2021 Gala Invitation

ANS Gala 2021
Thursday, January 14, 1:00 pm EST

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2021 Gala in memory of Lottie and Mark Salton
2021 Annual Gala in memory of Lottie and Mark Salton Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:30 pm est Pre-program Cabinet Conversations informal virtual gathering with ANS staff 1:00 pm est program Welcome: ANS Executive Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg Keynote Speaker: Jacob Goldstein, host of NPR’s Planet Money podcast The ANS: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow video Remarks by ANS President Dr. Ute Wartenberg Presentation on Honorees by Dr. Ira Rezak and Dr. Alan Stahl Calling of the raffle Access to the event is free. A link will be provided prior to the event.
Seventy-one years of giving Honorees Lottie and Mark Salton, both born in Germany, were forced by the Nazis to flee their homeland. Each managed to reach the United States in the 1940s, where they met and later married in 1948. They enjoyed an extraordinarily close partnership until Mark’s death 57 years later. Though he came from a family of bankers and numismatists, in America Mark had to start from scratch, eventually receiving a graduate degree in International Banking. Lottie, who had been only 14 when she escaped Germany, did not share his scholarly background. But once married, she not only enthusiastically adopted Mark’s numismatic fascination but also acquired extensive expertise of her own. Together, they pursued a wide range of interests including a special pleasure in medallic art of the Renaissance and early Baroque. At the ANS, Mark Salton was a Life Fellow, Chairman of the Huntington Award Committee, and a member of the Saltus Medal Committee. Lottie and Mark were also magnanimous donors, giving to the ANS many gifts of coins and medals as well as contributions to its appeals. Very soon after Mark’s death in 2005, Lottie became an ANS Honorary Life Fellow and established the Mark M. Salton memorial lecture series at the ANS. We are humbled to say that the ANS collection includes no fewer than 1,752 coins and medals donated by the Saltons between 1949 and 2000. Before she died at age 96 in the spring of 2020, in one final extraordinary gesture of largesse, Lottie Salton named the ANS in her will, leaving the Society a bequest of $500,000 to help sustain a chair for Medieval and Renaissance numismatics. Her bequest is a remarkable legacy from a remarkable couple, who will always be remembered very fondly by those who were privileged to know them.