Over $6.2 Million Raised At NYU Langone Medical Center's 2014 Violet Ball

More than 550 Guests Attend Event to Honor Gary D. Cohn and Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn

NYU Langone Medical Center raised more than $6.2 million last Thursday night at its annual Violet Ball held at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York City. This year the president and COO of Goldman Sachs, Gary D. Cohn, who also serves as an NYU Langone trustee and chair of the NYU Langone Musculoskeletal Advisory Board, and his wife Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn, an artist and designer, were honored for their years of dedication to the Medical Center. The funds raised will create full scholarships for talented medical students on behalf of the Cohns.

For more than 15 years, the Cohns’ leadership and generosity have touched many areas of NYU Langone, helping to spur advances in research, education, and patient care. Together they funded the Pevaroff Cohn Professorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.

Addressing an audience of more than 550 guests, Robert I. Grossman,MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center said, “Let me start with a special note of gratitude to our honorees this evening, Gary Cohn and his wonderfully talented wife Lisa. It’s deeply meaningful to me that the proceeds raised tonight, due in no small part to Lisa and Gary, will be distributed to worthy students in the form of Gary and Lisa Cohn scholarships. I’m convinced that making medical school affordable to the most talented people, regardless of means, is the surest way to attract the best and the brightest.”

In addition to the Cohns, Dr. Grossman thanked the many great supporters of NYU Langone present, stating, “Behind each great NYU Langone milestone are profoundly dedicated, generous, and tenacious benefactors to whom we, and above all our patients and their families, owe tremendous gratitude.”

Guests in attendance at this year’s Violet Ball included: Elaine and Kenneth G. Langone, Alice and Tom Tisch, Phyllis Putter Barasch, Art Benvenuto, Marjorie and William Berkley, Sue and Sean Cullinan, Bobby and Lew Frankfort, Barbara and Jack Gross, Susan and Martin Lipton, Anthony Magliocco, Patty Newburger, Brad Wechsler, Connie and Martin Silver, Klara and Larry Silverstein, Beatrice and Anthony Welters, and Howard Lorber.

Mr. Langone, chair of the Board of Trustees at NYU Langone, served as Gala Chair, and Dean Grossman was the Physician Committee Chair.

In addition to the Cohns, underwriters for this year’s Violet Ball included the Tisch family, and NYU Langone Trustees Lori Fink (also chair, Perlmutter Cancer Center Advisory Board) and Laurence D. Fink (chairman and CEO, BlackRock, Inc.).

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