Hadrian Gala

2016 Hadrian Gala

Honoring Champions of Heritage

October 24, 2016



2013 Hadrian Gala in The Plaza Grand Ballroom
2013 Hadrian Gala in The Plaza Grand Ballroom

On October 24 we marked the start of a new era for World Monuments Fund and the Hadrian Gala.
Trailblazers from the arts, heritage conservation, historic preservation, fashion, and philanthropy gathered for an exuberant evening at The Plaza in honor of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, recipient of the 2016 Hadrian Award, and Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, recipient of the 2016 Watch Award.
The evening was a spirited fete of our honorees and their extraordinary accomplishments. World Monuments Fund’s 2016 Hadrian Gala was hosted by Dinner Chairs Fernanda M. Kellogg, Monika McLennan, Irene Moscahlaidis, and Jack Shear.
Information about the next Hadrian Gala will be posted here in the spring of 2017. We hope you will join us at the event—you will be making a vital contribution to our work to preserve important heritage sites around the globe.  


2016 Honorees

The Hadrian Gala: Honoring Extraordinary Leaders since 1988


Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has an extraordinary philanthropic legacy, begun by its founder, the late Stavros S. Niarchos, that includes the restoration and conservation of many of Greece’s ancient and iconic structures, the protection of newer landmark buildings, and the maintenance of religious sanctuaries around the world. In 2016, the Foundation celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the completion of the magnificent Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, in Athens, designed by Renzo Piano.


Tomas Maier

A life-long architecture enthusiast and the Creative Director for Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier has led his company’s Modernism initiative to raise international awareness about the plight of Japan’s mid-century cultural landmarks—structures that fuse Japanese tradition with modern design, many of which are at risk from natural disaster and development. Tomas Maier’s activism, advocacy and leadership is helping to ensure these extraordinary works of post-war architecture are preserved for the benefit of future generations.