2019 Benefit for Stuyvesant

Learn more about our first Benefit for Stuyvesant, which took place on May 30, 2019 at the Water Club in New York City.

2019 Benefit for Stuyvesant Recap

2019 Benefit for Stuyvesant Event Details


We awarded the first “Golden Pegleg” to Nobel Laureate Richard Axel, MD ’63. Dr. Axel is a university professor and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. He also serves as a Co-Director of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.

In 2004, Dr. Axel won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work in decoding olfaction, our sense of smell. Specifically, Dr. Axel identified more than 1,000 special receptors in the nose that transmit olfactory information to the brain.

What if I cannot attend the 2020 Benefit?

If you cannot attend the 2020 Benefit for Stuyvesant, you can still show your support by making a donation today! Help us to exceed our 2019 fundraising total of $130,000.

Questions about the 2020 Benefit for Stuyvesant? Email us at [email protected].