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2009 Violet Ball

Ken Langone, Martin Lipton, Laurence Fink, William Berkley, Dean Robert I Grossman
Ken Langone, Martin Lipton, Laurence Fink, William Berkley, Dean Robert I. Grossman.

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The NYU Langone Medical Center held its annual Violet Ball on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, and raised $4.5 million in unrestricted funds.  The gala at Cipriani 42nd Street was chaired by Robert I. Grossman, M.D., Dean and CEO of the Medical Center, and honored long-time supporters Susan and Martin Lipton.  Dr. Grossman also announced that a residence hall that will house 300 faculty, nurses, and physicians will be renamed in honor of the Liptons.

Martin Lipton, a founding partner of the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, is a trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center, chairman of the Board of New York University, and a trustee of NYU Law School.  Together with Susan, the Liptons have been immensely supportive of the Medical Center, and their leadership and experience are particularly valuable to an institution of such size and breadth.

Special guests in attendance included:  Fiona Druckenmiller; Lori Fink and Larry Fink, Lynda Gardner and Michael Gardner; Gideon Gil; Lori Hall and George Hall; Ruth Lapidus and Sidney Lapidus; Laurence Leeds, Jr.; Sandy Meryer and Ed Meyer; Brooke Neidich and Daniel Neidich; Debra Perelman; Linda Gosden Robinson and James Robinson; Elizabeth Rohatyn and Felix Rohaytn; Lyanne Saperstein and Michael Saperstein; Klara and Larry Silverstein; Norma and Gordon Smith; Billie Tisch; Bonnie and Daniel Tisch; Merryl and Jim Tisch; Barbara and John Vogelstein; and Anthony Welters.

Honorees Susan Lipton and Martin Lipton
Honorees Susan Lipton and Martin Lipton.

  Edward Meyer and Sandy Meyer
Edward Meyer and Sandy Meyer.

Billie Tisch and Martin Lipton
Billie Tisch and Martin Lipton.

Barbara Vogelstein and John Vogelstein
Barbara Vogelstein and John Vogelstein.

  Suzanne Murphy and Tom Murphy
Suzanne Murphy and Tom Murphy.

Robert Hochberg and Jackie Hochberg
Robert Hochberg and Jackie Hochberg.

  Laurence Fink and Lori Fink
Laurence Fink and Lori Fink.

Laurence Leeds, Pat Rosenwald and John Rosenwald
Laurence Leeds, Pat Rosenwald and John Rosenwald.

Gordon Smith and Norma Smith
Gordon Smith and Norma Smith.

  Lori Hall and George Hall
Lori Hall and George Hall.

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