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The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Honored Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies,with The 2019 Women’s Leadership Award on its Annual Fashion Benefit Gala…..!
NEW YORK,NY(SMI-FASHION,11.18.19)-The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts celebrated today its annual Lincoln Center Corporate Fund fundraising gala, honoring The Estée Lauder Companies Chairman Emeritus, Leonard A. Lauder, with the women’s Leadership Award at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.
he Lincoln Center Corporate Fund’s annual Fashion Gala is a star-studded evening celebrating legendary figures in beauty, fashion and the arts. All proceeds from the Fashion Gala benefit the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, the sole entity on the Lincoln Center campus that raises unrestricted funds that are dispersed to ten performing arts organizations across the campus.he Lincoln Center Corporate Fund will present its Women’s Leadership Award to Leonard A. Lauder for his lifelong dedication to supporting women and his commitment to public and philanthropic service. The evening will begin with a champagne reception, followed by an on-stage conversation between Mr. Lauder andTom Ford—fashion designer, film director and Chairman of the Board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This will be followed by a performance byAcademy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson on the Adrienne Arsht Stage. The evening will conclude with a seated dinner in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund presented its 2019 Women’s Leadership Award to Leonard A. Lauder for his lifelong dedication to supporting women and his commitment to public and philanthropic service. The evening began with a champagne reception, followed by an on-stage conversation between Mr. Lauder andTom Ford—fashion designer, film director and Chairman of the Board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This was followed by a performance byAcademy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson on the Adrienne Arsht Stage. The evening concluded with a seated dinner in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
The attendees included:Harper’s BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey and Tommy Hilfiger, who is also a dinner co-chair with his wifeDee. Guests expected to attend include Elizabeth Hurley, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda, Aerin Lauder, Jane Lauder, Danielle Lauder, Fabrizio Freda, John Demsey, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Sara Moss, Tracey T. Travis and dinner co-chairs Christina and Robert C. Baker, Anne and Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, Kenneth C. Griffin, Judy Glickman Lauder, Laura and Gary Lauder, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, William P. Lauder, and Lori Kanter Tritsch...
About the Honoree
Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and is currently the senior member of its Board of Directors. Founded in 1946, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of prestige skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products, with annual sales of over $13 billion. It has more than 25 brands, and its products are sold in over 150 countries and territories.
Mr. Lauder currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was a trustee from 1977 to 2011. He has been one of the museum’s most significant benefactors, giving a milestone gift of $131 million in 2008 to the museum’s endowment. In addition, he helped the Whitney acquire 948 works of art, 760 of which he gifted personally; another 188 pieces were brought in with the assistance of acquisition committees and other generous collectors.
In 2013, Mr. Lauder pledged his collection of 78 Cubist paintings, drawings, and sculptures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has since added five major works to that promised gift. In concert with the donation of his Cubist collection, he helped establish the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, the first such center dedicated exclusively to modern art within an encyclopedic museum. The Center supports a robust program of fellowships, focused exhibitions, and public lectures.
Mr. Lauder is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and the Honorary Chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and is a major supporter of the University of Pennsylvania, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Among Mr. Lauder’s honors are the Légion d’Honneur, the “Lone Sailor” Award given by the United States Navy Supply Corps Foundation, and the Palazzo Strozzi Renaissance Man of the Year Award. In 1983–1987, he served on the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations to President Reagan.
The Lauder Family received the esteemed 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of its long-standing commitment to philanthropy and public service. And in 2014, Mr. Lauder was named a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Mr. Lauder was married to Evelyn H. Lauder (Founder, Breast Cancer Research Foundation) from 1959 until she passed away in 2011. They had two sons together, William (Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies) and Gary (Managing Partner, Lauder Partners LLC), and five grandchildren.
On January 1, 2015, Mr. Lauder married Judy Glickman Lauder, a philanthropist and internationally recognized photographer whose work is represented in more than 300 public and private collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the United States Holocaust Museum.
Mr. Lauder and Ms. Glickman Lauder received the Gordon Parks Patron of the Arts Award in 2016.