Spring Gala 2020



ASF’s Annual Spring Gala has been postponed from its original date of April 24, 2020, due to current guidelines limiting large gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It will now take place in the fall; the date will be announced when scheduling is finalized.


All of us at ASF are deeply grateful to the Trustees, Members, and friends who have already supported the Gala. All purchased tickets will be honored at the new date. We hope for safety and security for all of our friends and members at this difficult time; your ongoing support and understanding means the world to ASF and Scandinavia House. We will continue to update you with news in the weeks ahead. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at dev@amscan.org.




At this year’s special event, the Gala will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Scandinavia House, as well as the visionaries who were instrumental in having it built.


The evening will also feature the presentation of the Niels Poulson Award to ASF Trustee, Lena Biörck Kaplan, in recognition of her outstanding dedication and service to the Foundation, as well as her initiation of the Scandinavia House project when she served as President from 1989-1996. In addition, the ASF Cultural Award will be presented to the celebrated architect James Stewart Polshek, who designed Scandinavia House and has been a tireless promoter of the Scandinavian aesthetic throughout his distinguished career.