PIFA Awards Gala

PIFA Award
The PIFA Awards


The PIFA Awards Gala is a special event to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to giving back, and celebrate paying it forward and inspire others to take action.

2016 Award Honorees

Lucia Kaiser

Lucia Kaiser is a two-time Emmy Award-Winning Producer whose years of experience scaling the heights of the entertainment industry has won her the respect, accolades, and camaraderie of socialites, business moguls and celebrities who share her passion for affecting positive change.

  • • President George H.W. Bush "Points of Light" Program Award
  • • U.N. Youth Assembly Keynote Speaker
  • • Pioneer of the Arts Award


A disability rights activist, philanthropist, producer, writer and author, Loreen Arbus holds the trailblazing distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, a feat accomplished twice (Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime). President of:

  • • The Loreen Arbus Foundation
  • • The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation
  • • Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc

Dr. Stephen Post

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author who has taught at numerous universities and received a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement.

  • • Nonprofit Founder of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love
  • • Founding Director at Stony Brook University
  • • Best-Selling Author

Dr. Allan Luks

Dr. Allan Luks is a leading expert on volunteerism and how helping others can benefit one's health. Named “the Nonprofit Leader of the Year” by Crain’s New York Business Magazine, he has directed major nonprofit institutions dedicated to helping others for four decades.

  • • Founding Director at Fordham University
  • • Award-Winning Nonprofit Leadership
  • • Author & Public Policy Milestones