Adjust Text Size:change font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font size

Percent of dollars spent on our mission

PDF is committed to using your funds efficiently to support our mission. To see how funds are spent, browse our financial information.

Learn More

Press Releases

PDF Hosts Annual Gala, Bal du Printemps

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) will hold its annual Bal du Printemps Gala at The Pierre in New York City.  A major portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit PDF’s Ronald and Isobel Konecky Research Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. Rosanna Scotto, Co-Host, FOX 5’s Good Day New York, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

This year, Isobel Robins Konecky will receive the Page and William Black Humanitarian AwardKyle W. Blackmon, Vice President and Associate Broker of Brown Harris Stevens Residential, LLC, is Dinner ChairmanPage Morton Black is the Honorary ChairmanMargo Catsimatidis, Jill Taub Drury, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Karen Burke Goulandris, M.D., Ph.D., Stevi Gurkoff and Arlene Levine are the Gala Co-Chairs. 

The black tie evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 PM.  Support levels are as follows:  Tables at $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000; Tickets at $1,000.

Every year, philanthropic leaders join together at Bal du Printemps to help raise funds to support PDF’s research programs as well as to honor outstanding members of the community for their work against Parkinson’s.  This event has been cultivated over the years by Page Morton Black, Chairman of the PDF Board and wife of the late William Black, founder of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, and creator of PDF

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $90 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and has committed an additional $37 million to support education and advocacy programs. 

For Gala ticket information, contact Carla Capone at (212) 213-1166 or at

For press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates at (212) 980-1711 or at


Source Date: Feb 28 2012