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President's Dinner

Twenty-Fourth Annual President's Dinner

Friday, October 29
New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas?|?Directions
6 p.m.?Cocktail Reception |?7 p.m. Dinner
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As of August 27, 2021, New York City guidelines mandate that people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to access indoor dining or entertainment venues. The Hilton will be verifying?vaccination status at check points located at the lobby, near the escalators.

New York Hilton Midtown requires that all visitors wear a face make or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose while in public areas of the hotel. Masks can be?removed once guests have?passed the vaccination check point.

If anyone has a medical condition that makes the person unable to wear such a standard facing covering, a facial shield is an appropriate substitute.

Learn?more about the New York Hilton's COVID-19 Protocol.

If you have questions or concerns about this with regard to a ticket or table purchase, please contact James Hogan via email or at 718-990-3352.

We will continue to update this website in accordance with local, city, and state health protocol.

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About The President's Dinner

Since its inception in 1998, the Annual President’s Dinner has been a celebration of what makes St. John’s University unique – the vibrant combination of scholarship and service. For more than 150 years, the University has been “faithful to the mission,” committed to extending the opportunity for a superior academic education to deserving students regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds. Funds raised from the President’s Dinner are used to support scholarship assistance for students who, because of economic burdens, might otherwise be unable to realize their dream of a St. John’s education. In the past 23 years, the President’s Dinner has raised more than $45 million in scholarship support for St. John’s students.

Traditionally, the President’s Dinner has taken place as an in-person event during the fall semester. This fall we are planning to keep with tradition (pending health and safety protocols) and host an in-person event on Friday, October 29th at the Hilton Midtown. This stellar occasion is also the venue for the presentation of the highly regarded Spirit of Service Award to outstanding men and women, and in recent years, to an organization which exemplifies the Catholic and Vincentian values that are at the heart of St. John’s mission. You can view the 23rd Annual President’s Dinner, which was held virtually due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19, as well as photos from our last in person dinner below.

More Information

James Hogan '14CPS, '16MBA
St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Tel?718-990-3352? |? Fax 718-990-2008
[email protected]

***COVID-19 Disclaimer ***
We are planning to hold the 24th?Annual President’s Dinner in-person on Friday, October 29that the Hilton Midtown. All of our COVID-19 planning and protocols are subject to the latest public health guidelines and may be modified as circumstances change. For the most up to date information please visit?www.jaredshermanepps.com.

Twenty-Third Annual President's Dinner

A Virtual Celebration of the Impact of Giving?

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New York Hilton COVID-19 Protocol

Updated October 13, 2021

Proof of Vaccination checkpoints will be setup at the base of both escalators in the lobby level for attendees accessing the 2nd and 3rd floor meeting spaces (elevators keyed off to the 2nd and 3rdfloors). ADA attendees will be escorted by a Hotel Security officer via elevator independently. There will also be a checkpoint on the 4th floor and Concourse level. Attendees will need to provide the same documentation every time they require access.

The “Key to NYC Executive Order” issued by Mayor de Blasio mandates that certain establishments verify that their staff and patrons are vaccinated against COVID-19. As a result, anyone age 12 and older is required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use or emergency use by the FDA or WHO while participating in certain indoor activities.

In compliance with the ordinance, all guests and event attendees age 12 and up must show valid proof of vaccination along with Valid ID while at the New York Hilton Midtown when participating in the below outlined indoor experiences:

Banquet Space Functions or Events

  • Attendance at any event ??

For your information, proof of vaccination currently includes:

Note that the City ordinance does not accept proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

When you arrive, our Event Experience team will explain how we will work together to confirm proof of vaccination from your attendees and guests.

Please be advised that should any attendees not be able to provide valid proof of vaccination, those attendees will not be permitted to participate in the indoor activity. We cannot make exceptions.