American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Benefactor Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Edlow

Patron Sponsor

Anderson & Anderson
Whitman Publishing, LLC

Sustainer Sponsor

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Stack's Bowers Galleries

Friend Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams

Dr. Alain Baron, NG SA

Harlan J. Berk
B & H Kreindler
Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC

Mr. David Hendin

Heritage Auction Galleries

Mr. Sydney Martin

Mrs. Marian Scheur Sofaer and the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer

Mr. Lawrence Stack

Gala Contributors

Mr. Hischam Aboutaam
Mr. Kenneth Abramowitz
Mr. Richard M. Beleson
Mr. Robert Brueggeman
Mr. William Burd
Mr. John Dirnbauer
Ms. Arianna D'Ottone
Mr. David Ellenhorn
Mrs. Maria and Mr. David Fanning
Ms. Rosalind Fink
Mr. Steven Frazer
Mr. David Hendin
Mr. Eric Hildebrant
Mr. Arthur Houghton
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hsu
Mr. Harmer Johnson
Mrs. Ute and Mr. Jonathan Kagan
Mr. Robert A. Kandel and Ms. Abby C. Hamlin
Mr. Frank Kovacs
Mr. Hubert Lanz
Mr. Lee Miller
Mr. Howard Minners
O'Connor Davies, LLP
Mr. Del Parker
Mr. S. Paul Posner
Mr. Hadrian J. Rambach
Mrs. Alice and Mr. Ross Sandler
Mr. Douglas Saville
Mr. John Siffert
Ms. Shoshanna Sofaer
Ms. Lynn G. Straus
Mr. Peter K. Tompa
Mr. Richard Van Kuren
Mr. Mel Wacks
Mrs. Robin and Mr. Frederic Withington

Auction Donors

David Fanning
David Hendin
Jonathan and Ute Kagan
Herb Kreindler
Mary Lannin
Ralph W. Mathisen
Del Parker
Tatyana Smirnova
Lawrence Stack
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Spectrum Wine Auctions
Anthony J. Terranova
Richard B. Witschonke

View the Sponsorship Opportunities Form or purchase individual ticket here:

2014 Annual Dinner Gala

On January 9th, 2014, the American Numismatic Society honored Marian Scheuer Sofaer and the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer at its Annual Gala Dinner. The 2014 Gala at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City included a live auction and musical entertainment by Jazz musician Dominick Farinacci and his band.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - Program

Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres

Gala Dinner with Live Auction and Music by Dominick Farinacci

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel

301 Park Avenue
New York, NY


Photo by Laurie Cameron McNamara

Marian Scheuer Sofaer is CEO, General Counsel and co-founder of Federal Arbitration, Inc., an organization providing high quality arbitration and mediation of civil disputes. Her legal career includes appointments as a New York State Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau from 1976 to 1980, and as a New York City Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Affirmative Litigation Bureau from 1982 to 1985. Later she represented families whose property in former East Germany had been confiscated by the Nazis. She has also served as a judge pro tem in the Santa Clara Family Court in San Jose, California. Mrs. Sofaer is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Columbia Law School. She co-produced the award-winning documentary Poumy, a film about a young woman's role in the French Resistance during World War II. She was the project director for a historical exhibition in the synagogue in Chendamangalam, India, and is part of a group advising Kerala conservationists on the synagogue restoration in Parur.

Abraham D. Sofaer’s achievements go far beyond the numismatic. He has had a distinguished career as a judge, lawyer, and scholar, and he presently serves as the George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Mr. Sofaer’s work focuses on the power over war within the U.S. government and on issues related to international law, terrorism, diplomacy, and national security. His most recent book is Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat (Hoover Institution Press, 2013).

Mr. Sofaer is a graduate of Yeshiva University and New York University School of Law. He served as law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court, after which he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York under Robert M. Morgenthau. He taught at Columbia Law School from 1969 to 1979, and served as a U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York from 1979 until 1985. As Legal Advisor to the U.S. Department of State, he resolved matters ranging from the dispute between Egypt and Israel over Taba, to the claim against Iraq for its attack on the USS Stark, and the claims against Chile for the assassination of Orlando Letelier. In recognition, he received in 1989 the Distinguished Service Award, the highest State Department award given to a non–civil servant. Following his service in the State Department, he practiced law at Hughes, Hubbard and Reed until 1994, when he joined the Hoover Institution. He is also a founding trustee of the National Museum of Jazz in Harlem and a member of the board of the Koret Foundation.

Sponsorships and Tickets

Benefactor Sponsor $25,000

  • Premier Table of 10
  • Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
  • Podium recognition and introduction as Benefactor Sponsor at the gala
  • Full-page Platinum ad in the Gala Program
     Email the membership office about becoming a benefactor.

Patron Sponsor $18,000

  • Prominent Table of 10
  • Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
  • Full-page Gold ad in the Gala Program
     Email the membership office about becoming a patron.

Sustainer Sponsor $12,000

  • Prime Table of 10
  • Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
  • Full-page Silver ad in the Gala Program
     Email the membership office about becoming a sustainer.

Friend Sponsor $6,000

  • Select Table of 10
  • Recognition in printed materials and ANS Magazine
  • Full-page ad in Gala Program
     Email the membership office about becoming a friend.

Individual Ticket $600

Advertising in the 2014 Annual Dinner Gala Program

Promote your company, send a personal message to Marian Scheuer Sofaer and Abraham D. Sofaer, or show your support for the ANS.
Ads are full color and should be submitted as high resolution .tiff or .jpg by December 1st, 2013.

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The 2014 Annual Dinner Gala Roster of Supporters

Whether or not you were able to attend the event on January 9th, you were cordially invited to participate in our Gala Roster. For a tax-deductible contribution, your name, the name of your company, a colleague or loved would be listed on a Roster of Supporters at the Gala, in the Gala Program, on the ANS website and in forthcoming issues of the ANS Magazine.

2014 Gala Roster of Supporters, were asked to make entries by December 15, 2013.

*Please note in the comments field how you would like to be listed, or email

View the Sponsorship Opportunities Form.
View the Gala Press Release October 4, 2013.
View the 2014 post-Gala Press Release

For further information, please contact Viviana Londono-Danailov at (212) 571-4470 ext 117 or