‹ Return to Pathbreaker: Charting Andrew Carnegie’s Life and Legacy in the Hall That He Built

In His Spirit On October 3, 2017, nine remarkable men and women were honored with the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, bestowed by the Carnegie family of institutions during a ceremony at The New York Public Library. Like previous recipients, the 2017 medalists — Mei Hing Chak, Marguerite and H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Azim Premji, Julian Robertson, Jeff Skoll, Kristine McDivitt Thompkins, Shelby White, and Sir James D. Wolfensohn — stand as living examples of Andrew Carnegie’s enduring philanthropic legacy. (Photo: © 2019 Chris Lee)