October 7, 2024 | New York, NY

National Legacy Gala


The National Legacy Gala recognizes individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the American Liver Foundation (ALF) and the liver community.

The gala will host patients, families, medical professionals, organizational partners, thought leaders, business visionaries in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and corporations dedicated to helping people affected by liver disease. The evening includes a networking cocktail reception with a unique silent auction, a three-course plated dinner, an exciting live auction and a memorable awards ceremony in honor of our three awardees. 

Funds raised through the National Legacy Gala benefit the 100 million Americans affected by liver disease through resourceseducation and support services and help advance research and our patient advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. 

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 7, 2024

Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

Time: 6:00pm

Event Attire: Cocktail

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

Auction Preview: A link will be available closer to the event. You do not need to be present to bid!

2023 Award Recipients

Healthcare Visionary Award: Michael Dowling

President & CEO of Northwell Health

One of healthcare’s most influential voices, Michael Dowling, leads a clinical, academic and research enterprise of over 83,000 health professionals. His leadership has been invaluable to Northwell’s consistent expansion and prominence. In 2020, he successfully navigated the health system through the first COVID-19 epicenter in the US, detailing his experiences in Leading Through a Pandemic: The Inside Story of Humanity, Innovation, and Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Nealon

ALF National Board Member, ALF National Board of Directors Chair, and Former CEO & President

For over two decades, Tom Nealon has served as a compassionate leader and visionary for ALF providing meritorious leadership to liver patients, families, and caregivers. His passion for the liver community has not wavered from the moment he registered to run his first Boston Marathon in 2002 in support of a young child with Biliary Atresia, during his time as ALF’s National Board Chair or when serving as ALF’s CEO and President.

Leadership Award: David A. Piccoli, MD

Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Over his 40-year career, Dr. Piccoli has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to providing outstanding pediatric care and saving the lives of countless children affected by liver disease. Recognized multiple times throughout his career by “best physician” lists ranging from Philadelphia Magazine to US News and World Reports, Dr. Piccoli has gone above and beyond to ensure the well-being of his young patients.