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QUEEN SOFIA SPANISH INSTITUTE GOLD MEDAL GALA

The Gold Medal Gala, our annual fund-raising event, was established in 1978 to recognize those individuals who have contributed to the international appreciation of Spain and Ibero-America through their achievements in a variety of disciplines.

 

2013 Honorees

in the presence of  Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
Mr. Antonio Banderas

 

View a photo gallery of the 2013 Gold medal Gala

Read Mr. Antonio Banderas’ acceptance speech

 

 

PREVIOUS GOLD MEDAL GALA AWARDEES


2012
Norman R. Foster
Dr. Elena Ochoa
Luis A. Ubiñas
Gonzalo Ulloa

2011
Ferran Adriá
Javier Bardem
Kenneth I. Chenault
Mario Testino

2010
Isak Andic
Dr. José Baselga
Diane von Furstenberg
Dr. Joan Massagué
The 2010 National Soccer Team of Spain

2008
H.E. The Duchess of Alba
Mercedes T. Bass
José Esteve
J. Pepe Fanjul

2007
President William Jefferson Clinton
Penélope Cruz

2006
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Mercedes Junco Calderón
Eduardo Sánchez Junco
Mario Vargas Llosa

2005
Julio Iglesias
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Mrs. Beatrice Santo Domingo

2004
Richard Meier
Santiago Calatrava

2003
Dr. Fernando Aleu

The Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Medal 2003
His Majesty King Juan Carlos I
Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain

2002
Evelyn H. Lauder
Jesús de Polanco
Leopoldo Rodés

2001
Plácido Arango
H.E. Rudolf W. Giuliani
Mr. Dave H. Williams
Mrs. Reba White Williams

2000
H.R.H.Felipe de Borbón Prince of Asturias

1999
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr.
Hon. Robert Mosbacher
Mariano Puig

1998
Dr. Valentín Fuster
H.E. Javier Solana Madariaga
Mr. William C. Steere, Jr.

1997
Sir John Elliott
Carolina Herrera

1996
Martha T. Muse
John Richardson
Emilio de Ybarra y Churruca

1995
John F. McGillicuddy
Ignacio Gómez-Acebo

1994
Monserrat Caballé
H.E Antonio Garrigues Diáz-Cañabate
Eric M. Javits

1993
H.E. Pasqual Maragall
Oscar de la Renta

1992
Paloma O’Shea de Botín
Philippe de Montebello

1991
Wayne Calloway
Javier Godó, Conde de Godó

1990
Hon. Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

1989
Hon. Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
José Carreras

1988
Amb. Angier Biddle Duke
Juan Luis Cebrián

1987
H.R.H. Doña Pilar de Borbón,
Duchess of Badajoz
Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, Duke of Badajoz
Mr. & Mrs. Milton Petrie

1986
Hon. Jaime de Piniés
Robert C. Goizueta

1985
Victoria de los Angeles
John Brademas

1984
H.R.H. Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona

1983
Hon. Juan Antonio Samaranch
Roger B. Smith

1982
Ramón Castroviejo
Hon. John Davis Lodge
Severo Ochoa

1981
Plácido Domingo
Margaret Rockefeller de Larraín

1980
Alicia de Larrocha
James A. Michener

1979
Antonio
George S. Moore
Hon. Carlos Romero Barceló

1978
Henry Ford II
Andrés Segovia

Detail of the Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín"
(Canary Islands, Spain), completed in 2003
Architect: Santiago Calatrava.