2011 Awards Reception and Dinner


On November 29, 2011, Common Cause New York hosted a special evening to honor and celebrate:

 

Leo J. Hindery, Jr.

Managing partner:
InterMedia Partners

 

Recipient of the
John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented by
Geraldine Laybourne

Bill Samuels

Founder:
The New Roosevelt Foundation

 

Recipient of the
Common Cause Democracy in Action Award

Presented by
Ambassador William vanden Heuvel

 

Adelaide P. Gomer

President:
The Park Foundation

 

Recipient of the
Common Cause Civic Advocacy Award

Presented by
Thomas Van Dyke

Dylan Ratigan

host of MSNBC's
The Dylan Ratigan Show

 

Master of Ceremonies

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

Highlights from the 2011 Common Cause New York Annual Awards Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Geraldine Laybourne presents the John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award to Leo J. Hindery, Jr.

 

 

 Leo J. Hindery, Jr. acceptance speech for the John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

 Amb. William vanden Heuvel presents the Democracy in Award to Bill Samuels

 

 

 Bill Samuels acceptance speech for the Democracy in Action Award

 

 

 Thomas Van Dyke presents the Civic Advocacy Award to Adelaide P. Gomer

 

 

 Adelaide P. Gomer acceptance speech for the Civic Advocacy Award

 

 

 Dylan Ratigan's opening remarks

 

 

 Susan Rubinstein gives welcoming remarks

 

 

 

Remarks from Susan Lerner at Common Cause New York's 2011 Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob Edgar introduces Bill Moyers

 

 

 Bill Moyers gives closing remarks

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

From left to right: Master of Ceremonies Dylan Ratigan, Civic Advocacy Award Recipient Adelaide P. Gomer, Common Cause/NY Board Chair Susan Rubinstein, Presenter Amb. William vanden Heuvel, Common Cause/NY Executive Director Susan Lerner, Democracy in Action Award Recipient Bill Samuels, Presenter Geraldine Laybourne, John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Leo J. Hindery, Jr.

 

 

Presenter Geraldine Laybourne & John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Leo J. Hindery, Jr.

  

 

Presenter Thomas Van Dyke & Civic Advocacy Award Recipient Adelaide P. Gomer

 

Presenter Amb. William vanden Heuvel & Democracy in Action Award Recipient Bill Samuels

  

 

Master of Ceremonies Dylan Ratigan

 

Common Cause/NY Executive Director Susan Lerner

  

 

Common Cause/NY Board Chair Susan Rubinstein

 

Bill Moyers

  

 

Common Cause President & CEO Bob Edgar

 

Common Cause Board Member and Redistricting Committee Co-Chair

  

 

Co-Chair Dennis Mehiel, Common Cause/NY Board member & Co-Chair Sean Coffey, Democracy in Action Award Recipient Bill Samuels, Co-Chair Vin Roberti

 

Co-Chair Bernard L. Schwartz

  

 

Co-Chair Dennis Mehiel, Common Cause/NY Executive Director Susan Lerner, Democracy in Action Award Recipient Bill Samuels

 

New York State Senator Liz Krueger & Democracy in Action Award Recipient Bill Samuels

  

 

Common Cause/NY Board member Hon. Eric Gioia, Jay Halfon, & Walter Hang

 

Event Committee

 

Co-Chairs
Anne & Sean* Coffey
Adeliade P. Gomer
Robin & William* Hubbard
Anne & Vincent Mai
Dennis Mehiel
Vin Roberti
Susan* & Frederic Rubinstein
Bernard L. Schwartz


Patron
Rob Dyson
Leo J. Hindery, Jr.
Bill Samuels


Sponsor
Frances & Benjamin Benenson
Lewis B. & Louise Hirschfield Cullman
Linda & Hon. Tom Daschle
Jay Halfon
Geraldine Laybourne
Marc Nathanson
Chang Park
David Reese
Turner Foundation
Thomas Van Dyke


Host
Leo W. Gerard/United Steel Workers
Global Strategy Group
Agnes Gund
Judith & Bill Moyers/Public Affairs TV
Carolan & Peter Workman
John Zuccotti


Supporter
Barry Alperin
Bernard Ascher
Rena Bartos
Jana & Thomas Bergdall
Magda & Edward Bleier
David Bohnett
R. Thomas Buffenbarger/IAMAW
Hon. Gaston Caperton
Win & Lee Chamberlin
Ruth L. Cohen
Betsy & Alan D. Cohn
Joann Corkran
David Danovitch
Evan A. Davis*
Tommy Demaio
Robert Deutsh
Nancy Donahoe & Jon Cohen
Hon. Byron L. Dorgan
Edward Downe, Jr.
Marian Edey
Doug Forand & Elizabeth Barrett
Fox & Schuffler
Bill & Sally Frank
Anne G. Fredericks & Marc Fasteau
Hon. Eric N. Gioia*
Vartan Gregorian
Susan Halpern
Barbara & Harry P. Kamen
Ann Hess & Craig Kaplan
Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman
Jay Kaplowitz
Melvyn N. Klein
Sarah & Victor Kovner
Harvey Krueger
Jerome Kurtz
Marianne Engelman Lado*
Lorrain Laighold
Alison & John Lankenau
Katharine Legg
Mel Levine
Mark Lifflander
Cappy McGarr
Sally Minard
Susan & Joel Mindel
Eleanor Moretta*
Carol & Robert Newman
Verna & Keith Roberts
Donna & Benjamin Rosen
Rosina Rubin & Jeff Rose
Wendy & Nicolas Rubinstein
Julia & Joshua Ruch
Elaine Sargent
Chattye & Dick Sawyer
Frederick Schwarz
Gregg Schenker
Emily L. & Robert E. Smith
Suzanne Smith
David Spaulding*
Elliot Stein
Elizabeth Storer & Luther Propst
Sarah Stranahan & Henry Richardson
Betsy Taylor
David Terrio
Hon. William vanden Heuvel
Nancy L. Wender & Steven J. Rand
Alicia Wittink
Michael Zetlin


 

* Common Cause New York Board of Directors