Creative Halcyon Debuts Own Gala

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Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's. Photo by Dave Wissman.

Dr. Sachiko Kuno, co-founder and chairman of Halcyon, and Kate Goodall, co-founder and CEO of Halcyon, welcomed 400 guests to the inaugural Halcyon Awards Gala, chaired by Amazon’s Teresa Carlson and Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg at Union Station May 20.

Halcyon debuted three awards, honoring Ben & Jerry’s founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield with the Business Luminary Award, José Andrés with the Arts Icon Award and Rep. John Delaney (D-Maryland) with the Policy Visionary Award.

NPR All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro opened the evening with a rendition of Noel Coward’s Broadway hit, “Why Do the Wrong People Travel.” Following the seated dinner, attendees were treated to Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream, scooped by the founders themselves. After the dinner, guests were escorted into the Neon Speakeasy After Party, which featured music by DJ Remedy, dancing, a neon balloon room and an ArtJamz black light painting room.

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