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 13th Annual Breakfast of Legends, held on Thursday, October 13, 2016, the MSAHC honored nine individuals who have dedicated themselves to New York City’s young people.  Peter W. May, Chairman, Boards of Trustees, Mount Sinai Health System, warmly welcomed more than 300 guests.

The honorees were: Lizzy Cole, MSAHC Advisory Board Member, and Neil Cole, founder of; Jonathan H.F. Crystal, Executive Vice President, Crystal & Company, and MSAHC Advisory Board Member, and Rabbi Darcie Crystal, Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue; Louis G. Monti, MD, Rosanna Mirante, MD, and Marla Stern, MD, each an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and pediatrics partners at the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice; Tiffanie Brown, LCSW, MSAHC staff honoree; and Robert M. Morgenthau, 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 2016 event journal.

For more information about future or past Breakfast of Legends events, please contact the center at 212-423-3000.

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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 Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Breast Imaging, Complementary Medicine, Environmental Effects, and Reconstructive Surgery 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 Fifth Annual Dubin Breast Center Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium, held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

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 Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Michael Brodman, MD, Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR, Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, Mark Sultan, MD, FACS, and Amy Tiersten, MD.

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 annual event supports the Mount Sinai Alumni Association

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  The 2017 Jacobi recipients are 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.

In March 2016, nearly 330 Mount Sinai Health System alumni, donors, faculty and staff gathered 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 2016 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.

The 32nd annual Crystal Party will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 under a tent at the Central Park Conservatory Garden.  The event is being chaired by Mount Sinai Trustee Zibby Schwarzman and Kyle Owens.  The 2017 Doctors Chairs are: 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 Chairs: Dayna and Thomas Sessa.

In May 2016, nearly 1,300 guests including hospital leadership, staff, and supporters attended the 31st annual Crystal Party 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. 

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 15th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel, New York City. The event Co-Chairs are Kernika Gupta, Renu Gupta and Meruka Hazari. A Special Award will be presented to Blair Underwood by Robert Friedman.

The 14th Annual Benefit was 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 Benefit 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.

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 3, 2016 at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, New York City.  The event co-chairs were Lizbeth Conboy and Kristin Yorke. The honoree was 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. The evening also featured 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. 

For more information about future or past SAVI Benefit 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