Living Landmarks Gala

2015 Living Landmarks Celebration

-Robert E. Wankel, Bernadette Peters, and Joel Grey -photo by James Salzano

-Philip J. Smith, Robert E. Wankel, Susan L. Solomon, and Dr. Susan Weber -photo by James Salzano

-Dr. Susan Weber, Brooke Garber Neidich, Daniel Neidich, and Ken Langone -photo by James Salzano

-Daniel Neidich and Brooke Garber Neidich -photo by James Salzano

-Ray Kelly and Frank Sciame -photo by James Salzano

-Host Paul Binder, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, and Ken Langone -photo by James Salzano

-Paul Goldberger and Susan L. Solomon -photo by James Salzano

-Daryl Roth -photo by James Salzano

-A performance by Brian Stokes Mitchell -photo by James Salzano

-A performance by Joel Grey -photo by James Salzano

-Host Paul Binder and Dr. Susan Weber -photo by James Salzano

-James Capalino, Ray Kelly, David Dinkins -photo by Noël Sutherland

-Daniel Ryniec and Susan Weber -photo by Noël Sutherland

-Phil Smith, Bernadette Peters -photo by Noël Sutherland

-George Wolfe -photo by Noël Sutherland

-Marla Sabo, Michael Braner, and Christina Chang -photo by Noël Sutherland

The Landmarks Conservancy celebrated its 22nd Living Landmarks gala on November 5, 2015 at the Plaza Ballroom. The evening was a great success bringing in a record-breaking 1.4 million to support our work.


2015 Honorees
Ken Langone
Philanthropist and celebrated co-founder of The Home Depot

Brooke Garber Neidich
Co-founder, Child Mind Institute

Daniel Neidich
Founder, Dune Real Estate Partners, and dedicated philanthropist

Philip J. Smith
Chairman & Co-CEO, The Shubert Organization and “Theater Hall of Fame” inductee

Susan L. Solomon
Co-founder & CEO, New York Stem Cell Foundation and longtime health-care advocate

Robert E. Wankel
President & Co-CEO, The Shubert Organization

Dr. Susan Weber
Director & Founder of the internationally-acclaimed Bard Graduate Center

Landmark Paul Binder was the host; Brian Stokes Mitchell sang for all to enjoy. Guest presenters included Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Living Landmark Joel Grey, and Bernadette Peters. And Landmark bandleader Peter Duchin and his orchestra provided the evening’s music.

The audience of more than 500 persons included several past honorees: Michael Christensen, David N. Dinkins, Ray Kelly, Daryl Roth, and John Rosenwald.

For more than two decades the New York Landmarks Conservancy has honored New Yorkers who have made extraordinary contributions to the City and recognizes them as Living Landmarks at a black-tie gala in the fall.

The Living Landmarks Celebration is a “must attend” on New York’s social calendar and attracts trend-setters and opinion leaders from across the City’s unique “only in New York” intersections of art, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, government, and media. In addition to being a fun and festive evening, the gala provides critical support for the Conservancy’s unique financial and technical assistance programs.

Video of the 2015 Living Landmarks Celebration Award Winners

Liz Smith Video from 2015 Living Landmarks Celebration

2015 Living Landmarks Celebration Award Show

See the celebration coverage online, click on the links below.

Broadway Buzz
Twin Images
The New York Times – Evening Hours by Bill Cunningham

Honorary Co-Chairs
Daryl and Jordan Roth

Celebration Committee
Paul Binder
Daniel Boulud
Robert Caro
Michael Christensen
Louise Hirschfeld Cullman
and Lewis Cullman
Clive Davis
David Dinkins
Barbara Goldsmith
Joel Grey
Robert Grossman
William vanden Heuvel
A.E. Hotchner
John Kander
Ray Kelly
Arie Kopelman
Peter Malkin
Mary McFadden
Philippe de Montebello
Phyllis Newman
Mitch Rosenthal
Amy and Howard Rubenstein