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20th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala


Stony Brook University will honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons at its 20th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday, April 10th at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.

This year’s benefit dinner will recognize Dr. Simons for her leadership as president of one of the nation’s premier philanthropic institutions devoted to driving progress in basic science as well as her contributions to improving educational opportunities for the underserved.

Past recipients include former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jane Fonda, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and Alan Alda. Each spring, the Stony Brook Foundation hosts this fundraising gala to benefit student scholarships and a select academic program of excellence, generating over $57 million since 2000.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit