Surprise! Jonathan Tisch wins the Jonathan Tisch award

Whom does he thank?

Jonathan Tisch presents Jonathan Tisch with the inaugural Jonathan Tisch award (background: Jonathan Tisch)
Jonathan Tisch presents Jonathan Tisch with the inaugural Jonathan Tisch award (background: Jonathan Tisch)

What do Taylor Swift and Jonathan Tisch have in common? They both won awards named after themselves.

In a true shocker, Tisch won the inaugural Jonathan Tisch Award for Leadership in Civic Responsibility Monday. The real estate heir and co-chairman of Loews Corporation is following in the footsteps of singer Taylor Swift, who in April won the inaugural Taylor Swift award.

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NYU president Andrew Hamilton, who presented the award, also announced that the university’s Tisch Center will be renamed Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. Top that, Taylor Swift! — Konrad Putzier