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Sponsor Levels

Individual Ticket(s):

Associate (Under age 40)$350

Underwriter Sponsor: $100,000- Premium table of 12 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, recognition as Underwriting Sponsor in Gala Journal, photo Recognition in Gala Journal, back cover ad and double page ad spread in Gala Journal, mention in all press materials.

Platinum Table: $50,000- Table of 10 with ringside seating, recognition and 2-color page ad in the Gala Journal. 

Benefactor Table: $25,000- Table of 10 with priority seating, recognition and blue and white page ad in the Gala Journal. 

Patron Table: $15,000- Table of 10 and recognition in the Gala Journal.

Friend Table: $12,500- Table of 10 and recognition in the Gala Journal. 


Annual Gala - Bal du Printemps

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation and its Co-Chairs invite you to:

Bal du Printemps Gala
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner & Dancing

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Lucien Côté, M.D.

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

Co-Chairs: Margo Catsimatidis, Jill Taub Drury, Cornelia Foss, 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 and purchase tickets here. 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 Photos: On May 16, 2013, more than 300 supporters joined the Bal du Printemps Gala, raising $675,000 to benefit PDF’s research programs. Browse photos below.


Event History:  Bal du Printemps has been cultivated over the years by Page Morton Black, Chairman Emeritus of the PDF Board of Directors and wife of the late William Black, founder of PDF.  The spirit of the evening is to celebrate the community leaders who advance Parkinson’s science, and the philanthropic leaders who make these advances possible with their generous financial support.  Past attendees have included Madonna, Muhammad Ali, Frank and Kathy Lee Gifford and Lynn Redgrave. 

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

Past recipients of Awards include:

  • Arlene and Jerome Levine – 2013
  • Isobel Robins Konecky – 2012
  • Herbert Pardes, M.D., President and CEO of New York Presbyterian Hospital – 2011
  • Margo and John Catsimatidis and Family – 2010
  • The Light of Day Foundation and Founder, Robert Benjamin – 2010
  • Evan and Sandra Stern and Family – 2009
  • The Mel and Carol Taub Family, medical philanthropists, Mel serves on board of directors of PDF – 2008
  • The Sol and Lillian Goldman Family, philanthropists – 2007
  • Dr. Stanley Fahn, Scientific Director of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation – 2006
  • Page Morton Black, Chairman of the PDF Board of Directors – 2005
  • Alan and Kathy Greenberg, philanthropists – 2004
  • John K. Castle, Chairman and CEO, Castle Harlan, Inc. – 2003
  • Gerald D. Fishbach, M.D., Dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University – 2003
  • Herbert Pardes, M.D., President and CEO, New York Presbyterian Hospital – 2003
  • Paul Greengard, Ph.D. and Avid Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., co-recipients of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine – 2002
  • Lillian Goldman, humanitarian and philanthropist – 2002
  • Eric R. Kandel, M.D., co-recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine – 2001

View 2011 Event Photos