Fundraising and Foliage

Last Thursday night, the American Museum of Natural History held its annual Winter Dance celebrating with a Desert Oasis theme.  One of the city’s most popular “junior” events, this year more than 700 young sophisticated New Yorkers attended. There were 200 who attended the black tie dinner in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals which was followed by dessert and dancing in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda. 

Dinner with the elephants

Meanwhile, throughout the evening there was a silent auction being conducted with luxury items from many of New York’s chic-est retailers.  Auction items also included a vacation at the Palazzo Versace Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, rounds of golf at the Trump Classs in either West Palm Beach, Florida or Briarcliff Manor, as well as a Versace suit for him or a dress for her from the 2006 collection.

Chairmen of the evening were: Claire Bernard, Zani Gugelmann, Amanda Hearst, Tinsley Mortimer, Jacqueline Sackler, and Ivanka Trump. 

Among the attendees: Julia Stiles, Lily Atherton, Fabian Basabe and Martina Borgomanero Basabe, Fabiola Beracasa, Josh Bernstein, BJ and Jon Blum, Meredith Melling Burke, Alison Burwell, John Cantrell, Olivia Chantecaille, Nina Garcia Conrod, Jennifer Creel, Sarah Crews, Lauren Davis, Gustav Demarchelier,Cecilia de Sola, Chris del Gatto, Nina Garcia, Shoshanna Gruss, Gillian Hearst-Shaw, Jamie Johnson, Dhani Jones, Genevieve Jones, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Maggie Litman Katz, Ali Kaye, Alex Kramer, Harrison LeFrak, Damian Loeb, Zoya Loeb, Eva Lorenzotti, Rebekah McCabe, Lara Meiland and Claude Shaw, Moby, Bonnie Morrison, Thorne L. Perkin, Annelise Peterson,Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Laura Poretzky and Alexia Kondylis, Phil Radziwill and Devon Schuster, Alice Roi, Theodore Roosevelt V, Lord and Lady James Russell, Jacqueline and Mortimer Sackler, Eugenia Silva, Lucy Sykes and Euan Rellie, Richard Tillis, Dana Wallach and Michael Jones, Arden Wohl, Eric Villency, Alex von Furstenberg, Luke Weil, Jacquetta Wheeler, Alexandra Wilkis, Ali Wise, Eleanor Ylvisaker,  and Evan Yurman.

William Gilbane, Clay Floren, Thom Felicia, and Michael Benevento

Gillian Hearst, Amanda Hearst, Zani Gugelmann, and Arden Wohl

Amanda Hearst and Winston Lapham

Bo French and Sarah Ware
Martina and Fabian Basabe
Anly Krepinezich

Loren Dudley and Pete Jannui

Kermit Daniel, Jennifer Mayer, and Moby
Eric Villency and Kimberly Guilfoyle

Jessie Della Femina

Celerie Kemble, Christina Murphy, and Beth Valentine
Coleman Feltes with Lucy Sykes and Euan Rellie

Annelise Peterson

Natalie Leeds Leventhal and Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
Julia Stiles
Fabiola Beracasa and Nadine Johnson

Olivia Chanticalle and Jackie Sackler

Jacquetta Wheeler
Starlight Berenson and Gustaf Demarchelier
Zani Gugelmann and Dhani Jones

Seema Mehta, Dhani Jones, and Chiaki Imai

Richard Kandel and Sasha Majerovsky
Rufus Albemarle and Zani Gugelmann

Tinsley Mortimer and Minnie Mortimer

Zani Gugelmann and BJ Blum
David Orloff, Renada Maudonnec, Doug Campbell, and Jayma Cordoso

Gregg Calejo, Allison Sarofim, and Thom Felicia

Dominique Dupuis, Chad Ritchie, Melissa Berkelhammer, and Kim Hicks

Karina Correa-Laury, Arthur Demarchelier, Mahaeona Bawi, and friend

Chiaki Imai, R. Couri Hay, and Maki Kawaguchi
Two weeks ago The New York Botanical Garden held its annual Orchid Dinner at the Rainbow Room. The dinner was sponsored by House & Garden and Tiffany & Co. All proceeds go to support the development of the Garden's orchid research collection.

Patti Fast, Eric Fast, and Charlotte Frieze

John Sullivan with Mrs. and Mr. Kenneth Brown

Charlotte Frieze with Cece and Lee Black

Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gregory Long

The Rainbow Room

John Schumacher and Barbara Cirvka Schumacher

Anne Miller and Dominique Browning
Tina and Jeanne Pierre Gagne

Fernanda Kellogg, Julie Graham, Patti Fast, Anne Miller, and Dominique Browning

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Grisanti
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Better late than never: The New York Botanical Garden held its annual Winter Wonderland Ball last December at the Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The ball raises operating funds for children's education programs at the Botanical Garden. Rolex Watch U.S.A served as the Grand Sponsor, Paco Rabanne was the Silver Sponsor, and Chie Imai as an additional sponsor of the evening.

Lara Meiland and Maggie Katz

Adelina Wong Ettelson, Gillian Miniter, Nathalie Kaplan, and Mara Shore
Victoria Rotenstreich and Jill Roosevelt
Anne Grauso, Patrick Waters, and Julie Fox
Bronson Van Wyck
Kerry Washington
Robert Burke and Roopal Patel
Fabiola Beracasa

Alexandra Kotur

Cathy Rasenberger
Carolina Wamsler and Mish Tworkowski
Jonathan Capehart, Virginia Smith, and friend
Leonel Piraino and Nina Griscom with Dana Stubgen and Dr. Patrick Stubgen
Edward O'Sullivan and Karolina Kurkova
Genevieve Jones, Lauren Davis, and Tinsley Mortimer
Eleanor Lembo Ylvisaker and Karolina Kurkova
Harry LeFrak and Dori Cooperman
L. to r.: Gillian Hearst; Robert Rufino, Philip Gorrivan, and Camilla Sorenson; Thelma Golden.

Bill Cunningham

Heather and Steven Mnuchin
Jill and Andrew Roosevelt

A Winter Wonderland scene

Tara Rockefeller, Jennifer Creel, and Marjorie Gubelmann Raein

Genevieve Jones

Ines Rivero
Jessica Jaffe
Melissa Berkelhammer

Mara Shore, Tara Rockefeller, and Nathalie Kaplan

Ivanka Trump, Zani Gugelmann, and Alexis Bryan
Lauren DuPont, Virginia Smith, and Lauren Davis

Photographs by Rob Rich/516-676-3939 (AMNH); ©Patrick McMullan (NY Botanical Garden).


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