Monday November 19th, 2012
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Aptly named “Turning Lupus Research Upside Down,” this year’s black tie “Life Without Lupus Gala 2012” celebrates the novel and innovative science that is turning the tables on lupus.
Board member Fern Tessler and her husband Lenard will be honored for their outstanding leadership in advancing innovative lupus research! And while the November 19 Gala kicks off the holiday season, guests will be swaying to Gershwin’s classic ‘Summertime’ when five-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald takes the stage. A star of television, movies and the theatre, Audra was just recognized as 2012 Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Porgy and Bess.
Over 600 guests are expected to enjoy a full program and sumptuous dinner served by Caterer Restaurant Associates, the official caterer for the Museum. A live auction will allow participants to support specific patient programs or a particular piece of cutting-edge research at many of the most renowned institutions in the world.
Cocktails, Formal Program/Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
Honorary Gala Chair:
The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg
Willie Geist, Co-Host MSNBC Morning Joe
Our Favored Friend
Jessye Norman, Renowned opera singer
Individual Tickets Start at: $1,200
Advertisements in event journal range from $500.00 to $5,500; Journal page at $2,500 and above include a commensurate number of Gala tickets
Table for 10 and Journal recognition at varying levels: Benefactor: $10,000; Pacesetter: $15,000; Advancement Society: $25,000; Leadership Society: $50,000; Founders Circle $100,000+
About S.L.E. Lupus Foundation:
The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is the country’s preeminent organization delivering direct patient services, public education and novel research at a national level. Founded 40 years ago in New York City by lupus patients and their families as the first nonprofit to serve the lupus community, it remains the cornerstone of comprehensive care in all five boroughs in the continuous battle for a Life Without Lupus.