The evening included a cocktail hour, live auction, awards presentations, dinner, and of course a performance by honoree Mavis Staples and her band.
Sixth Annual Gala: May 9, 2013 at the Edison Ballroom. Honoring musician Rosanne Cash, newscaster Sam Donaldson, sportscaster Bob Costas and honoree The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust.
Fifth Annual Gala: May 10, 2012 at Gotham Hall. Honoring musician Chris Isaak, newscaster Christiane Amanpour, sportscaster Al Michaels and honoree Michael Dorf.
Fourth Annual Gala: May 2, 2011 at Tribeca 360°. Honoring musicians Los Lobos, newscaster Tom Brokaw and sportscaster Pat Summerall.
Third Annual Gala: May 5, 2010 at Gotham Hall. Honoring musician Levon Helm, newscaster Bob Schieffer and sportscaster Ernie Harwell.
Second Annual Gala: May 6, 2009 at The Puck Building, honoring musician Paul Simon, sportscaster Dick Enberg and PBS newsman Jim Lehrer.
First Annual Gala: April 29, 2008 at Sotheby's, honoring musician Emmylou Harris, CBS host Charles Osgood and sportscaster Vin Scully.