2016 Annual Benefit Dinner

On Thursday, March 10, 2016 the New York School of Interior Design held its Annual Dinner to benefit NYSID scholarships. It was a beautiful and festive evening celebrating outstanding design and designers as well as NYSID's 100th anniversary, which was commemorated by the presentation of the NYSID Centennial Medal, designed by Michele Oka Doner. The dinner took place at Cipriani 25 Broadway, the Cunard Building, a New York City landmark that is as rich in history as it is in architectural grandeur. 

The event was co-chaired by NYSID trustees Alexa Hampton and Newell Turner. More than 360 designers, writers, publishers, executives, philanthropists, and friends, including NYSID trustees and alumni, gathered to salute our honorees: Ellie Cullman, recipient of the Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award; Deborah Nevins, recipient of the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design; Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown LP, received the Green Design Medal; and James P. Druckman, president and CEO of the New York Design Center, received the Centennial Medal. View the dinner program here.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this our most successful dinner yet! Your generous participation will provide much needed scholarship support to our students, the designers of the future.

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Read press Coverage from NYSID's 2016 Annual Benefit Dinner:

Architectural Digest
NY Social Diary
The Editor at Large


Barbara and Tom Israel

Alexa Hampton

Maria & Bill Spears

Bonnie & Tom Strauss


Bond, Schoeneck + King, PLLC/
Joanna L. Silver, Esq.

Louise Hirschfeld Cullman & Lewis B. Cullman    

Amy Goldman Fowler

Laurie & Peter Grauer

Susan Zises Green

Duane Hampton

Marlene Hess and James D. Ziron

Hottenroth + Joseph Architects

Ellen Kravet, Kravet Inc.

John and Leigh Middleton

Cynthia Hazen Polsky & Leon B. Polsky

Tracey & Robert Pruzan

Betsey Ruprecht

David Scott

Serena & Lily

Traditional Home

Debby and Peter Weinberg

John L. & Sue Ann Weinberg Foundation

Wilkinson O’Grady & Co.

Charlotte Worthy Architects LLC

Connoisseur Table

Architectural Digest

Edgar Cullman, Jr.

Janet & Elliot Greene

Jamestown, LP, Michael Phillips, President

The Shubert Organization

Michael I. & Patricia M. Sovern

Benefactor Table

Beauvais Carpet

Geoffrey N. Bradfield

Cullman & Kravis, Inc.

Jill & Daniel Dienst

Elle Décor

Farrow & Ball

Hearst Design Group

House Beautiful

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects &

     Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect

Silvina Leone

Deborah Nevins & Associates

New York Design Center


Robert A.M. Stern Architects


Supporter Ticket

Bunty Armstrong

John & Violaine Bernbach

Rebecca Birdwell, Design Leadership Network

David Burns, AIA, STUDIOS Architecture

Oliver Cope

Susan Cullman & John Kirby

David & Sheena Danziger

Lucy & Mike Danzinger

Kathleen M. Doyle

Jamie Drake & Caleb Anderson

Jodie & John Eastman

Anne Eisenhower

John & Margot Ernst

Ross J. Francis

James Gould

Kitty Hawks & Larry Lederman

Hess-Levy Family Foundation

Dalia & Larry Leeds

Montie & Terence Meehan

Charlotte Moss

Cynthia Murphy

Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson

Ethel Rompilla

Thomas Roush

Susan Rudin

Adam D. & Marnie Tihany

Friend Ticket

Amory Armstrong & Billy Kenny

Penny & Ted Ashford

Mr. & Mrs. Frederic Barbatelli

Charlotte Barnes

Susan and Bruce Barnet

Charles S. Berlin

Melinda J. Bickers

Molly Brennan, McKinnon and Harris

Michael Bruno & Alexander Jakowec

Kevin Byrne

Patrizia Chen

Karen Cohen

Brockschmidt & Coleman

Judy Cormier

John Danzer/Munder-Skiles

David & Sheena Danzinger

Lucy & Mike Danzinger

Kiki Dennis, Principal, Deborah Burke Partners

Lizzy Dexter

Sandra Effron

Nancy & Robert Englander

Sid Evans, Southern Living, Editor-in-Chief

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP

Ben & Jenny Fischbach

Clair Fitzgerald

Rebecca Gamzon

Glenn Gissler

Rachel and Peter Goulding

Ashlee Harrison

Valerie and Allen Hyman

Rob & Jane Jacobs

Diana & Mark Jacoby

Steven Jonas

Christina Juarez

Jodie W. King

Susan & Robert Klein

Elizabeth Gray Kogen

Elizabeth Kohn

Anne Korman

Kimberly Kravis & Jonathan Schulhof

John Laforce

Lawrence A. Levy

Susan G. Lewin

Kevin Lichten

Brooke Lichtenstein & Yiannos Vrousgos

Ruth Lynford

Blaze Makoid & Tracy Mitchell

Michael McGraw & David Duncan

Dennis Miller

Abby & Howard Milstein Foundation

Stephanie & Stephen Miron

Susan B. Nagle & Peter Bentel

Susan Minton-Niblo, ASID

Brian Ninnis

Sandra Nunnerley

Elizabeth O’Brien

Mark Pledger

Matthew Pober, McKinnon and Harris

Elizabeth Pyne

George & Adria Roush

Amy & Howard Rubenstein

Richard Rubenstein & Lauren Wilcox

Roni Rubenstein

Dana Sandberg & Chip Brian

Ellen Ward Scarborough

Gil Schafer

F. Schumacher & Co.

Alice Shure

Caroline Sicher

Dawn & Robert Spiera

David Sprouls & Kate Wood

Stark Carpet

Stefan Steil

Kathryn Steinberg

Martha Stewart

Jody Storch

Taconic Builders


Susan Waterfall

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zreik




Marie Aiello

Jerome Balest

Theresa D. Bernbach

Jeri Block & Bobby Schottenstein

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brodie

Adele Chatfield-Taylor/John Guare in honor of Deborah Nevins

Ivan Chermayeff in honor of Deborah Nevins

Birch Coffey

Daniel M. Crown

Robert Couturier

Georgina Cullman and Christopher Berry

Sam & Purva Cullman

Trip Cullman

Alison Russell Davis in honor of Ellie Cullman

Mr. and Mrs. Pierre de Vegh in honor of Patricia M. Sovern

Anne K. Duffy and John P. Duffy

Rene Estacio

Mary & John Fletcher

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forbes

Barbara & Peter Georgescu

Aileen & Peter Godsick

Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Green

Agnes Gund

Michael D. Harold

Inge Heckel

Sherry Jacobson, Gene Zuniff in honor of Ellie Cullman

Terry Kleinberg

Don Kossar

Barbara Kurtis

Amy Lau Design

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in honor of David Sprouls

Judith & David Lobel

Lucky Star

Drew McGukin

Valerie Elizabeth Mead

Pauline Metcalf

Morse Foundation in honor of Patricia M. Sovern

John Murray

George Nakashima Woodworkers in honor of Deborah Nevins

Pamela & Edward Pantzer in honor of Ellie Cullman

Liz & Jeff Peek

Mary Delaney Penick

Diana Phillips in honor of Patricia M. Sovern

Andrew and Andrea Potash

Kathy Prounis

Joelle & Jonathan Resnick

Gail Rudnick

Arthur King Satz

Andrew and Denise Saul in honor of Ellie Cullman

Annie & Tom Schulhof

Hazel & Marvin Shanken

Nancy Jean Fulop Short

William Short

Ellen Stein in honor of Ellie Cullman

David J. & Dianne B. Stern

Penny & Larry Turtel

Erin Wells

Ethel Wood

Jan & Barry Zubrow