New York Gold Medal Gala

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019 

Cocktail Attire 
6 pm - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction 
6 pm - 7 pm - Exclusive Athlete Reception 
7:30 pm - Dinner, Live Auction and Program including preformances by the Flying Ace All Stars and South Korean Talent!  

To register and purchase tickets to the New York Gold Gala click here. For additional information contact Jacquelyn Luedtke at or 435.714.0956. 


Event Sponsor Levels

Gold Sponsor:  $50,000
Tax deductible amount: $47,000*
-One table, located in premier seating area (each table accomodates 10 guests and one athlete)
-Seating with your choice of an elite athlete (athletes as available, to be announced) 
-Recognition during event program, event website and commemorative program (full page, full color ad)

Silver Sponsor:  $25,000
Tax deductible amount: $22,000*
-One table for 10 guests 
-10 event tickets  
-Six tickets to the Exclusive Athlete Reception 
-Opportunity to purchase additional Exclusive Athlete Reception for $250 each (limited avaliability)
-Seating with an elite athlete (if available)
-Recognition during event program, event website and commemorative program (1/2 pages, full color ad) 

Bronze Sponsor:   $15,000
Tax deductible amount: $12,000*
-One table for 10 guests 
-Two tickets to the Exclusive Athlete Reception 
-Recognition during event program and on the event website 
-Opportunity to purchase additional Exclusive Athlete Reception for $250 each (limited avaliability) 

Individual Sponsor:  $1,500
Tax deductible amount: $1,200*
-One event ticket
-Limit of four tickets per purchaser

Exclusive Athlete Reception:  $750
Tax deductible amount: $600
-Dinner is not included 
-Limit of four tickets per purchaser

Raffle Ticket: $250
-For a chance to win a Gold Pass
-The Gold Pass represents the ultimate season lift ticket with access to over 250 resorts across the country

*All contribution in excess of this evening's dinner and entertainment price ($300 per person) are tax deductible as a gift to a charitable organization (tax ID#84-6030639) 

Questions? Please contact Jacquelyn Luedtke at or 435.714.0956 


Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous 2017 event sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Gabrielle and Louis Bacon | Bloomberg Philanthropies | Citi | Henry Kravis |
Robin and Brian Leach | Susan and Dexter Paine III | Wendy and Paul Raether |

Silver Sponsors
Gabrielle and Louis Bacon | Burke Mountain Academy | Andrew Cader | Crestview Partners  |
Deloitte | Goldman, Sachs & Co. | Joan and David Henle | Ali and Peter Jennison | Powdr Corp. |
Marc Rowan/Apollo | Susan and David Saunders | Sound Shore Management (Harry Burn) | 
Karen and Dave Thomas | Marree and John Townsend |
Susan Sofronas Tutino and Rich Tutino, Jr. | Dani and Ted Virtue |

Bronze Sponsors
Jeffy and Jim Benedict | Cynthia G. Biondi | Marian and Greg Boester | Libby and David Bohonnon |
Jeff Boyd |  Ursula Damani and Friends | Geller & Company |
Amy and John Griffin Foundation | Wyc Grousbeck | Fred Harman
John D. Picotte Family Foundation | Karen and John Kemmerer III and KPG Capital Partners |
Alexa and Fernando Maddock | Milbank Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP |  Morgan Stanley | NBC Universal |
National Winter Sports Education Foundation | Newell Brands | John de Neufville |
Oak Investment Partners | Perella Weinberg Partners | Thom Weisel and Stifel |
Alice A. Ruth and Ron Alvarez | Kathryn and Bill Tyree | Stephen Winn |
Andy Wirth | Martha and Brian Zipp |


Event Committee

Event Co-Chairs – Dani Virtue* | Donna Corbat

Event Committee – Kevin Arquit* | Louis Bacon* | Mark & Kristen Begor | Jim Benedict* | Greg Boester* | Libby Bohonnon | Michael C. Brooks* | Andrew Cader* | Michael Corbet* | Bob & Leslie Dahl | Ursula Damani | Mark Dowley* | Wes Edens* | Pam Fletcher | Ken Graham* | David Henle* | Ali Jennison | Tom Karam* | Kirk Kellogg* | Chip LaCasse | Brian Leach* | Alexa Maddock | Dan Och* | Dexter Paine III* | Andy Paul* | Paul Raether* | Tiger Shaw | John Townsend III* | Rich Tutino, Jr.* | William B. Tyree | Howard & Caryn Unger |
Ted Virtue | Brian Zipp |

*Trustee, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation



For photos from the 2016 event click here.



U.S Ski & Snowboard has a proud tradition of being supported by funding from generous Americans like YOU!

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 and proceeds from the New York Gold Medal Gala will support athletes in all disciplines of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, the only teams on the international circuit that receive no federal funding. More specifically, 100% of the monies raised will help fund year-round athlete training, competition, development and educational needs in the crucial years leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to the core values of team, loyalty, integrity, respect, perseverance and accountability. No athlete becomes an Olympian on their own! It requires a network of dedicated coaches, teammates and supporters. 

Developed to prepare U.S. athletes for national and international competition, U.S. Ski & Snowboard provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. Over the course of an athlete's career, U.S. Ski & Snowboard can provide up to $2 million of support through travel, coaching staff, sports science and medicine, education and rehabilitation.  This extraordinary tradition is shared with few countries in the world. We have created programs to match donations of all sizes. Just like every second, every step, and every shot counts in the Olympics, So does every contribution to our team. Thank you!