Legacies: A Celebration Across Generations

The Lifeforce in Later Years (LiLY) Legacies Gala celebrates the connections between generations and features the LiLY Legacies Award – an honor given to individuals who have made a profound impact on our culture. Today’s generations reap the benefits of the endless contributions to their lives made by the oldest of us. Our elders taught us to use a fork and knife, play piano, speak a language, and of course the core values that shape “humanity.”  We recognize that each and every elder offers our culture their legacy; and it is these legacies combined that secure the continuation of civilization…and hopefully improve upon it.

May 1, 2017 LiLY Legacies Gala Program

Legacies Gala guests will enjoy a heartwarming and inspired night under the stunning rotunda of Low Library at Columbia University.

Dr. Herbert Pardes (2016 LiLY Legacies Honoree) will speak and Francisco J. Núñez will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Event highlights:

Reception: 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Followed by formal dinner.

Silent Auction

Live Performances featuring the unrivaled folk singer and activist, Peter Yarrow.

Presentation of LiLY Legacies Awards honoring Dr. George S. Alexopoulos, Founder & Director of Weill Cornell Geriatric Psychiatry Institute and Deborah McManus, SoHarmoniums Founder and philanthropist.

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    Norm Lewis Emcee, 2018
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    Gabriella Cook and Bobby White, 2018 Gala Performance
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    Dr. Craig Smith, 2018 LiLY Legacies Leadership Award Honoree
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    John Rowe (l) and Gala Attendees, 2018
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    Dr. Herbert Pardes Inspire Award Recipient, Dr. Linda Fried and Andrew Jenkins, LiLY Board President (2018)
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    Bernard Dove, Irene Zola, Norm Lewis, Quinn Lemley, 2018
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    Maria Bartiromo Television journalist, magazine columnist, and author introduces Dr. Pardes, 2016
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    Peter Yarrow Performance, 2017
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    Toasting to the Night, 2017
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    Peter Yarrow and Irene Filo, 2017
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    Dr. Herbert Pardes, 2018 LiLY Legacies Awards
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    Marc Freedman with Silent Auction Win (2018)
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    Dr. Herbert Pardes and Brian Lehrer, 2016
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    Low Memorial Library at Columbia University 2018, 2017 & 2016 Event Venue
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    Dick Cavett, 2015
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    S. Epatha Merkerson and Whoopi Goldberg, 2014
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    Phyllicia Rashad, Geoffrey Holder, Nancy Perry Graham, Irene Zola, 2013
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    Arthur McGee is presented with the Legacies 2010 Award by Cicely Tyson.