World Monuments Fund (WMF) is pleased to announce the honorees to be recognized at its 2011 Hadrian Award Gala, which will be held at The Plaza, in New York City, on October 27.

This year’s Hadrian Award will be presented to Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, in recognition of their roles as leading international philanthropists in the worlds of art and culture, science and medicine, and Jewish heritage preservation–including the establishment and support of WMF’s Jewish Heritage Grant Program.

In addition, the organization’s newly established Watch Award, which recognizes advocacy and activism in advancing the work of WMF, will be given to Marcela Pérez de Cuéllar. A longtime activist on behalf of heritage preservation in her native Peru, Mrs. Pérez de Cuéllar is being honored for her leadership role in WMF’s work in that country.