The Gordon Parks Foundation 12th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Auction was held on Tuesday, May 22nd at Cipriani 42nd Street. We honored Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay, Sherrilyn Ifill, Sally Mann, and Jamel Shabazz. The Patron of the Arts Award went to Ronald O. Perelman. Musical Performance by Mavis Staples. The evening was co-chaired by Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault, Valerie Jarrett, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean, Karl Lagerfeld, Usher IV and Grace Raymond, Ronald O. Perelman, Kendrick Lamar, and Alexander Soros.