On May 8, 2007, the Manhattan Institute hosted the annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner. The black-tie fundraiser raised over $1.3 million dollars for the Manhattan Institute.
Recipients of the prestigious award included the Honorable Edward I. Koch, 105th Mayor of New York, and K. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corp. We are proud to celebrate their contributions to our great city.
The Alexander Hamilton Award was created to honor those individuals helping to foster the revitalization of our nation’s cities. We chose to name the award after Hamilton because, like the Manhattan Institute, he was a fervent proponent of commerce and civic life. Through the years, we have expanded the scope of the prize to celebrate leaders not just on the local level, but also at the state and federal levels, who have made remarkable things happen in the realms of public policy, culture, and philanthropy. We hope our celebration of these awardees encourages replication of their efforts.