About The Crown Awards Gala

The Crown Awards Gala is the signature fundraising event for the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S). As one of our nation’s premier academic medical schools, VP&S is among the oldest in the nation and was the first to grant the medical degree. More than 250 years later, VP&S maintains the largest faculty practice on the east coast and the largest research enterprise in New York City. Most important, our physicians and scientists continue to be pioneers in healthcare and leaders in medicine worldwide. For the past 13 years, The Crown Awards Gala has celebrated its benefactors, patients, and faculty for their commitment and dedication, while raising critical funds to help advance the mission.