Seven-time Emmy award-winning documentary scriptwriter, author and historian Geoffrey Ward will receive The DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence — Green-Wood’s highest honor — at the ninth annual fundraising gala taking place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn. Mr. Ward, alongside his collaborator Ken Burns, is responsible for some of the most iconic and memorable historic documentaries of all time. Among them: The Civil War; Baseball; Prohibition; The Statue of Liberty; The War; the list is seemingly endless.
The evening will feature cocktails alfresco followed by a seated dinner in one of the city’s most historic natural landscapes. The event will offer an auction of unique items and experiences, each with a special tie to Green-Wood and its history. All proceeds will support the Green-Wood Historic Fund and its many programs including restoration of the landmarked Weir Greenhouse, trolley and walking tours, educational programs, concerts and outdoor theater.
A good friend to Green-Wood, Ward has taken the telling of history to a new level. Included among the seventeen books he has authored is the critically acclaimed tome, A Disposition to Be Rich: Ferdinand Ward, the Greatest Swindler of the Gilded Age, about his own scandalous great grandfather who lies in permanent rest at Green-Wood.
Attire is business casual and guests should enter at Green-Wood’s main gate at 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. For information about the event, visit www.green-wood.com/benefit. The deadline is September 9, 2016.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Dinner and award presentation
The Green-Wood Historic Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.
• Individual Ticket @ $250: Select seating for one.
• Supporter Ticket @ $500: Choice seating for two.
• Friend Ticket @ $1,000: Choice seating for you and up to three guests.
• Sponsor @ $2,500: Preferred seating for you and up to five guests.
• Patron @ $5,000: One premium table for you and up to nine guests.
• Benefactor @ $10,000: Two premium tables for you and your guests.
• Founders Circle @ $25,000: Five premium tables for you and your guests.
• DeWitt Clinton Sponsor @ $50,000: Ten premium tables for you and your guests.