Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan,
nonprofit organization committed to inspiring a new generation to
serve and transform the way government works held its 2nd annual
GO PUBLIC! Fundraiser two Thursdays ago at Cipriani 23rd Street.
Millstone and Elizabeth Winter
The GO PUBLIC! benefit was the brainchild of the children of Samuel
Heyman, the Founder of the Partnership for Public Service. This fundraiser
not only raises money for the organization, but aids in bringing
awareness of the importance of public service to a younger generation.
Honorary co-chair was Andrew Cuomo. Co-chairs were Kim
and Larry Heyman, Eleanor and Rodney Propp, Jennifer and David Millstone, and
Elizabeth and David Winter.
About 375 people attended and they raised more than $70,000 for the
partnership. In the crowd: Vanessa and Donald Trump, Jr.,
Reed and Delphine Krakoff, Alexander and Bara Tisch, Jessica and
Sam and Ronnie Heyman, Christian Leone, Andrew Black, Jordan Roth,
Richie Jackson, Todd Meister, Samantha Gregory, Shauna Brook, Fiona
Thomas, Michelle Stein, and Sarah Rothman.
The Partnership is working to build a modernized federal government
that inspires America’s best and brightest to public service
and is a model of effectiveness and innovation.
federal government is a workforce of 1.9 million men and women
responsible for carrying out essential services to American citizens.
But the federal government is facing a brain drain, as 43% of its
employees will be eligible to retire within the next five years
-- including 60% of senior managers with years of institutional
knowledge, skills, and experience.
On the other side of the employment pipeline, the picture is troubling: although
91% of Americans feel that the jobs, duties and functions of federal government
workers are important to their daily lives, 72% of recent college graduates express
little to no interest in working for the federal government. To learn more go
Cuomo and Max Stier
Seelochan and Giancarlo Valerio
Bernstein and Jolie Goldring
Trump Jr. and Vanessa Haydon Trump
Millstone, Doug Propp, and Dina Propp
Millstein, Jennifer Millstone, and Carrie Gross
Englander and Jennifer
Millstone, Kim Heyman, and Elizabeth Winter
Heyman and Max Stier
to r.: Kate Meckler and Ronnie Heyman; Kira Winter,
Elizabeth Winter, Ali Winter, and Kano Mitchell; Jaimey
Mergoer and Amy Jellinger.
Funds Care’s 8th Annual “Open Your
Heart to the Children Benefit” was held last Thursday at the
1998, Hedge Funds Care (HFC) is an alliance of hedge fund industry
professional committed to protecting children from
abuse and neglect. A group of money managers, investors, prime brokers,
attorneys, accountants and information providers, raise funds through
annual Open Your Heart to Children Benefits in New York, San Francisco,
Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Toronto, London and the Cayman
Islands. The funds they raise are distributed locally to community
based nonprofit organizations which provide prevention services to
children and families who are at-risk for abuse and/or neglect, and
treatment to children who have been victims of abuse. It is the only
business group solely devoted to combating child abuse, and in seven
years has made a powerful contribution to saving children.
and Rob Davis
Because of the shame associated with child abuse, it is a dramatically
under-resourced and rarely discussed problem. However, the maltreatment
of children is a national tragedy. It comes with staggering financial
and social costs that extend far beyond broken bones and damaged
psyches. The children most at risk for abuse are under the age of
three, but the trauma continues throughout adulthood.
Children who are abused and neglected are more likely to abuse drugs
and alcohol as teenagers and adults, suffer from mental illness,
and become involved with the criminal justice system. The price tag
for this suffering costs the United States upward of $24 billion
Every years there were over three million investigations of reported
incidents of abuse involving five and a half million children. More
than 900,000 of those cases were indicated or confirmed.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the
actual number of children who experience some form of abuse each
year is several times higher! Family members and victims are generally
not strong advocates, so financial support of specialized programs
is primarily left to shrinking government grants. They need your
Loria and Jennifer Ancker
Manning and Mitch Lieberman
Davis, John Budryna, and Doris Schwartz
Schultz and Eli Manning
Davis and John Budryna
Eichenwald and Eli Manning
Cox and Rob Davis
Press, Joel Press, and Neil Press
Markezin-Press, Joel Press, and David Sung
Sung, Kathalynn Davis, and Karen Sung
Saturday, the 4th of February, The Norton Museum of Art’s
Bal des Arts “An Evening at La Vie En Rose” feted a
capacity crowd of 400 at the museum. The evening generated gifts
totaling approximately $1 million in support of the Norton Museum’s
education programs and special exhibitions.
got started with cocktails in the Museum Theatre and West Courtyard,
while guests placed their bids for exceptional
items at the silent auction. Then the elegant crowd adjourned
to the dinner tent which was beautifully decorated in the theme
a 1930’s Parisian nightclub.
were served a sumptuous three course French menu – the
first course of Citrus Cured Salmon Rose and Endive Petals
with traditional accompaniments was followed by the second course
of Grilled Double Lamb Chops with Rosemary Lamb au jus, and
Vegetable Gratin. The third course included a dessert trio
Tart, Dark Chocolate Mousse in a Fluted Cup, and Key Lime Marquis.
The fourth course included a beautifully designed chocolate
Eiffel tower with assorted French truffles.
Sandy Krakoff and Nancy Raquet were
Gala Chairmen, Grand Jewelry Benefactor was Graff, Corporate Benefactor
was Northern Trust. Corporate Sponsor was Corcoran Real Estate Group,
and Spirits Sponsor
was DEWAR'S 12 Finest Scotch Whisky.
Bal des Arts benefactors were Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Jaffe, Mr.
and Mrs. Gilbert C. Maurer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Raquet, Mr. and
Mrs. Jerome Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Friedland, and Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Smith.
Schneider and Craig Miller
Gift bags contained items from the Weingeroff family and Jay Strongwater,
and the Estee Lauder Companies.
Minister-turned-auctioneer Hugh Hildesley of
a bidding war for a stunning 18K white gold watch with sparkling
pave diamond case by Graff; a luxury cruise aboard one of the world’s
top luxury ships, the 295-passenger Silver Wind, and a once-in-a-lifetime
experience with four-star chef Daniel Boulud, with a sumptuous
five-course lunch or dinner for twelve guests. The event was
designed by Michael Ereshena and City Lights provided an evening
Other guests included Kathryn and Leo Vecellio, Christine
and William Aylward, Dawn and Jeffrey Prosser, Frances and Jeffrey
Heidi and John Niblack, Shirley (Mrs. Miles) Fiterman,
Lord and Lady Jacobs, Marie and Henri Barguirdjian (he’s
President of Graff US); Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nederlander, and Susie
and Fred Weingeroff.
and Heather Ross
Leo and Katie
and Nicholas Bailey
and Mia Matthews
and Christine Aylward
and John Niblack
Orr-Cahall, Susie Weingeroff, Katie Vecellio, Nancy Raquet,
and Sandy Krakoff
and Ann Smith, Deborah Atwood, and Robert Hyman