Celebration of the Creative Spirit Benefit Gala

BAP Gala 


Inspirational, fun, and festive, BAP’s annual gala brings together Pratt leaders, corporate, creative, political, and not-for-profit thought leaders, celebrities, socialites, and alumni to benefit the BAP Scholarship Fund and honor individuals who embody the spirit and values encouraged by BAP.

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Celebration of the Creative Spirit Honorees

1992 Nancy Wilson
1993 The late Jacob Lawrence
1994 The late Elizabeth Delany | The late Sarah Delany
1995 The late Elizabeth Catlett
1996 Karl Kani | John Morning | Franklin A.Thomas
1997 Fila USA | The late Osborn Elliott | Westina Matthews Shateen
1998 The late Brooke Astor | DreamWorks SKG | Jessye Norman
1999 Thomas J. Burrell | The late Bobby Short | Townsend Wolfe
2000 Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn | The late J. Bruce Llewellyn | George Wein | FUBU
2001 Martin Cooper | George Kalinsky | Sylvia Rhone | Philippe Starck | Emil Wilbekin
2002 Oral Lee Brown | Marc Ecko | Iman | Terrie Williams
2003 Bethann Hardison | Gordon Kipping | George Lucas | Adelaide Sanford | George C.Wolfe
2004 The late Walter Cronkite | Edward Lewis | Christina Norman | Ed Welburn
2005 Manolo Blahnik | Simmie Knox | Raymond McGuire | Antonio “L.A.” Reid
2006 Kathryn C. Chenault | The late Ahmet M. Ertegun | Mica Ertergun | June Kelly
2007 Gabriella Morris | Prudence Solomon Inzerillo
2008 Preston Bailey | Lois P. Betts | Julie Taymor | Veronica Webb
2009 Julian Niccolini | Alex von Bidder | Lisa Schiff
2010 Lee Daniels | Annette de la Renta | Naeem Khan and Ranjana Khan 
             Marisa Acocella Marchetto | Peter Max

2011 David Adjaye | George Lois | Jeff Koons | John Parham and Maruchi Santana
2012 Bill White | Chuck Close | Edward Enninful | Pete Peterson | Stephen Sills
2013 Andrea L.Taylor | Anita Durst | Audrey Smaltz | Michele Oka Doner
2015 Joseph Mizzi | Mitchell J. Silver | Harris Diamond | Harold Koda
2016 Robin McBride | Andréa McBride | Tristan Walker
2017 Fred Wilson | James Scully | Thomas F. Schutte
2018 
David Hockney | Naomi Campbell | Virgil Abloh | Pat McGrath