Tisch Gala 2016

To all of our students, parents, supporters, performers, Dean's Council members, Parents' Council members, and friends who supported the 50th Anniversary Tisch Gala - THANK YOU!

The event raised more than $2,100,000 – a gala record – and the gifts continue to arrive! This vital scholarship support provides the opportunity for ALL students with the requisite talent and passion to follow their dreams to come to NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


It's Never Too Late to Make a Gift in Support of Student Scholarships! Thank you!

The Tisch Gala took place on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 


The Tisch Family
The 50th Anniversary Big Apple Award for Leadership in the Arts was accepted by
Andrew Tisch, Jonathan Tisch, and Steve Tisch


The 50th Anniversary Big Apple Alumni Award to 

Lili Cheng ’93 (ITP)
Institute of Emerging Media
Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft

Wendy Calhoun ’91 (Kanbar, Film & TV)
Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
TV Drama Writer/Producer: EmpireNashvilleJustified

Paul Tazewell ’89 (Design)
Institute of Performing Arts
Costume Designer, HamiltonTHE WIZ! Live

2016 Gala Photos

Honorary Chairs

Janice & Billy Crystal ’70 and Martin Scorsese ’64/’68/Hon. ’92 


Jonathan Cohen ’12 and Michael D. Ratner ’14

Hosted by

Alec Baldwin ’94/Hon. ’10 and Spike Lee ’82/Hon. ’98

Produced by

Amanda Lipitz ’02
Allyson Green

Directed/Co-Choreographed by

Sam Scalamoni

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Additional Credits and Donors