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The American-Scottish Foundation® invites you to join us on Friday, November 9, 2018,  at the University Club, New York City, for the ASF Wallace Award® Dinner for Heritage, Arts & Culture.

Come join us for an evening that will begin with whisky tasting from Glendronach Single Malt Scotch Distillery and opportunity to begin bidding on our silent auction.

Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean, will bring "touches" to spark the menu.

The award winning team of Claire McKenzie & Scott Gilmour of Noisemaker will offer musical interludes with Mike Ogotree and Shortbread.

An auction will bring opportunity to help support the ongoing work of the ASF and an ASF Grant to the new Baird Family Hospital in Aberdeen and its Neo Natal unit being overseen by the ARCHIE Foundation alongside the University of Aberdeen.

The Wallace Award will be presented to 
Sir Moir Lockhead, National Trust for Scotland, Chairman, and 
Andy Scott, BA, internationally acclaimed sculptor for Arts, Heritage and Culture.


  • Sir Moir Lockhead, OBE for a lifetime journey that has taken him from providing transport for people to reach and enjoy Scotland’s beautiful, historic landscapes to leading the independent charity that protects these treasured places.  For the love of Scotland he has gifted his time, benevolence and inspired leadership to persuade people to give the millions needed to conserve Scotland’s rich heritage, and especially to help save Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic Hill House.
  • Dr. Andy Scott for his outstanding contribution to Scottish Arts, recognized as one of Scotland's foremost contemporary Scottish sculptors, renowned for his public art. Scott is the creator of the one hundred foot tall equine "KELPIES”Andy found .inspiration for the heads in the hard-working Clydesdale horses.

The Evening is chaired by Elizabeth de Forest Scott and Roderick Gow, OBE and is an opportunity for members and friends of the Foundation to celebrate the work of the Foundation, our honorees and Scottish American heritage in true Scottish style.

There will be bagpipes, Whisky Tasting by Glendronach Single Malt Scotch Distillery with Brand Ambassador Greg King, there will be silent and live auctions conducted by Auctioneer George McNeely, with dinner and dancing.

Gary Maclean, Scotland's National Chef and winner of BBC's 2016 MasterChef The Professionals 2016 will prepare a special Taste of Scotland.

Short interlude of music by We are Noise Maker.

The evening will benefit the ongoing work of the Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will be given to support the £2m Neo Natal Unit appeal being undertaken by University of Aberdeen and The ARCHIE Foundation's for cutting edge research in reproductive medicine at The Baird Family Hospital, Aberdeen. The Archie Foundation are a long time project partner of the ASF looking after over 200,000 children annually throughout Scotland.

The Wallace Award® recognizes the contribution of Scots, those of Scottish descent and Americans and Canadians, for outstanding achievement or significant contribution in their field of endeavor and for their contribution to these countries.

Recent Wallace Recipients include: Sir Ian Wood, Duncan A. Bruce, Dr Alan L Bain, The Rt. Hon. Lord Smith of Kelvin, The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Sir Thomas M. Devine, Sir Tom Farmer, Kenneth B. Miller, Mr. Claudio Del Vecchio, Euan Baird, The Forbes Family, Sir Sean Connery. For full History of Wallace Award Recipients click HERE.

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Ways to be involved:There are many ways to be involved from

  • Attending the Gala (reservation form)
  • Patron recognition in the Journal with purchase of 2 Mull tickets or above
  • Host of Table recognition in the Journal at corresponding level
  • Advertising in the Journal Program (advertising form)
  • Donating to the silent auction. (donation form)
For further information please call the ASF Events office on 212 605 0338 or email americanscottishfoundation@gmail.com.

Separate forms are also available here for:
Table and individual reservations
Advertising submissions and specifications
Silent Auction Donations
All the forms above in a single ZIP file

Reservations may be made securely online via Paypal below, or you may download the reservation form in PDF format if you would rather purchase your table or tickets by check or credit card offline.

Please return forms to our office by fax 212 605 0222 or by mail: American-Scottish Foundation
575 Madison Avenue, 10th floor
New York NY 10022.

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Individual Reservations

ASF will assign seating for individuals, unless noted by the individual specifying a specific table at which he or she would like to sit.

  • ARRAN ASF Members individual ticket at $325
  • ISLAY individual ticket at $375 (ASF Membership Included)
  • MULL individual ticket at $500
  • SKYE individual ticket at $1,000
  • ORKNEY individual ticket at $2,000

Group/Table Reservations

When purchasing a table, please download the table form (here) to include the names of your guests.

  • ARRAN ASF Members Table of 10 at $3,250
  • ISLAY Table of 10 at $3,750
  • MULL Table of 10 at $5,000
  • SKYE Table of 10 at $10,000
    (with color half page in Gala Program)
  • ORKNEY Table of 10 at $20,000*
    (with color page in Gala Program)
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Payment amount in excess of $250 per guest is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


  • Full page Color $1,250
  • Full page Black & White $750
  • Half page Color $650
  • Half page Black & White $425
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The Wallace Award Honorees:

Sir Moir Lockhead OBE is based in Aberdeen. Born in a mining village in County Durham, Sir Moir came to Scotland in 1979 to oversee Glasgow underground refurbishment as  Glasgow City Transport’s Chief Engineer - going on to join Grampian Regional Transport as General Manager where he led the management and employee buyout in 1989. This in turn led  to the formation of  Aberdeen-headquartered FirstGroup, floated on the stock exchange in 1994.

When Sir Moir retired as CEO and Deputy Chair in 2010, FirstGroup was a £6 billion multi national business, employing 130,000 people.

Honors - Sir Moir was awarded the OBE in 1996, was knighted in 2008, awarded the VisitScotland Silver Thistle Award in 2010.

Sir Moir was Senior Governor of the Court of the University of Aberdeen (until 2016) and Chairman of Scottish Rugby Union (until 2016)

Sir Moir became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Scotland in 2015.

Dr Andy Scott BA (Hone) Dip PD D.Sc D.Litt MRBS FRIAS FSSAA is recognized as one of Scotland's foremost contemporary Scottish sculptors, renowned for his public art

Scott graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Sculpture and works internationally from his studio workshop in Philadelphia, PA, USA creating prominent public artworks for private, corporate and civic clients.  His prodigious output now numbers in excess of eighty projects internationally.

Scott works in steel and bronze, combining figurative and equine themes with contemporary techniques to create stunning landmark artworks.  His most prominent project to date is The Kelpies, a pair of 100ft high, 300 ton horse heads, sited in Falkirk, Scotland, UK.  The Kelpies sculptures are now the best-known public artworks in Scotland, with millions of visitors since their inauguration in 2015.

Recent works include:

  • The Kelpies, Falkirk; "Canter" Edinburgh University, Heavy Horse Edinburgh-Glasgow, Poise, Aberdeen; Scotland
    • "Canter" Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University
    • COB, Equus Altus, London, England
    • Arabesque, Queensland, Australia
    • Thanksgiving Square Beacon, Northern Ireland


    The ASF is proud to partner and work closely with the Archie Foundation over many years and to see the wonderful work they do grow to helping more than 200,000 Scottish children each year.

    The evening will benefit the on-going educational and cultural work of the Foundation.  A grant from a portion of the proceeds will be given to support the £2m appeal for the new state of the art Neonatal facility being undertaken by University of Aberdeen and The ARCHIE Foundation's for cutting edge research in reproductive medicine at The Baird Family Hospital, Aberdeen.

    The new hospital set to open in 2021 with the new state-of-the-art Neonatal facilities for babies born too sick or too soon.


    We Are Noisemaker is the award-winning writing partnership of writer/actor, Scott Gilmour, and composer/musical director, Claire McKenzie, graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

    2016 marked their first project in the US, with our show FOREST BOY being chosen as a Next Link Award Winner by the New York Musical Festival (NYMF). They are the first UK writing team ever to be selected and, since have developed works both in the UK and US; collaborating with the American Musical Theatre Project, Northwestern University, Chicago; National Theatre of Scotland (Artists-in-Residence), Goodspeed Musicals, CT; Mercury Musicals, The Sheffield Crucible Theatre and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


    The American-Scottish Foundation®,established in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, is an international not-for-profit organization, that looks to establish links and strengthen ties between Scotland and the United States, through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational, and business activities.

    The mission remains as relevant today as when ASF was founded - to champion the extraordinary relationship between the peoples of Scotland and the United States - a bridge between the two great countries - seeking to strengthen & support the future of the Scottish American diaspora, and its legacy.

    The Wallace Award®s evening benefits the ongoing work of the Foundation and allows ASF to further our mission of strengthening ties between Scotland and the United States through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational and business activities. It is the most significant event for the ASF during the year and the selection of Honorees is done with much thought and deliberation.

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