Event Information

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Racquet & Tennis Club of New York City

370 Park Avenue, NY, 10022

Evening Schedule:

5:30 PM: Leadership Circle cocktail reception

6:15 PM: General cocktail reception

7:00 PM: Dinner and live auction with auctioneer Nick Dawes

8:00 PM: Award presentation and interview with Tom Brokaw

Event Committee

  • Bruce McNae (Chair)
  • Alan Gnann
  • Skip Herman
  • Rob Oden
  • Erik Oken
  • William Platt
  • Frank Schurz
  • Warren Stern

About the Honoree

Tom McGuane has built an impressive literary career, from humble beginnings as the “Humor Editor” at his high school newspaper, The Crane, to becoming one of the most accomplished and diversely talented authors of our time. He gained acclaim by deftly exploring the depths of human relationships and bringing a decidedly local feel to all of his writing. Whether the context is set in Michigan, the Florida Keys, or the plains of Montana, he deeply understands the environs in which his characters live.

The author of over a dozen novels, screen plays, and short stories, his novel, The Bushwhacked Piano, won the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1971 and his novel, Ninety-Two in the Shade was nominated for a National Book Award in 1974. He is also the recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stegner Award, courtesy of the Center of the American West, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. An avid outdoorsman who has both won Fly Rod & Reel Magazine’s 2010 Angler of the Year and been inducted into the Cutting Horse Hall of Fame (2005), McGuane infuses his works with a rich appreciation of the natural world.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets for this event are now available. To purchase please click the picture links below or contact Samantha Pitcher for more information.

Standard Ticket


Patron Ticket

Leadership Circle
  • Includes admission to the exclusive Leadership Circle cocktail reception

Benefactor Ticket

Leadership Circle
  • Includes admission to the exclusive Leadership Circle cocktail reception.

Benefactor Tables


Benefactor Table


Benefactor Table


Benefactor Table


Benefactor Table