Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala

This year, SIPA is hosting its Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

SIPA's Global Leadership Awards honor individuals who have made innovative or extraordinary contributions to the global public good. Honorees exemplify the values and qualities that SIPA strives to instill in our students, and all proceeds raised provide fellowship support for the next generation of global citizens and public policy leaders.

As the world's most global public policy school, our mission is both ambitious and relevant: to serve the public interest by educating students to lead by producing new knowledge and solutions on the critical public policy challenges facing our global community.

SIPA boasts a student body that is nearly 55 percent international and an alumni network of nearly 22,000 graduates in 162 countries.


Leymah R. Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

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Muhtar Kent

Chairman and Former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

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Jim Yong Kim

Former President of World Bank Group

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Past Honorees

Past Honorees


Tickets & Tables and Honorary Committee

To RSVP for the Gala, please see more information below for tickets and tables. Tickets may be purchased online below or over the phone. Tables may be purchased by check or by credit card over the phone. SIPA alumni and friends who purchase a table will become part of the 2019 Gala Honorary Committee to receive exclusive benefits. 

For more information, please contact Emily Keneston at 212-851-9802 or

$100,000 and Above
Premium seating for 20 guests

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$50,000 - $99,999
Premium seating for 10 guests

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$25,000 - $49,999
Prime seating for 10 guests

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$15,000 - $24,999
Priority seating for 10 guests

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Individual Ticket
Seating for 1 guest

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Recent Alumni Tickets
$500 (2009-2019 only)
Seating for 1 recent alum 

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Please consider a donation if you are unable to attend the Gala.



SIPA Office of Alumni and Development

For more information please contact: 
Emily Keneston | 212-851-9802 |  Email: