NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit

NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit is a vibrant celebration of the arts and an acknowledgment of both the remarkable artists we serve and the incredible patrons who support our mission.

Established in 2011 as NYFA’s most significant fundraiser, this benefit offers an enchanting evening featuring a banquet dinner, an awards ceremony recognizing luminaries in visual, literary, and performing arts; a silent auction filled with unique artistic treasures; and an energetic paddle raise to support NYFA’s diverse programs.

It’s an opportunity to come together for a night of joy and celebration, honoring those who have made profound impacts in the arts and those who sustain artistic vision with unwavering integrity.

This celebration is a tribute to the spirit of creativity and dedication that embodies NYFA’s mission.


Details to be announced in Fall 2024.


The 2024 Hall of Fame Benefit took place on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Gotham Hall in Manhattan.

Nina Yankowitz, Visual Art | NYFA CAPS Fellow in Visual Art 1976
Donna Uchizono, Choreography | NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2019
Rockefeller Capital Management, Patron of the Arts

6:30 PM Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction
7:30 PM Dinner and Honors
9:00 PM Dessert

Attire: Festive

Special Limited Edition Print: Nina Yankowitz


Browse and bid on an array of artworks by NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows, participants of NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring program participants, Fiscal Sponsorship project directors, and dedicated members of our creative community.

Featuring 76 remarkable auction items spanning paintings, fiberworks, photography, immersive experiences, and more, there’s bound to be something that resonates with your artistic sensibilities.

The auction presents a unique opportunity for you to enrich your art collection while championing NYFA’s mission to empower artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines!

View Our 2024 Auction


Sarah Young O’Donnell
Lesley-Anne Gliedman

Host Committee
Federico Acuna
Joe Baker
Pamela Bell and Carlos Cardon Carlo
Kate Bellin 
Caroline Black
Myrna Chao
Alexandra Chasin
Chris Donini and Alyson Goldstein
Michael and Victoria Findlay
Eric Firestone Gallery
Elizabeth Frentz
Nina Greenberg
Jillian C. Griffiths
Agnes Gund
Janice P. Haggerty
Grace Angela Henry
Mary Lang
Seth Levin
Lynda Logan
Earle I. Mack
George and Lois Meng
Leni and David Moore
Kathleen O’Grady
David and Susan Rockefeller
Jack Rosenberg
Whitney Stevens
Justin Tobin
Elizabeth von Habsburg

Benefit Planning Committee
Judith K. Brodsky
Liz Christensen
Marc J. Jason
J. Wesley McDade

Artist Committee
James Casebere
Misty Copeland
Marylyn Dintenfass
Denyce Graves 
Eunbi Kim
Min Jin Lee
Jennifer Wen Ma
Mira Nair
JT Rogers
Christopher Rudd
Isabel Sandoval
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Michèle Stephenson
Carmelita Tropicana
Luis Valderas


Founded in 1971, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is dedicated to empowering the creative community by providing critical support, resources, and opportunities through four key programs: Learning, Awards and Grants, Fiscal Sponsorship, and Online Resources. NYFA upholds the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) as core to its mission. The organization is steadfast in its commitment to ensuring individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines have access to the necessary resources for their artistic and professional growth. NYFA envisions a world where being an artist or cultural worker is economically sustainable, valued, and celebrated.

For more information on NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit, please contact the Development Department at [email protected] or 212.366.6900 ext. 240.

Image: NYFA’s 2024 Hall of Fame Benefit, Photo Credit: Clint Spaulding