More than $5.4 Million Raised at NYU Langone Medical Center’s 2013 Violet Ball
More than 850 Guests Attend Event to Honor Lori Fink, Chair, NYU Cancer Institute Advisory Board, and Trustee, NYU Langone, and Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock, Inc.; Co-Chair, Board of Trustees, NYU Langone
NYU Langone Medical Center raised more than $5.4 million in unrestricted funding last night at its annual Violet Ball held at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York City. This year Lori Fink, chair, NYU Cancer Institute Advisory Board, and trustee, NYU Langone, and Laurence D. Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock, Inc. and co-chair, Board of Trustees, NYU Langone, were honored for their tireless dedication to the growth of the medical center.
Each year the Violet Ball celebrates NYU Langone’s continuing tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. Funds raised are used to advance the medical center’s bold vision and strengthen its role as a rich resource for the diverse communities of New York and beyond.
Guests in attendance at this year’s Violet Ball include: Keith Anderson, State Senator Tony Avella, Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Mary Pat Christie, Lisa Pevaroff and Gary D. Cohn, Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, Victoria and Jay Furman, Trudy Elbaum Gottesman and Robert Gottesman, Robert Kapito, Helen L. Kimmel, Elaine and Ken Langone, Ruth and Sidney Lapidus, Susan and Martin Lipton, Esq., Lady Va and Sir Deryck Maughan, Sandra and Edward Meyer, Allison and Roberto Mignone, Linda Gosden Robinson and Jim Robinson, Klara and Larry Silverstein, Billie Tisch, Marica and Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD, Patty Newburger and Bradley Wechsler, Anthony Welters, Esq, and Shelby White.
Addressing an audience of more than 850 guests, Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center said, “From just about any perspective, we have a great deal to celebrate tonight, which makes this the perfect occasion to pay special tribute to two people who have given of themselves for years to help make our medical center as great as it can be. Lori and Larry, we honor you tonight for the enthusiasm, wisdom and dedication you contribute to our mission, and for all the ways you are helping us become everything we’re capable of being.”
Lori and Laurence D. Fink have been outstanding members of the NYU Langone community for more than 30 years. With their remarkable generosity and guidance, they have helped lead the institution forward to become one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Larry is co-chair of the medical center’s board (since 1995) as well as a trustee and vice chair of New York University. Lori is a trustee of the medical center (since 2003) and chair of our Cancer Institute Advisory Board.
Most recently, the Finks honored their beloved and longtime family physician, Philip K. Moskowitz, MD, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, with a contribution establishing the Philip K. Moskowitz, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology. Their generous commitment allowed NYU Langone to recruit neurologist Stephen L. Galetta, MD, to this position last year.
The Finks’ dedication to the medical center includes leadership gifts within pediatrics and cancer as well as unrestricted giving, which gives NYU Langone the ability to apply funds where they are most needed. The Finks gave essential funding to create the Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center at 32nd Street and the Laurence D. and Lori Weider Fink Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Tisch Hospital and they are long-time supporters of the Annual Fund.
Pictured from left to right are John Sexton, Larry Fink, Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO NYU Langone, Lori Fink, Martin Lipton, Ken Langone, Larry Silverstein, Phil Moskowitz, MD at NYU Langone's 2013 Violet Ball - Jay Brady Photography