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The American-Scottish Foundation's
Annual Dinner

Friday, November 3, 2023
New York City

with Presentation of the
The ASF Wallace Award for Philanthropy
Garreth Wood
Scottish Philanthropist & Advocate

The Young Scot Wallace Award
Jamie Douglas-Hamilton
Entrepreneur, Adventurer & World Record Holder

In the past 66 years, the ASF has become a leading voice within our Scottish American community, supporting and amplifying our shared love of Scotland, its heritage and its culture. Our Annual dinner allows us to get together, celebrate all things Scottish following the mission set out by our founder Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton that the American Scottish Foundation be a bridge between the United States and Scotland and to present the ASF Wallace Awards and the ASF Young Scots Wallace Awards.

Help support the American-Scottish Foundation by participating in our annual Winter Raffle. To learn more about the Raffle and to purchase tickets Click Here.

This year's online auction proceeds go towards supporting the youth buraries progames of the American-Scottish Foundation. Click Here to bid.

Wallace Award for Philanthropy

This year's Wallace Award for Philanthropy to Garreth Wood, Scottish philanthropist and advocate.

Garreth, a Scottish philanthropist and businessman, founded a property company, The Speratus Group, in 2003. He then expanded into the hospitality business, eventually owning and running 11 venues across Scotland.

In 2018, he and his wife Nicola sold the hospitality businesses and co-founded Kids Operating Room, a global health charity dedicated to increasing capacity for paediatric surgery in low- and middle-income countries. The charity has grown rapidly over the past 5 years and become one of Scotland's leading childrens charities, installing 63 state-of-the-art operating rooms in 24 countries, and creating capacity for up to 100,000 life-saving operations on children.

To learn More about ASF's work with KidsOR Click Here.

To learn about KidsOR from our latest postcast Click on the Video below.

Young Scot Wallace Award

This year, The American-Scottish Foundation presents it's first ever Young Scot Wallace Award to Jamie Douglas-Hamilton, Scottish entrepreneur and adventurer.

Jamie is the founder of ACTIPH Alkaline Water, a market leader in Europe and the Middle East. He is a 15x Guinness World record holder and was the first person in history to row across the Drake Passage from South America to Antarctica.

In 2022 Jamie won the Great British Entrepreneur of the year and was included in Sunday Times list of top 100 most disruptive entrepreneurs. Jamie follows in the footsteps of his Grandfather and Uncles all intrepid adventurers - our founder Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton - great Uncle to Jamie we feel will be approving of this award.

Individual Tickets Table Tickets
2023 Individual Tickets
Wallace Gala Tables
Payment amount in excess of $250 per guest is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Download ASF Wallace Awards Invitation Here

Click Here to Download the ASF Annual Dinner Invite Card.

Download the ASF Wallace Awardee Bios

Click Here to Download the ASF Wallace Awardee Bios.

Download the ASF Annual Dinner RSVP Card.

Click Here to download the ASF Annual Dinner RSVP Card.

Click Here to download all Three Files.

The Wallace Awards evening will benefit the ongoing work of the American-Scottish Foundation with a portion of the proceeds directed to the ASF Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton Bursary Youth Program.

Come join us for an evening that will begin with whisky tasting of Scottish Whiskys and opportunity to begin bidding on our silent auction.

As a supporter and friend of the Foundation we hope that you will consider becoming a Patron of the evening with the purchase of a table or the purchase of 2 Mull tickets or above.

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 (929) 499-9025
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 email or by mail:
American-Scottish Foundation
864 Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor
New York NY 10065

This year's dinner will be overseen by Gary MacLean, Executive Chef, City of Glasgow College, National Chef of Scotland.

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 $375
  • ISLAY individual ticket at $450 (ASF Membership Included)
  • MULL individual ticket at $550
  • SKYE individual ticket at $1,000
  • ORKNEY individual ticket at $2,250

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 $3,750
  • ISLAY Table of 10 at $4,500
  • MULL Table of 10 at $5,500
  • SKYE Table of 10 at $10,000
    (with color half page in Gala Program)
  • ORKNEY Table of 10 at $22,500*
    (with color page in Gala Program)
Individual Tickets Table Tickets
2023 Individual Tickets
Wallace Gala Tables
Payment amount in excess of $250 per guest is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


  • Full page Color $1,400
  • Half Page Color $750
  • Quarter Page Color $425
Gala Program Advertising

Read the writeup of the ASF Annual Dinner/Wallace Awards in the September 2023 Scottish Banner. Click Here.

ASF is proud to annouce the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group the official hotels of the 2023 Wallace Awards

Centrally located on Lexington Avenue you now have choice of either of these great hotels - Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, NYC 57th Street & Lexington Avenue and Fitzpatrick Grand Central, NYC 141 East 44th Street. Wallace attendees and ASF Members get 10% discount when booking a room for the Wallace awards by using the ASF code: AMSCF.

To make reservations click here.


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.