The Metropolitan Museum of Art honors Mechanic of Fried Frank at annual benefit

November 19, 2019 - Front Section
Shown (from left) are: Jonathan Mechanic, Jeff Blau and Ric Clark.

Manhattan, NY Jonathan Mechanic, chairman of the Real Estate Department at the law firm Fried Frank, was honored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art during its 24th annual Real Estate Council Benefit for his commitment and generosity to cultural organizations. The event held at the museum on November 7th, 2019, was co-chaired by the 2019 Benefit Committee, which includes Bruce Beal, Jr., Jeff Blau, Daniel Brodsky, Ric Clark, William Rudin and Alan Wiener. This year, the benefit raised $2.58 million to support the museum’s educational mission.

David Greenwald (left) with this year’s
honoree, Jonathan Mechanic.

“I am honored to receive this tremendous recognition from The Real Estate Council,” said Mechanic. “I am committed to sustaining our cultural institutions and all that The Met offers to the public, and pledge to continue that tradition alongside my colleagues in the real estate industry.” 

The award, a replica of The Met, is inscribed: “The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 24th Annual Real Estate Council Benefit, Jonathan Mechanic, November 7, 2019.”

Brodsky, who is also chairman of The Met said, “For the past four decades, Jon has distinguished himself as a true leader in our field. In addition to his many achievements in the area of real estate transactions, he also serves the community by generously donating his time to many philanthropic organizations. Through his example, he has demonstrated a deep understanding of the importance of education, which is the very essence of this award.”

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