United Hospital Fund Fund honors Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., and John D. Wren at its annual gala
James Tallon, Dr. Mathilde Krim, John Wren, and J. Barclay Collins II
Frederick Telling, Ph.D. and Barbara Telling
The United Hospital Fund honored Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., founding chairman and chairman of the board of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and John D. Wren, president and CEO, Omnicom Group Inc., vice chairman of Continuum Health Partners, and chairman of Long Island College Hospital for their extraordinary contributions to improving health care for all New Yorkers, at a gala dinner dance that concluded the celebration of the Fund's 125th Anniversary Year.

The event marks the opening of the Fund's 126th fundraising campaign on behalf of New York City's non-profit hospitals and the Fund's work to shape positive change in health care in New York City.

Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hall F. Wilkie
Mathilde Krim, PhD, a prominent virologist and AIDS research advocate, received the Fund's Health Care Leadership Award for her extraordinary personal leadership to improve health care in New York City and for her pivotal role as founding chairman of amfAR in raising awareness and millions in funds for AIDS programs and research.

The Health Care Leadership Award was established by the United Hospital Fund in 1998 to recognize overall personal leadership in improving health care in New York City. Previous recipients of the award include John J. Mack, former CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston and Co-CEO of Credit Suisse Group, Sanford I. Weill, Chairman of Citigroup, Inc., Jack Rudin and the late Lewis Rudin, Co-chairmen, Rudin Management Company, and Morton P. Hyman, Principal, MPH Enterprises, LLC.

John D. Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom Group Inc., received the Fund's Distinguished Community Service Award. for his extraordinary volunteer leadership in his role as chairman of Long Island College Hospital to improve health and wellness in the diverse communities of Brooklyn.

The Distinguished Community Service Award was established by the Fund in 1987 to recognize and promote extraordinary contributions by public-minded citizens to improve health care in New York City. Recent previous recipients include: Eleanor Hammerman, for leadership in establishing the Initiative for Women with Disabilities at the Hospital for Joint Diseases; Marie Lam, the founder and chair of the Chinatown Health Clinic; Brooke Garber Neidich, for her role in creating the NYU Child Study Center, and Stan Herman, for leading the fashion industry's extraordinary response to AIDS and breast cancer.

The benefit chairman was J. Barclay Collins II, Executive Vice President, Amerada Hess Corporation.
John Wren, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, and Stanley Brezenoff
James Tallon, Kenneth Raske, and Barbara Green
Dr. Neil Calman, Deborah Halper, and Kathryn Haslanger
Irwin Birnbaum and Karen Davis
David Dinkins and Richard Cotton
Thomas Craveiro, Zoe Hammatt, Hall Wilkie, and Dr. Mathilde Krim
Dr. Thomas Freiden, Dr. Robert Newman with his wife Seiko, and Jeremiah Barondess
Livingston Francis, Patricia Levinson, and Dr. Valentine Burroughs
Dr. John and Ingrid Connolly with Norma Tallon
Dr. Herbert Pardes and Joanne M.J. Quan
Carol Levine
Christina Durr and J. Barclay Collins II
Howard Smith and Norman Tallon
Dr. Thomas Freiden, David Gould, and Kathleen McGovern
Bruce Vladeck and Pamela Brier

Photographs by Jack Miller/Miller Photography

Partnership for NYC honored Preston Robert Tisch
Andrew Tisch, Mario Cuomo, and Joel Klein
Gifford Miller and Mayor Bloomberg
The Partnership for New York City celebrated its 25th anniversary last Tuesday at a very special Power Breakfast at the Regency Hotel to honor Preston Robert (Bob) Tisch with its inaugural Premiere Partner Award. Mr. Tisch, chairman of Loews Corporation and Chairman and co-CEO of the New York Football Giants was honored by the Partnership for his outstanding contributions to the organization and to building public-private coalitions in New York City. The award was presented to Mr. Tisch by David Rockefeller who was founding chairman.

“ Bob Tisch is someone whom we all admire on many counts – as one of New York’s most successful entrepreneurs, as the head of a wonderful family, as an exceptionally generous philanthropist, to name a few.”

Mr. Tisch, with his brother, the late Laurence Tisch, built their business from a small resort hotel on the Jersey shore into the giant Loews Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified financial corporations with subsidiaries including CAN Financial, Lorillard, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Loews Hotels, Texas Gas Transmission and Bulova Corporation.
Bob Tisch

Besides his businesses Mr. Tisch distinguished himself as an active participant in civic and national affairs. He was Postmaster General of the United States from 1986 to 1988. In the 90s he was appointed by Mayor Dinkins to serve as New York’s Ambassador to Washington. He was a founding co-chairman of Citymeals-on-Wheels and served as Chairman of New York City Public Private Initiatives, a public-private partnership that funds important community programs.

Mr. Tisch attended New York City public schools, is a Trustee of NYU. He is a co-founder and Chairman of Take the Field, a non-profit corporation dedicated to renovating and rebuilding the athletic facilities of New York City’s public high schools, a project for which he raised $130 million.

Among the more than one hundred who turned out for the eight o’clock breakfast to honor Bob Tisch for his achievements and dedication to the city were Mayor Bloomberg, former Mayor David Dinkins, Henry Kravis, Richard Parson, Jim Robinson, Jerry Speyer, Paul Fribouirg, The Honorable Betsy Gotbaum, Joel Klein, Edward Lewis, Bill McDonough, Congressman Rangel, Felix Rohatyn, Bill Rudin, Senator Schumer, Stan Shuman, Eliot Spitzer, Carol Karpel, Candace Leeds, as well as many members of the family, Jim, Joan, Andrew, Steve and Laurie Tisch.

Michael Bloomberg, Bob Tisch, Joan Tisch, Steve Tisch, and Laurie Tisch
Bob Tisch and Cathy Wylde
Steve Tisch, Bob Tisch, and David Rockefeller
Bob Tisch and Jim Robinson
L. to r.: Richard Parsons and Henry Kravis; David Dinkins; Charlie Rangel.

Photographs by Andrew Walker/PMc

Gevril launches ‘Serenade of Time and Speed’ at Tourneau TimeMachine
Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps Charity to Benefit from Art Auction
Celeste Atkinson, John Evans, Anne Hathaway, and Audrey Arnold
Joan Collins and Samuel Friedmann
Mario Dominguez and Mario Andretti

A few weeks ago, Gevril announced the introduction of its newest limited edition timepiece at the Tourneau TimeMachine where they held a silent auction of art inspired by “Time and Speed” benefiting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps charity.

Mario Dominguez, champion lead driver of the Herdez Competition Racing Team, drove his Champ Car, from the Plaza Hotel to the Tourneau TimeMachine where the Herdez Pit Crew performed a live pit stop. Mario Andretti followed Mario Dominguez in a special two-seat Champ Car accompanied by Paul Newman. Solo and the Prime Grill served up the food and others helping out included Hypnotic, St. Francis Winery, Dial-a-Dinner and Hollywood Life Magazine.

Gevril is a manufacturer of Swiss Automatic Timepieces with a rich history dating back some 250 years, when Jacques Gevril was watchmaker to the King of Spain in 1758. Gevril incorporates only the finest materials in crafting their timepieces including: 18Kt rose, white and yellow gold, 316L stainless steel, Top Wesselton diamonds and Louisiana Crocodile leather bands. Gevril movements are predominantly automatic. Each Gevril timepiece is a handmade, numbered, and limited edition; with a production of just 500 pieces in stainless steel, and 100 pieces in 18Kt gold. Gevril’s current “New York” collection is a compilation of 7 families of timepieces all named after specific locations in the City of New York.

L. to r.: Jesse Palmer; Ken and Julie Podziba; Joan Collins; Mario Andretti and Paul Newman.
Samuel Friedmann and Chris Botti
Paul Newman and Steven Pachtinger
Kevin Lee and Ryan Hunter Reay

Photographs by Chance Yeh/PMc


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