Celebrate the start of summer with music, cocktails, and spectacular views from the rooftop at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Terrace Room, hosted by the Junior Board of World Monuments Fund (WMF). Join us for an evening to honor the individuals and communities who advocate for the protection of cultural heritage sites around the world.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
7:00 to 10:00 pm (EDT)

Our 2023 Watch Award recipients:

Dr. Marwa Al-Sabouni, architect and author
Prof. Dr. Zeynep Gül Ünal, Vice President, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
and International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP)

Carnegie Hall - Weill Terrace Room
881 7th Avenue (Corner of 56th Street)
New York City



WMF is committed to a future where humanity’s heritage is protected from today’s most serious threats – climate change, imbalanced tourism, underrepresentation, and crises. The evening will include video appearances by the 2023 Watch Award honorees, who will speak about their work in Syria and Türkiye. Join us at this event to learn more and become an advocate for cultural heritage.

Following remarks, DJ April Hunt will play a special international set.



Ticket proceeds and donations for Summer Soirée provide critical operating funds that ensure a sustainable future for the organization. World Monuments Fund is committed to working with local communities around the globe to safeguard humanity’s cultural achievements. Now more than ever, your contribution makes that possible.


If you wish to be listed on the printed program and digital event page as a member of the Host Committee, kindly make your contribution before Friday, May 19. Please contact Veronica Chaffin at vchaffin@wmf.org or +1 332 345-7367 for more information or to make your gift over the phone.

Junior Board Host Committee

Henry J. Iseman, Co-chair, Junior Board
Annie Liang-Zhou, Co-chair, Junior Board
Annabel Buckfire
Samuel Collins
Jessie E. Conyngham
Adelaide Goodyear
Ege Gürmeriçliler
Adam A. Kulewicz
Marshall Rankin
Sam Siegel
Griffin Smilow
Jasmine Weinman
Charles Wong

Vice Chair

Lorna and Edwin Goodman
Henry J. Iseman


Brook Berlind
Suzanne Cole Kohlberg
Anthony V. Thompson


Mark Fletcher and Tobias Meyer
Ms. Caroline Forgason
Deborah Lehr/Antiquities Coalition
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Rosen
David Schwartz Foundation, Inc.

Benefit Committee

Annick Benavides
Wendy and Robert Brandow
Virginia Davies
Fernanda M. Kellogg and Kirk Henckels
John J. Kerr Jr., Esq.
Slawomir and Magdalena Krupa
Monika McLennan
Dr. Marilyn Perry
Saks Fifth Avenue
Hélène Marie and Jake Shafran
Melissa Stewart

Friends of the Junior Board

James Baker
Taylor Bos
Jane Buyers
JP Morgan Chase (Adam Morris, Kai Hsu, Diandra Weaver)
Jasmine Clerisme
Caroline Coppinger
Kelley Dalton
Amelia de Putron
Arturo Fernandez
Charlotte Fleming
Dimitris Fthenakis
Rachel Goldman
Philippa Greer
Audrey Hansen
Elizabeth Hunter
Eugenie Iseman
Jason Kingdon
Alex Korogiannakis
Alejandra Kubitschek Bujones
Vanessa Lamort de Gail
Jane A. Lee
Joseph Lesko
Kubanychbek Maripbek
Michael Marting, Jr.
Bibhu Mohapatra
Samantha Ory
Olivia Purdy Taylor
Mr. Ethan Teekah
Davis Turner
Davis Valeriano Martinez Turner
Fejir Ugurlu
Phoebe Weinstein


World Monuments Fund is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Please note that donations cannot be refunded.