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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

Thank you to everyone who joined PDF at its annual Bal du Printemps Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on May 14, 2014. Nearly 300 supporters attended the evening to benefit PDF’s research programs. Browse photos below.

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Lucien Côté, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, one of the most respected and beloved Parkinson’s doctors in the US. Dr. Côté has been involved with PDF since 1965 when he had his own laboratory in the then recently-completed Black Building, named for PDF’s founder William Black.

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.

Host Committee: Claire Berman, Suzanne Cadgene, David J. Eger, Ph.D., Lee Goldman, M.D., Kathy Greenberg, Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard, Herbert Pardes, M.D., Sandra Feagan Stern, Susan Granat Weil and Cynthia Zirinsky.

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

Event Photos: On May 14, 2014, nearly 300 supporters joined the Bal du Printemps Gala to benefit PDF’s research programs.

Photo Credits: Patrick McMullan; Janet Charles

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