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.

The Annual Breakfast of Legends brings together more than 500 health, business and philanthropic leaders in support of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) and its legendary honorees. The event is a celebration of outstanding advocates and providers who work to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults in our community. The funds raised support the free, comprehensive, confidential 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 14th Annual Breakfast of Legends, held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, MSAHC honored four remarkable individuals who have dedicated themselves to helping young people. Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center warmly welcomed more than 500 guests.

The honorees were: Felice F. Axelrod, Consultant to Bloomberg providing special project and management services; Adam Jacobs, MD, Medical Director of the Division of Family Planning at The Mount Sinai Hospital; Christine Soghomonian, MA, Director of Information Systems & Operations at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center; and Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System, who was presented with the Dr. Joan E. Morgenthau Lifetime Advocate for Youth Award.

Thanks to our supporters, more than $700,000 was raised to provide comprehensive, confidential, free care for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. View event photos and join us in thanking this year’s supporters, who are featured in the 2017 event journal.

For more information about future or past Breakfast of Legends events, please contact the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at (212) 423-2900.

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The Dubin Breast Center Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium is a unique annual event at which Dubin Breast Center’s leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiation Oncology, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Medical Oncology, Breast Surgery 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 Sixth Annual Dubin Breast Center Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium, held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Director of the Dubin Breast Center served as moderator. Eva Andersson Dubin, MD, Founder of the Dubin Breast Center at The Tisch Cancer Institute made opening remarks. This year’s panelists included Stephanie Blank, MD, Katharine Maglione, MD, Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, Kanan Modhwadia, MD, Amy Tiersten, MD and Christina Weltz, MD.

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For more information about the future or past Dubin Breast Center Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium events, please contact

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 year’s event took place on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The 2018 Jacobi recipients were: Paul R.G. Cunningham, MD, FACS, MSH ’79, Blaine V. Fogg, Esq., Bruce D. Gelb, MD, Wayne A. Gordon, PhD, FACRM, ABPP, Yasmin L. Hurd, PhD, Srinivas Ravi V. Iyengar, PhD, Joseph R. Masci, MD, Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, MPH, MSH ’96, and Thomas P. Naidich, MD, FACR.

In March 2017, nearly 325 Mount Sinai Health System alumni, donors, faculty and staff gathered to honor seven leaders with the 2017 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. The 2017 Jacobi recipients honored were Louis R. DePalo, MD. Celia M. Divino, MD, Ian R. Holzman, MD, Leslie Dubin Kerr, MD, Alice C. Levine, MD, Eric J. Nestler, MD, and Jonathan S. Stamler, MD.

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. “We have invested in the development of intellectual property, patents, and novel partnerships with industry,” Dr. Charney told the audience. “Exciting discoveries have poured forth, including a new understanding of the role of the microbiome in Crohn’s and colitis diseases. We’ve identified genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and other mental illnesses, and developed new therapies for multiple myeloma, melanoma, depression, and avian flu, to name just a few. ” These advances, he said, were a tribute to the generosity and support of Mount Sinai’s alumni and to the dedicated educators who carry out “Mount Sinai’s longstanding tradition of excellence.” 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.

For more information about future or past Jacobi Medallion Awards and Reception events, please contact Melanie Barton Wunsch at 646.605.8805 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.

The 33rd annual Crystal Party will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 under a tent at the Central Park Conservatory Garden. The event is being chaired by Mount Sinai Trustee Vanessa and Henry Cornell. The Mount Sinai Hospital Presidents Committee: Jeremy Boal, MD President, Mount Sinai Downtown, Evan L. Flatow, MD President, Mount Sinai West, Arthur A. Gianelli, MBA, MPH President, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Lin H. Mo, MBA, MPH President, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, David L. Reich, MD President, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens, James T. Tsai, MD President, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Friends of Mount Sinai Chairs: Rachel Crane and Holly and Michael Schechter.

In May 2017, nearly 1,300 guests including hospital leadership, staff, and supporters attended the 32nd annual Crystal Party to celebrate Mount Sinai Health System. The event was chaired by Mount Sinai Trustee Zibby Schwarzman and Kyle Owens, the Doctors Chairs: Frances Cartwright, PhD and Peter Alcarese, Leesa M. Galatz, MD and David J. Findlay, MD, Kathleen and William B. Inabnet, III, MD, Cindie and Donald Kastenbaum, MD, and Susan and Eric J. Nester, MD, PhD and Friends of Mount Sinai Chair: Jonathan R. Dixon.

For more information about future or past Mount Sinai Health System Crystal Party events, please contact Eileen Solomon at 646-605-8801 or

The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai 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-five 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 Benefit support multi-disciplinary patient care and innovative research at the CGDC.

The 16th Annual Benefit was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, gathered 250 donors, patients, faculty, and friends who raised important funding for the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center (CGDC).

The Clifford H. Goldsmith Award was presented to Fred D. Lublin, MD.

For more information about future or past Multiple Sclerosis Benefit events, please contact Eileen Solomon at 646-605-8801 or

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The Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) is dedicated to validating, healing and empowering survivors and their supporters to lead safe, healthy lives through advocacy, free and confidential counseling, and public education.

The annual benefit was held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, New York City. The event co-chairs were Lizbeth Conboy and Kristin Yorke. The honoree were the creative team behind the hit Broadway musical Waitress: Sara Bareilles, Composer/Lyricist, Lorin Latarro, Choreographer, Jessie Nelson, Book Writer and Diane Paulus, Director.  At each performance, Waitress inspires audiences with the powerful message of resilience and new beginnings, touching survivors of domestic violence as well as their family and friends.

We also honored Kareem Peat, who is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Investigations at Cornell University, a Lead Title IX Investigator for the University, and a former SAVI Advocate, for his fair and impartial work promoting gender equity at the University and his commitment to the overnight shifts while a member of SAVI.

For more information about future or past SAVI Benefit events, please contact Eileen Solomon at 646-605-8801 or

The 10th Anniversary Greening Our Children Benefit Luncheon will celebrate the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) and the many ways it is changing how we think about children's health. The CEHC conducts innovative research around the world to identify chemical, physical, nutritional and social factors affecting children's health and future development.

The CEHC is an early pioneer in the field of Exposomics, which examines the connections between the totality of environmental exposures over the entire lifespan and the diseases they cause, including those diagnosed later in life that have their origins in the childhood environment. The CEHC team examines a wide range of diseases and conditions including: ADHD, ALS, allergies, Alzheimer's disease, asthma, autism, birth defects, diabetes, hip fractures, Parkinson's disease, cancer, obesity, schizophrenia and stress. The CEHC uses its findings to educate communities, advocate for public health policies and develop new strategies for prevention and treatment.

The 10th Anniversary Greening Our Children will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Greenwich Country Club at Greenwich, Connecticut. The Mount Sinai Champion for Children Award will be presented to James Redford, Writer, Director and Filmmaker. The Children’s Environmental Health Corporate Leadership Award will be presented to The Honest Company. Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health.

For more information about past CEHC Greening Our Children events, please contact Eileen Solomon at 646-605-8801 or

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Office of Special Events

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Eileen Solomon
Tel: 646-605-8810
Fax: 212-876-3154
Office of Special Events
Mount Sinai Health System
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1223
New York, NY 10029