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Bal du Printemps Gala to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

May 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) will hold its annual Bal du Printemps Gala at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. Willie Geist, co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Proceeds from this event will benefit PDF’s research programs. 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 to end Parkinson’s disease.

The evening will honor top-performing PDF Champions, whose efforts as volunteer fundraisers have helped the program to raise $2.5 million. Jill Taub Drury, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Karen Burke Goulandris, M.D., Ph.D., Isobel Robins Konecky and Arlene Levine are the Gala Co-Chairs.

The 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 and $12,500; Tickets at $2,500, $1,250 or $350 (under age 40).

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports the research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. Founded in 1957 by William Black, creator of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease. His widow Page Morton Black served as PDF’s Chairman for more than 20 years. Since its founding, PDF has invested nearly $110 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and has committed an additional $47 million to support education and advocacy programs.

For ticket information, please call (800) 457-6676 or visit www.pdf.org/gala.

For press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates at (212) 980-1711 or at info@mitchellmanning.com.


May 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Metropolitan Club
One East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1178 United States


Parkinson’s Disease Foundation