October 12, 2023 | New York, NY

National Legacy Gala


The National Legacy Gala recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the liver community, fields of biotechnology, medical innovation, and philanthropy. The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is committed to facilitating, advocating, and promoting education, support services, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. Through events such as the Gala, we can provide valuable resources for patients and their families. Together, we are moving closer to a world where liver disease is curable and preventable.

ALF’s National Gala will host patient families, medical professionals, organizational partners and business visionaries in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Funds raised through the National Legacy Gala allow ALF to provide valuable resources to liver patients and their families. Together, we are moving closer to a world without liver disease.

Gala Chair
Richard J. Miller, Jr Esq.

Liver advocate who received a life-saving transplant in May 2021

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Event Details

Event Date: October 12, 2023

130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

Time: 6:00pm

Event Attire: Cocktail

Live Stream: There is no fee to view the live stream. A link to register will be available soon.

2023 Award Recipients

Michael Dowling, Healthcare Visionary Award

Michael Dowling is one of healthcare’s most influential voices, taking a stand on societal issues such as gun violence and immigration that many health system CEOs shy away from.

Tom F. Nealon III, Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Nealon served initially as Board Chair and then as CEO and President of ALF. Prior to that he was the Vice Chairman and Director of Legal Affairs for LNR Partners, LLC – the largest special servicer in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) industry.

David A. Piccoli, MD, Leadership Award

Dr. Piccoli is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (1975) and Harvard Medical School (1979).