2015 Annual Gala

The evening honors Elizabeth Sonneborn for her support of arts institutions in Albany.

Denise & Tony Gorman's home

Cocktails 6:00 P.M.
Dinner 7:00 P.M.

Cocktail attire

Hosted by Jim Kambrich

Sip cocktails on the lawn, enjoy entertainment, and share a seat under the tent for a lovely dinner catered by Franklin Hospitality/Michael's Catering.

Please note: The Blemont Stakes will be broadcast during the event. The race is scheduled to start at approximately 6:32pm.

Tickets start at $225 and proceeds benefit the exhibitions and programs of the Albany Institute. Please call Briana at 463-4478 ext. 412 to join us or to make a donation in Betty's honor.

Gala Committee

Honorary Chairs: Denise & Tony Gorman

Laurie Baldwin, Deborah Bennett, Frances Chiaretta-Smith, Denise Crisafulli, Beth Desmond, Sarah Elmendorf DiStefano, Barbara Featherstonhaugh, Barbara Hoehn, Kimberly Sanger Jones, Jill Leonard, Jean Lewis Maloy, Jennifer Oberting, Morgan White Whalen, Karen Writer

Gala History

The Albany Institute of History & Art’s Gala is one of the most prestigious events in the Capital Region, attracting more than 350 individuals from our business, social and philanthropic community.

The Gala provides the financial foundation for the Albany Institute, an organization that has served the Capital Region community since it was founded in 1791. The Institute is one of the oldest museums in the country, and remains committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley.

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