Spirit of ABNY

The ABNY Foundation created the Spirit of ABNY Awards in 2007 to raise funds while honoring select New Yorkers who have provided a distinguished level of service to our great city.

In addition, the foundation will recognize the civic achievements of one individual each year by presenting them with the Lew Rudin Founder’s Award, in memory of ABNY’s first chairman.The ABNY Foundation's Spirit of ABNY Awards funds social, educational, and civic initiatives that enhance the quality of life in the five boroughs of New York City.


Past Events

Spirit of ABNY Awards 2016

May 2, 2016 | The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

The ABNY Foundation welcomed hundreds of distinguished guests, made up of ABNY members and City representatives, on Monday, May 2, 2016, at its tenth annual Spirit of ABNY Awards cocktail reception at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. This year, the ABNY Foundation honored the commitment of several leaders and organizations who are creating a brighter future for New York City.  

The honorees included: The New York City Fire Department (Accepted by FDNY Foundation Board Members: Fire Commissioners Daniel Nigro & Sal Cassano), The Archdiocese of New York (Accepted by his eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan), and the Lew Rudin Founder’s Award recipient Governor Mario M. Cuomo (Accepted by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo). 


Spirit of ABNY Awards 2015

April 30, 2015 | Bill’s Bar and Burger Rockefeller Center



2014 Spirit of ABNY Awards

May 22, 2014 | Bill's Bar and Burger Rockefeller Center