Each year, The Alpha Workshops holds major fundraising events in May and October.

May’s Alpha Awards pay tribute to design industry leaders and other helpful individuals and companies. Honorees have proven themselves to be champions of our work and ambassadors of our mission. Alpha Awards sponsorships from $500 to $25,000 are available.

Alpha Awards Honorees

David Aloia (2013)
Cindy Allen / Interior Design (2009)
Susan Becher/Susan Becher & Associates (2002)
Benjamin Moore & Co. (2005)
Roger Berkley / Weave Corporation (2001)
Bloomberg (2011)
Jeannie Bochette (2006)
Barbara Brennan / Lifetime Television (2006)
Samuel Botero/Samuel Botero Associates (2000)
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (2001)
Michael Bruno / 1stdibs (2010)
Coffinier Ku Design – Ed Ku & Etienne Coffinier (2013)
Christopher Coleman (2011)
Al and Donna De Matteo / Avery Boardman Ltd. (2002)
The Angelo Donghia Foundation (2005)
Darvia Douglass (2013)
Jamie Drake (2007)
James Druckman / New York Design Center (2004)
George Little Management (2003)
Gianesini Design / Judith Nasatir / Andrew French (2012)
Barbara Golden/Golden Artists Colors (2000)
Rosanne Haggerty / Common Ground Community (2006)
Gregory Herringshaw / Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (2004)
Jonathan Rose Companies (2012)
Celerie Kemble (2009)
Koroseal (2008)
Janice Langrall (2005)
Larson-Juhl / Artaissance (2008)
William Li (2002)
John McDonald / eBay (2004)
Allen Nissim / Tiffany & Co. (2009)
New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn (2011)
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/Materials for the Arts (2001)
NYS Department of Education / VESID (2003)
Mark Pollack / POLLACK (2000)
Robert Rosenbloom / The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation (2000)
Mayer Rus (2000)
Margaret Russell (2003)
Kate Kelly Smith & Newell Turner / House Beautiful (2010)
Matthew Patrick Smyth (2012)
Steelcase (2010)
Vinson & Elkins LLP (2013)
Zezé & Peggy / Zezé Flowers (2008)

A joint venture with the New York Design Center launched in 2006, October’s Masquerade Ball regularly draws significant media sponsorship and a fabulously costumed crowd of more than 400 interior designers, architects, manufacturers, showroom staff, press, and others.

Media sponsors have included: Architectural Digest, Array, Cottages and Gardens, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, New York Spaces, Town and Country, Traditional Home, and Veranda. Each publication awards their own Best Costume prizes and features the Ball in the pages of their magazines and on their websites.

2012 journals

rosanne cash presents an award 2012

2012 auctioneer Benjamin Doller of Sotheby's