Mission & history


The highlight of the Society’s annual program has always been the gala evening honoring the Man or Woman of the Year, inevitably somebody who has been particularly effective and active in promoting Danish-American relations or the reputation of Denmark in the United States. The last two Person of the Year events took place at the American Museum of Natural History in 2011, where the Queen of Denmark was honored, and at the Edison Ballroom, where Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was honored in 2013.