Celebrity attorney David Hryck received the famous Ellis Island Medal. The medal honors immigration’s importance in American prosperity. It celebrates the immigrants’ contributions as well as their descendants to the nation.
The Ellis Island Honors Society presents this award. The nominees are people who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to serving their nation civically, professionally, or culturally.
David Hryck is an entertainment attorney who has represented multiple household names. He is born in America and an American native, however, he has Eastern European and Italian ancestors.
David Hryck And His Philanthropic Outlook
He has worked on numerous philanthropic boards, such as the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Happy Hearts Fund by Petra Nmcová, the Award for Excellence Fund by Duke of Edinburgh, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia’s Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, Pencils of Promise and the Mariano Rivera Foundation, and Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares.
Hryck also works on the boards of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which was founded by world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang.
In an interview with Page Six, Hryck said that he was especially honored to be awarded the medal on the same day as Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ruth was named a recipient in 2020, just before her death. She was honored this year as well because the 2020 and 2021 award ceremonies were canceled because of COVID-19.
David Hryck stated that the Ellis Island occasion’s grandeur — famously the location where millions of immigrants used to be processed upon arrival in the United States — was a reminder for him of the importance of philanthropy. He remarked on how one can see the value that is put into it.
He also cherished the humbling experience of him being around all the accomplished people in attendance who had gotten down to the ground while putting their exceptional minds or fame to real use.