The Iris Foundation Awards: The Online Edition will take place on
April 28, 2021.


Join Us!
The 24th Annual Iris Foundation Awards
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
The program will start at 7 p.m.
Link will be sent separately.


Bard Graduate Center Founder and Director Susan Weber created the Iris Foundation Awards in 1997 to recognize scholars, patrons, and professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the study and appreciation of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

On April 28, 2021, we proudly honor:

Dr. Stephen K. Scher, Outstanding Patron
David Revere McFadden, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
Sanchita Balachandran, Outstanding Mid-Career Scholar
Cristina Grajales, Outstanding Dealer

Proceeds benefit the Bard Graduate Center Scholarship Fund.


For tables of 10: $5,000/$10,000/$25,000, please call
Minna Lee at 212.501.3038.
(Tax-deductible amounts vary based on benefits.)

Individual Tickets: $1,250/$750/$500
(Tax-deductible amounts vary based on benefits.)


Unable to attend? Please consider making a fully tax-deductible contribution.

Sponsor Benefits

IRIS SPONSOR BENEFITS:

Champion–$25,000

  • A “virtual” table for up to 20 guests

  • Premier gift box delivered to your home in advance of the event

  • Opportunity to send premier gift boxes to up to 10 households

  • A private tour of the Majolica Mania exhibition and champagne reception for 20 guests

  • Prominent listing in the printed and online invitations, event webpage, and online presentation

  • A full-page acknowledgement in the printed event journal sent to all registered attendees

  • A copy BGC’s anniversary publication BGC@25 or the three-volume Majolica Mania catalog

  • A BGC tote bag

[Goods and services = $2500]


Benefactor–$10,000

  • A “virtual” table for up to 10 guests

  • Gift box delivered to your home in advance of the event

  • Opportunity to send gift boxes to up to five households

  • A private tour of the Majolica Mania exhibition and champagne reception for 10 guests

  • Listing in the printed and online invitations, event webpage, and online presentation

  • Acknowledgement in the printed event journal sent to all registered attendees

  • A copy of BGC’s anniversary publication BGC@25 or the three-volume Majolica Mania catalog

  • A BGC tote bag

[Goods and services = $1000]


Patron–$5000

  • A “virtual” table for 10 guests

  • Gift box delivered to your home in advance of the event

  • A private tour of the Majolica Mania exhibition with reception for 10 guests.

  • Listing in the printed and online invitations, event webpage, and online presentation

  • A half-page acknowledgement in the printed event journal sent to all registered attendees

  • A copy BGC’s anniversary publication BGC@25 or the Majolica Mania Highlights catalog

  • A BGC tote bag

[Goods and services = $500]

Ticket Purchase Benefits

IRIS TICKET PURCHASE:

Patron Ticket(s) —$1250
  • One “ticket” to the 24th Annual Iris Awards
  • Invitations for four to VIP openings and events
  • Acknowledgement in the event journal sent to all registered attendees
  • A copy of BGC’s anniversary publication BGC@25
  • A BGC tote bag
[Goods and services = $125]

Supporter Ticket(s) —$750
  • One “ticket” to gain access to the 24th Annual Iris Awards
  • Invitations for two to VIP openings and events
  • Acknowledgement in the event journal sent to all registered attendees
  • A copy of BGC’s anniversary publication BGC@25
  • A BGC tote bag
[Goods and services = $75]

Donor Ticket(s) —$500
  • One “ticket” to gain access to the 24th Annual Iris Awards
  • Acknowledgement in the event journal sent to all registered attendees
  • A copy of BGC’s anniversary publication BGC@25
[Goods and services = $50]