ANS Celebration at the Sky Club

by Pamala Plummer-Wright

On April 15, 2002 The 100th day of opening of Drachmas, Doubloons and Dollars was celebrated in great style at the Sky Club, Penthouse of the Chrysler building, in the heart of New York City. The event raised over $40,000 dollars. Guests sipped champagne and enjoyed the remarkable view of the New York skyline. Dinner Chairman, George Wyper, welcomed the guests and thanked Federal Reserve President William McDonough for making the exhibit possible. Federal Reserve Archivist Rosemary Lazenby, was also recognized for all her efforts on behalf of the ANS and the exhibit Drachmas, Doubloons and Dollars.


View of the Sky Club

The guest speaker for the evening was Lawyer, Activist and Author Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, (daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy) who is committed to assisting the ANS in moving to lower Manhattan and in establishing the First Museum of Money. In her remarks, she commended each and every guest for attending and said “by supporting the new ANS Museum you do your part for the revitalization of lower Manhattan”. She continued “With the new building being in the heart of Wall Street at 140 William, literally a few blocks from ground zero, it will contribute significantly to the re-building of the neighborhood.”

The Sky Club Gala will be an annual event with the next one is scheduled for in January 2003 in conjunction with the New York International.


Kerry Kennedy Cuomo.


FRB President William McDonough, Mrs. McDonough and George Wyper, ANS Council Member, greeting a guest.


Dinner Chairman George Wyper


Representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with Rosemary Lazenby (middle).


President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York William McDonough.


ANS President Donald Partrick honors the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and archivist Rosemary Lazenby.


ANS President Donald Partrick and William McDonough.


Dr. Peter Weiss, ANS Council member and family.