|On Thursday, May 11, the New York Philharmonic presented its Spring Gala, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 400 guests attended and $1.28 million was raised to support the Orchestra’s activities.
The evening featured a complete screening of the New York-based film Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the Orchestra performing Henry Mancini’s Academy Award-winning score live to the film, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen.
|Guests of the Spring Gala attended an hour-long cocktail reception on the Grand Promenade, followed by the performance. After the concert, Gala guests returned to the Grand Promenade for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s–inspired dinner, during which New York Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer, 175th Anniversary Chair Daisy M. Soros, and the Philharmonic’s future President and CEO Deborah Borda thanked the guests and members of the Orchestra for a successful evening.
Honorary Gala Chairman was Ginny Mancini. Gala Co-Chairmen were Diane and Paul Guenther, Anna Khoruzhenko and Peter Gross, and Phoebe and Bobby Tudor.
|Additional guests of the Gala included Emma Ferrer, Fran and Barry Weissler, Karen T. LeFrak, Dr Kathryn and Bruce Beal, Emilia Saint-Amand, Susan and Elihu Rose, Gillian and Bob Steel, Eliza and Alex Bolen, Mary Wallach, Emma and David Rhodes, Bill and Carol Sutton Lewis, Margo MacNabb Nederlander and James L. Nederlander, the Honorable Colleen Bell and Brad Bell, Debra Martin Chase, Susan Fales-Hill, Caroline Clarke, Sana Sabbagh, Liz and Jeff Peek, and Daria and Eric Wallach.
The evening’s event was catered by CxRA, and the décor was provided by Van Vliet & Trap.
|On May 15th at the Boathouse in Central Park, Urban Stages held its annual benefit where Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill presented the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton. The celebrated Broadway, TV and film star Melissa Errico ("Billions," "My Fair Lady," "High Society," "Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?") presented the award to her mentor and close friend Tony Walton.
|Theatre friends and patrons included Gen LeRoy-Walton, William Ivey Long, Kate Burton, Jane Krakowski, Sondra and Celso Gonzales Falla, Edwina Sandys, Peidy Lumet, Ed Barlow, Barbara Terry, April Riddle Gow, Saundra Whitney, Lionel Larner, Mary Libby, Lynn San Andres, Barbara and Peter Georgescu, Rosalie Brinton, Zibby and Jim Tozer and Stanley Zareff.|
|Friends and family who could not be there bought program ads and sent love letters, including Alec Baldwin, Jerry Zaks and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton and son-in-law, Director Steve Hamilton. Steve has directed Urban Stages newest play, Angry Young Man, which will open at Guild Hall in East Hampton on May 31st.
This year's fundraiser will benefit Urban Stages' season of new plays and musicals as well as Urban Stages' celebrated Outreach Program, which brings programs to libraries and schools in all five boroughs of NYC, serving New Yorkers from pre-school to senior adults with its touring programs, along with theatre residencies in community centers and schools.
|Susan G. Komen® Greater NYC honored innovation and impact in the breast cancer community at The Impact Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event was hosted by CBS 2’s Now Trending segment, Alex Denis.
Komen Greater NYC contributes more than $1,000,000 annually to local New York City area organizations that provide breast health services to those who cannot afford as well as support for breast cancer research. Proceeds from the Impact Awards celebration help to fund these service grants.
|During the Luncheon, Komen Greater NYC was proud to honor those making a difference through education, outreach, local breast health services, and research:
• Sandra Lee, breast cancer survivor and women’s health activist, TV personality, chef, entrepreneur, and noted author presented Komen’s Surviving with Impact Award to Denise Albert — Award-winning journalist and Co-Founder The MOMS & Mamarazzi on People/Entertainment Weekly Network, TheMOMS.COM & Co-Host TheMoms Podcast.
|• The Hearst Corporation’s Jane Francisco, Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping, presented the John Mack Carter Founders’ Award to Beatrice W. Welters — Founder of the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program at NYU Langone Medical Center.
|• Dr. Patrick Borgen, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Maimonides Medical Center presented the Corporate Impact Award to Hologic, Inc. – a distinguished leader in diagnostic and surgical products and medical imaging systems. Its 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ technology is the new standard in breast diagnostic care.
|• Community Impact and Innovation Awarded to Sapna NYC — transforming the lives of South Asian immigrant women by improving their physical and mental health, expanding their economic opportunities and building a collective voice for change.
|Cure Sponsor: Hologic
Breakthrough Sponsors: Hearst Corporation, Novartis
Discovery Sponsors: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Duane Reade Charitable Foundation, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Anthony & Beatrice W. Welters
Research Sponsors: CBS Corporation, Elaine & Ken Langone, PepsiCo, Inc.,
Pfizer Oncology, Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Susan G. Komen Greater New York City is on a mission: No one should die from breast cancer. Komen Greater NYC funds science to find the cures and make grants to community-based programs providing critical breast cancer services for the medically underserved women in the greater NYC communities. For more information, click here or call 212-293-CURE.
|Photographs by Julie Skarratt (NY Phil); Annie Watt (Urban Stages); Image Singuliere (Komen)|