An evening to celebrate and honor the

world’s most inspiring and impactful creators

Featuring a special performance by 

Grammy and Oscar-winning, multi-platinum artist

Melissa Etheridge

Monday, June 3, 2019

6:00pm – 9:30pm


Edison Ballroom

240 West 47th Street, NYC

Proceeds benefit the Lulu & Leo Fund



José Andrés, chef; author; founder, World Central Kitchen

Grimanesa Amorós, interdisciplinary artist

Michael Akin, president, LINK Strategic Partners

Jim Bell, showrunner, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Emma Bloomberg, founder and CEO, Murmuration

Aaron Dessner, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, The National

Adam Grant, organizational psychologist; Wharton professor; author*

Chad Harbach, novelist; founding editor n+1

Jason Hirschhorn, CEO and chief curator, REDEF

Richard Kessler, executive dean, College of Performing Arts at The New School

Wendy Kopp, CEO/co-founder, Teach for All; founder, Teach for America

Elizabeth Matthews, CEO, ASCAP

Jehane Noujaim, filmmaker

Emeka Okafor, NBA player

Paulina Porizkova, supermodel; writer

Jen Salke, CEO, Amazon Studios

Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook*

Martin Schoeller, photographer

Mark Suzman, chief strategy officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Kara Swisher, co-founder, Recode; NYT columnist*

Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter*


*Unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts


Lilly Alexander

Kelly Anson & Dan Riess

Rachna Bahri 

Jenna Baum

Putney Cloos & Brian Fox*

Christine & Matt Coogan

Sonali Das Theisen*

Lauren & David Farnsworth

Chad Harbach*

Katherine Hinchey

Cassandra Kelley & Bernard Gershon

Nicole & Bill Kelly

Katie Krim

Marina & Kevin Krim*

Hadley Peer Marshall & Edward Marshall

Maura Miller*

Fern & Marcus Moufarrige

Kelly Noto & Jonathan Meyers

Jordan Peer

Lori Sherman

Lindsay Tomenson* & Steve Maringer

Susan Vobejda*

Lisa Wixon

Richard Wolffe*

*Lulu & Leo Fund Board Member


All proceeds benefit the Lulu & Leo Fund, an organization dedicated to helping children and families foster creative confidence and build resilience through engagement with the 10 Principles of Creativity. Awards will be judged on the basis of these Principles: Authentic, Resourceful, Curious, Unconventional, Patient, Present, Expressive, Intuitive, Inventive and Inspired.

The Lulu & Leo Fund, an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. (EIN #46-1316048)

© 2019 Lulu & Leo Fund. The Lulu & Leo Fund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 46-1316048).