A Performing Arts Salute to Science

Gala 2014

Thank you to all our guests for helping us make this year’s World Science Festival Gala a smashing success! We’ve gathered some of the highlights from the celebration on our blog.

The World Science Festival Gala is annual celebration of the adventure, culture and content of science that features outstanding performances as well as an evening of science-infused delicacies. The Gala provides critical support to the Festival’s year-round educational programs, both live and in the digital space.

This year’s Gala Honoree is the astonishing Mary-Claire King, one of the most important geneticists of our time, a trailblazing role model and outspoken advocate for women scientists. Among her myriad accomplishments is the discovery of the first breast cancer gene, BRCA1 – a finding that has saved countless lives, and her work, always infused with a deep sense of humanity, continues to improve the world.

GALA CHAIRS
Marilyn and Jim Simons and Ann Ziff

GALA CO-CHAIRS HONORARY COMMITTEE
Barbara Amonson and Vincent Della Pietra Alan and Arlene Alda
Loreen Arbus Joshua Bell
Pamela Hurst and Stephen Della Pietra Rosanne Cash
Eleanor and Howard Morgan David Chase
Lynda and Stewart Resnick Anna Deavere Smith
Julia and Russell Shepard Cameron Diaz
Robbert Dijkgraaf and Pia de Jong
Sylvia Earle
GALA VICE-CHAIRS Elaine Fuchs
Peter F. Brown and Peggy Hamburg Eric Lander
Gerry Ohrstrom Shirley Ann Jackson
William Mayer Paul Nurse
Emily McKhann and Andy Cooper Gillian Small
Rory Riggs and Margaret Crotty Wendy Suzuki
Stephen Robert Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
  and Pilar Crespi Robert
Beth and David Shaw
Benjamin Weston and Judith Cox

The Taste of Science
The 2014 Gala brings the extra dimension of taste, with culinary innovators and mixologists concocting science-inspired spirits and edibles. Read about Kyl21 and Loliware, and Shoots and Roots Bitters on our blog.
shoots and roots bitters

Rachel Meyer, Selena Ahmed & Ashley DuVal
Kevin Denton

Kevin Denton
WD~50
and
ALDER
loliware

Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker
loliware

David Marx and Philipp Martin

Special Thanks

Hendrick's Gin
il laboratory del gelato