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.
May 9, 2022 The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
In 2022, we were able to gather in person again at the Rainbow Room to hear from New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell. We also celebrated the 50th anniversary of ABNY and properly recognized our 2021 honorees who played pivotal roles in shaping the organization: former Executive Directors Mary Holloway, Michelle Adams, Jen Hensley, and Angela Pinsky; and former Chairs Lew Rudin and Bill Rudin. City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez was awarded the Lew Rudin Founder’s Award for his commitment to making New York City a better place to live, work, and visit for all. Lastly, Tonio Burgos was awarded the David N. Dinkins Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication to The ABNY Foundation throughout the years.
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December 15, 2021 Virtual
December 16, 2020 Virtual
May 6, 2019 The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
April 23, 2018 The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
April 24, 2017 The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
May 2, 2016 The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
April 30, 2015 Bill's Bar and Burger Rockefeller Center