based Health Centers staff.

The annual Dr. Joan E. Morgenthau Lifetime Advocate for Youth Award was presented to Leslie R. Jaffe, MD, and Liliana Klass—a couple who share a passion for improving children’s lives. Ms. Klass is a former teacher, and Dr. Jaffe is Director of Health Services at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dr. Jaffe served as Director of MSAHC from 1982 to 1989, after training under Dr. Morgenthau. Dr. Jaffe helped expand the services offered by the MSAHC and create the model of comprehensive care for which it is known today.

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The Annual Dubin Breast Center Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium is a unique event at which Dubin Breast Center leaders give you answers, decipher the myths from the truths, and open up a dialogue about breast health and cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

More than 100 guests attended the Dubin Breast Center’s fourth annual Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium, held in September 2015.

The event was presented by the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation through a grant from Bloomingdale’s. Perri Peltz, host of “Doctor Radio Reports,” a weekly public health program on Sirius XM radio, served as moderator. Eva Andersson Dubin, MD, Founder of the Dubin Breast Center at The Tisch Cancer Institute provided opening remarks. The panelists were Michael Brodman, MD, Joel Dudley, PhD, Hanna Irie, MD, PhD, and Emily Sonnenblick, MD.

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The Dubin Breast Center Gala supports the Dubin Breast Center, with the goal of encouraging and inspiring increased involvement and delivering the message that their leadership giving is vital to the success of the Center. To promote the Dubin Breast Center, highlight all of its services, and show how the Dubin Breast Center stands out from any other comprehensive Breast Center in New York.

This year’s Gala, taking place on December 5, 2016, celebrates our five-year milestone and honors Shoshana and Kenny Dichter, and Dr. Laurie Margolies. To join us, you may register online.

Last year, nearly 500 guests attended the fifth annual Dubin Breast Center Benefit, held in December 2015, raising more than $2.2 million to support the Center. The evening’s presenting sponsor was Harry Winston. The event honored Michael Brodman, MD, Professor and System Chair, The Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman’s Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Chloe Moussazadeh was presented with the event’s inaugural Courage Award for her grace and resilience as a young breast cancer survivor.

Philanthropist Emily Blavatnik presented an award to Dr. Brodman for his commitment to women’s health care—including helping to create the new Blavatnik Family Foundation Women’s Health Floor at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The Women’s Health Floor is located on the fourth floor of the Klingenstein Pavilion and offers a special healing environment for postoperative breast and gynecological cancer patients.

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The Jacobi Medallion is one of the highest honors that Mount Sinai bestows. The winners of this prestigious award exemplify our commitment to compassionate care and to the advancement of medicine. Each year we come together to celebrate these values and to pay tribute to those men and women who make Mount Sinai the special place it is. This annual event supports the Mount Sinai Alumni Association

Nearly 330 Mount Sinai Health System alumni, donors, faculty, and staff gathered, in March 2016, to honor seven leaders with the 2016 Jacobi Medallion—an esteemed award bestowed by Mount Sinai in recognition of distinguished achievement in the field of medicine or extraordinary service to the hospital, the school, or the alumni.

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, addressed guests during the award ceremony.  Dean Charney highlighted the year’s accomplishments for the Icahn School of Medicine, including new important partnerships with institutions such as Google, IBM, JP Morgan, Apple and Deloitte and noted that ISMMS has climbed to rank 15th among medical schools nationwide in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding. In concluding his remarks, Dean Charney introduced the In Memoriam video, which paid tribute to those in the Mount Sinai family who are no longer with us.

The Jacobi recipients honored were Jean C. Crystal, Adolfo García-Sastre, MD, Alexander Kirschenbaum, MD, William Lawson, MD, Rosanne Leipzig, MD, Jewel Mullen, MD, and Albert Siu, MD.

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For more information about future or past Jacobi Medallion Awards and Reception events, please contact Allison Hagemann at 646.605.8776 or

Much anticipated, this annual event has become an historic highpoint of the season that contributes to and makes possible many of the key educational, clinical, and research programs of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

In May 2016, nearly 1,300 guests including hospital leadership, staff, and supporters attended the 31st annual Crystal Party held under a tent at the Central Park Conservatory Garden to celebrate Mount Sinai Health System.

The event was chaired by Mount Sinai Trustee Glenn August and his wife, Debbie, the Doctor Chairs: Tania and Ahron L. Friedberg, MD, Cindie and Donald Kastenbaum, MD, Mamta and Ashutosh Tewari, MD, Alice M. and George J. Todd, MD and  Friends of Mount Sinai Chair: Jonathan R. Dixon. 

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The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most innovative MS centers in the country, taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating this devastating disease, and offering all aspects of patient care within a single location. With an experienced and dedicated staff of twenty seven professionals, the Center’s reputation for excellence is world-renowned. Its unique, comprehensive model of care includes state-of-the-art programs in diagnostics, disease management, experimental therapeutics and research, as well as specialized support services and rehabilitation. Through leading-edge basic science and ground-breaking clinical trials programs, the Center is working to translate new discoveries into effective therapies, eventually leading to a cure for a disease that affects 2.5 million people around the world. Proceeds from the annual Gala support multi-disciplinary patient care and innovative research at the CGDC. 

The 14th annual Multiple Sclerosis Gala, held in March 2016, gathered 250 donors, patients, faculty, and friends who raised important funding for the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center (CGDC).

The Clifford H. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Service was presented to the Center’s Administrator, Donna Polisar, PhD, for her longtime dedication and commitment to excellence. The Gala also honored Kiaran McLaughlin, an award-winning thoroughbred racehorse trainer, and patient of the CGDC, and featured an interview with CBS News correspondent, Michelle Miller.

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The Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) is thrilled to honor Jessica Knoll, author of Luckiest Girl Alive, whose 2015 New York Times best-selling, debut novel tells the story of a successful young woman living with the lingering trauma of a sexual assault. A highlight of the evening will feature a discussion with Jessica, moderated by Jessica Grose, Editor-in-Chief of Lenny.

Past honorees have included survivors, advocates and leaders from the fields of medicine, law and television. All share a deep commitment to SAVI’s mission of validating, healing and empowering survivors and their supporters to lead safe, healthy lives through advocacy, free and confidential counseling, and public education. 
We welcome you to join us for a truly inspiration evening to celebrate and support the vital work of SAVI.

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