On Monday, November 16th, The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors, hosted its annual benefit gala celebrating its 81st year at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at The New York Public Library. The event sold out for the first time ever, raising more than $621,693. The evening included the presentation of prestigious awards: The Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Social Justice, presented to Elie Wiesel by Michael Douglas and Kati Marton and inaugural Irene Hizme Tikkun Olam Award, named after Holocaust survivor Irene Hizme, which was presented to Sara Wolfensohn, Director of The Wolfensohn Family Foundation. The evening was co-emceed by anchor Bill Ritter and radio host Rita Cosby.
Photography by Steve Smith for Guest of a Guest