The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and Gennadius Library host their annual Gala to benefit the mission of the School. This year marks the fifth year of the School’s premier event. The Gala celebrates Greece’s rich heritage with the Hellenic world’s most influential leaders and scholars as well as honors those who have made significant contributions to the study of Greek culture. The Gala provides an important source of funding for the School and its academic programming, excavations, outreach, publications, research, and a wide range of free public lectures, exhibitions, and concerts.

Fifth Annual Gala

This year's Gala will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Gotham Hall in New York City (1356 Broadway at 36th Street).


Two distinguished scholars—Edward E. Cohen and Curtis Runnels—will be honored at the Gala for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of ancient and post-antique Greece. Dr. Cohen and Professor Runnels have been selected to receive the Athens Prize and Gennadius Prize, respectively. To read more about these illustrious honorees, please click here.


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Support the School

The Gala provides an important source of funding for the American School. If you cannot attend this event, please consider supporting us with a monetary or auction item donation. To offer an in-kind gift, please click this link, or contact Nancy Savaides at or 609-454-6810. Thank you for supporting the American School.

Past Galas

Click the links below to read more about our previous events.

Gala 2019

Gala 2018

Gala 2017

Gala 2016