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Artwork courtesy of Joan Waters, member of PDF’s Creativity & Parkinson’s Project

Sponsor Levels

Individual Ticket(s):

$350 (Under age 40)


Researcher Sponsor: $100,000- Premium table of 10 with ringside seating at the gala dinner, two tickets to Celebrate Spring, an annual benefit organized by the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, acknowledgement on PDF website with link to sponsor’s corporate website, signage recognition with logo at gala dinner, recognition from the podium during the dinner program, logo recognition at the dinner, full screen most frequently shown ad in on-screen dinner journal, mention in all press materials.


Advocate Sponsor: $50,000- Table of 10 with ringside seating, recognition and full screen prime ad in on-screen dinner journal.


Educator Sponsor: $25,000- Table of 10 with priority seating, recognition and full screen prominent ad in on-screen dinner journal. 


Tulip Sponsor: $12,500- Table of 10 and recognition at the dinner. 


Annual Gala - Bal du Printemps

Thank you to everyone who joined PDF at its annual Bal du Printemps Gala at The Metropolitan Club in New York City on May 19, 2015. One hundred and seventy-five supporters attended the evening raising $460,000 to benefit PDF’s research programs. Browse photos below.

Event Photos:

Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan

Honorees: The Platinum Society, generous PDF donors whose lifetime contributions exceed $250,000.

Master of Ceremonies: Willie Geist, Co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” and Co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Co-Chairs: Jill Taub Drury, Judith Egbert, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Karen Burke Goulandris, M.D., Ph.D., Isobel Robins Konecky and Arlene Levine.

Tickets and Sponsorship: Browse sponsorship opportunities which appear at right. Find details on advertising opportunities in our journal by downloading our guide here

Proceeds: Proceeds benefit the research programs of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. 

Event History:  Bal du Printemps celebrates the community leaders who advance Parkinson’s science and the philanthropic leaders who make these advances possible with their generous financial support. PDF’s annual gala was cultivated through the years by the late Page Morton Black, Chairman Emeritus of the PDF Board of Directors.

At the dinner, PDF recognizes and honors outstanding figures in the Parkinson’s community. 

Past recipients of Awards include:

  • Lucien Côté, M.D. – 2014
  • Arlene and Jerome Levine and Family – 2013
  • Isobel Robins Konecky and Family – 2012
  • Herbert Pardes, M.D. – 2011
  • Margo and John Catsimatidis and Family – 2010
  • Robert Benjamin and The Light of Day Foundation – 2010
  • Evan and Sandra Stern and Family – 2009
  • Mel and Carol Taub and Family – 2008
  • Sol and Lillian Goldman and Family – 2007
  • Stanley Fahn, M.D. – 2006
  • Page Morton Black – 2005
  • Lucien Côté, M.D. – 2005
  • Alan and Kathy Greenberg – 2004
  • John K. Castle – 2003
  • Gerald D. Fishbach, M.D. – 2003
  • Herbert Pardes, M.D. – 2003
  • Paul Greengard, Ph.D. and Avid Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D. – 2002
  • Lillian Goldman – 2002
  • Eric R. Kandel, M.D. – 2001

View Past Event Photos