The eleventh annual
Edmund Burke Award
for Service to Culture and Society
Ronald S. Lauder
May 2, 2024 | 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Club, New York
Mr. Lauder will deliver remarks.
For questions, please contact Isaac Sligh:
Ronald S. Lauder is a leading philanthropist, art connoisseur, and businessman. His tireless efforts—as the leader of the World Jewish Congress for almost two decades, as a campaigner against anti-Jewish hate via his Anti-Semitism Accountability Project (ASAP), and as an outspoken supporter of Israel in the public sphere—have immeasurably advanced the cultural understanding of Jews and gentiles around the world.
In addition, here in New York, Ronald has done much to enhance the cultural life of his fellow citizens, from leading a successful campaign to impose term limits on elected officials in the New York City Council to underwriting the judicial challenge to stop the gerrymandering of the state’s congressional districts.
Finally, in 2001, fired by his lifelong passion for the work of Klimt, Schiele, and the German Expressionists, Ronald founded the Neue Galerie, a world-class museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art. The Neue Galerie has been a glorious addition to New York’s Museum Mile while also championing cultural restitution from the Second World War, most famously Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, a painting now at the heart of Neue’s permanent collection and the subject of the 2015 film Woman in Gold.