Each year, China Institute presents the Blue Cloud Award to individuals or organizations whose leadership has inspired others and who have made significant contributions to cultural exchange between the US and China.
This year we honor three worthy recipients with the Blue Cloud Award: Jay M. Goffman, China Institute Trustee and the Global Head of Corporate Restructuring at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP; the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, founded by the world renowned pianist Lang Lang; and James B. Rogers, investment expert, co-founder of the Quantum Fund and author currently living in Singapore.
Please join us as we celebrate China Institute and our Blue Cloud Award recipients.
Dragon Table ~ $88,000
Phoenix Table ~ $50,000
Unicorn Table ~ $25,000
Tortoise Table ~ $15,000
Gala Ticket ~ $1,500
Tel: 212.744.8181, ext. 139
Images from China Institute Gala 2010
Photo credits: Ray Tamarra
Images from China Institute Gala 2009
Photo Credits: Ray A. Llanos
Images from China Institute Gala 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Cipriani 42nd Street
New York, NY
Virginia A. Kamsky
Chen Feng, Blue Cloud honoree
David Henry Hwang, Blue Cloud honoree
photo credit: Lia Chang
Wu Tong, Musician of the Year honoree
On Friday, May 11, 2012 China Institute celebrated its annual Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Each year, China Institute presents the Blue Cloud award to individuals whose achievements have reached great heights, and who have inspired others by promoting the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, history, language and contemporary issues.
This year we honored two extraordinary individuals: Chen Feng, Chairman of HNA Group, and, David Henry Hwang, playwright and librettist. Internationally acclaimed musician, Wu Tong, China Institute’s Musician of the Year honoree, added a special note to the evening by singing and playing the traditional sheng instrument.
The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner, the Blue Cloud award ceremony and dancing. With over 300 people in attendance, the Gala raised over 1.2 million in support of our Gallery and exhibition related Arts & Culture programs.
A special thank you to our honorees and supporters for making the evening a great success.