Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Across the World - D.C., Palm Beach, and Chicago

The dance floor comes to life at the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation's Spring Gala in Washington, D.C.
Two weeks ago in Washington, the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation  held its 2007 Spring Gala at the National Building Museum with more than 700 attending.  Honored guests included His Excellency, the Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Fahey. The Honorary Chairs for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCourtMr. and Mrs. Bruce Gates chaired the gala that drew people from the worlds of business, diplomacy, government, medicine, sports, media and society. David Tutera designed the event.  Underwriters included Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Amgen and Amerisource Bergen and Roche.

The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is the only national non-profit health foundation in the US whose sole purpose is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach.

For more information about the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, visit www.preventcancer.org or call 703-836-4412.
Frank Carlucci and Fred Malek
Congresswoman Dale and Mrs. Gayle Kildee with Congresswoman Rubén and Marty Hinojosa
Dottie Mavromatis, Martin Frost, Frank McCourt, and Amb. Noel Fahey
Betty Ann Tanner and Peachy Melancon
Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Hon. Martin Frost, and Dottie Mavromatis
Marcelle Leahy, Amb. Noel Fahey, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Congressman James Moran
Carolyn Aldigé, Amb. Noel Fahey, Marcia Meyers Carlucci, and Lisa McGovern and Congressman James McGovern
Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Deborah Dingell
Students from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance and Irish Step Dancers in mid-air
Marcia Meyers Carlucci and Frank Carlucci
Congressman Rubén and Marty Hinojosa
Sitting for dinner with an Irish theme
Ellen and Frank McCourt with Lisa McGovern and Congressman James McGovern
Bruce and Joyce Gates with Carolyn Aldigé
Amb. Noel Fahey and Dr. Etta Campbell
Dr. James Mulshine and friend, Mrs. and Mr. Bruce Gates, and Lisa McGovern and Congressman James McGovern
Relaxing at a gala table
Ellen and Frank McCourt with Senator Patrick and Mrs. Marcelle Leahy

A few weeks ago down in Palm Beach, His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by John and Marianne Castle at their home for Cardinal Egan's annual visit. Following the reception, the Castle's hosted a dinner at the Sailfish Club.
John Castle, Cardinal Edward Egan, and Peter Frantz
John Brogan and Cardinal Edward Egan
Walter and Cathleen Ross
Rosanna and John Castle
Katherine Bryan, Bill Finneran, and Helen Lowe
Chris and Tom Quick
Jim Mitchell and Cardinal Edward Egan
John Conheeney, Marianne Castle, Mary Higgins Clark, and John Castle
Stephen and Sandra Lessing
John Castle and Cardinal Edward Egan
On Saturday, March 10th, the Harvard Club of Chicago held its annual award dinner at the Mid-America Club, honoring Joanne Alter and Marion Stone, founder of  Working in the Schools (WITS), an organization that works to improve the reading, math, spelling and other skills of elementary-age children in Chicago’s public schools. Now in its 16th year, WITS has more than 1600 trained volunteers who go into 28 schools reaching more than 3600 students.

The Harvard Club annual gives awards to Chicagoans who have rendered extraordinary service to the community fields other than their professional endeavors.

Ambassador Peter Galbraith
AB73, KSG ’87 was the dinner speaker. Pakistan decorated Galbraith for his work in promoting human rights, and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto credits him with securing her freedom in  1984 following three years of imprisonment. Galbraith is the former US Ambassador to Croatia, a former Cabinet member as well as teacher and author.  In his address, he said that Iraq was not a successful venture. He believes our entry into Iraq has made the US more vulnerable and that we should withdraw.

The Harvard Club president is Margaret McCurry of Chicago.  Members of the committee included Adela Cepeda, Richard Campbell, John Holabird, Jr., and Lindsey and Richard Shepro. From the North Shore were Susan and Stephen Baird, John Challenger, Cindy and Christopher Galvin, Suzanne McCullagh, Lynn and David Weinberg of Winnetka, Joel Schneider of Highland Park and Marshall Field V of Lake Forest. Other guests included past Harvard honorees Carol Lavin Bernick, Newton Minow and Jerome Stone.
Robert Rivkin and Cindy Moelis
Jonathan Alter and Joanne Alter
Clare and Adam Golla
L. to r.: Erika and John Simmons; Stanley Tigerman and Newton Winow; Cristina and Stephen Lucado.
Peter Galbraith and Robert Rivkin
Ari Levin, Joshua Kotin, and Jeremy Kotin

Photographs by Lucien Capehart (Castle).