Upcoming Spring Gala 2019


Purchase tickets now for the American-Scandinavian Foundation 2019 Spring Gala! This year’s event will take place on Thursday, May 30 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. This elegant black-tie event each year attracts an international guest list and stands out as a unique celebration of the ASF mission and history.




(Gala 2018—Photo by Christine Butler/ASF)

This year, the ASF Gold Medal, which recognizes persons or institutions for outstanding achievement in the promotion of the objectives of the Foundation, will be awarded to internationally renowned actress, director, writer, and humanitarian Liv Ullmann, who has served as an Executive Trustee of the American-Scandinavian Foundation since 2006. The ASF Award for Distinguished Public Service, which recognizes individuals or organizations whose leadership in public or humanitarian service has furthered understanding between the U.S. and the Nordic countries, goes to Hon. Edward E. Elson, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark from 1993-98. He was elected an ASF Executive Trustee in 1998, serving as ASF Vice Chairman for Denmark and a member of the Executive Committee from 2001-17.