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 recognizes 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.
December 16, 2020 Virtual Platform
On December 16, The ABNY Foundation hosted its annual Spirit of ABNY Awards to celebrate civic leaders and partners who are tireless advocates for the City of New York as well as those who worked to ensure a fair and accurate Census count despite unprecedented challenges: New York State Attorney General Letitia James; Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice; and Carl Weisbrod, Senior Advisor, HR&A Advisors.
The ABNY Foundation also recognized New Yorkers who fearlessly served the city during the peak and in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic: Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian and Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers. Lastly, Robert Lehrman was awarded the ABNY Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to ABNY Inc. and The ABNY Foundation during his many years of service as Audit & Finance Committee Chair.
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