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Summits, sitdowns, and special volunteers

Dinner in Astor Hall after the Chernow-Meacham discussion, at The New York Public Library's President's Council Fall Dinner.
More from this past Monday night's President's Council Dinner and discussion between Ron Chernow and Jon Meacham at the New York Public Library.
Gayfryd Steinberg (PC Co-Chair & NYPL Trustee), Louise Grunwald (PC Co-Chair & NYPL Trustee), Ron Chernow, Jon Meacham, Alice Tisch (PC Co-Chair), and Library President Paul LeClerc
Gayfryd Steinberg, Louise Grunwald, Ron Chernow, Jon Meacham, Alice Tisch, and Paul LeClerc
William Rayner, Sandy Meyer, Edward Meyer, and Katharine Rayner
William Rayner, Sandy and Edward Meyer, and Katharine Rayner
Thomas Renyi, Kate Niehaus, Robert Niehaus, and Catherine Marron
Stephen and Cathy Graham
Stephen and Cathy Graham
Alyce Toonk
Alyce Toonk
Sung Han-Andersen, Joan Picket, Joel I. Picket, G. Chris Andersen
Sung Han-Andersen, Joan Picket, Joel I. Picket, and G. Chris Andersen
Dr. Judith Ginsberg, Library President Paul LeClerc, Helen Bodian, Roger Alcaly, Jean Strouse
Dr. Judith Ginsberg, Library President Paul LeClerc, Helen Bodian, Roger Alcaly, and Jean Strouse
Claire Benenson, Lewis B. Cullman (NYPL Trustee) and Samuel C. Butler (NYPL Trustee)
Claire Benenson, Lewis B. Cullman, and Samuel C. Butler
Saul Steinberg and Liz Smith
Saul Steinberg and Liz Smith
Gayfryd Steinberg (PC Co-Chair & NYPL Trustee), Melville (Mickey) Straus, and Louise Grunwald
Gayfryd Steinberg, Melville (Mickey) Straus, and Louise Grunwald
Olga Votis, Alice Tisch (PC Co-Chair), and Elizabeth Rohatyn
Olga Votis, Alice Tisch, and Elizabeth Rohatyn
Sally Ketchum, William Caldwell and Andree Caldwell
Sally Ketchum, and William and Andree Caldwell
Elizabeth Rohatyn (NYPL Trustee), Felix Rohatyn and Lewis B. Cullman
Elizabeth Rohatyn, Felix Rohatyn, and Lewis B. Cullman
Carole Olshan, Cristina Alger, and Andrea Olshan
Carole Olshan, Cristina Alger, and Andrea Olshan
Milton Teicher and Jane Heffner
Milton Teicher and Jane Heffner
Kenneth L. Stein and Peter Stein
Kenneth L. Stein and Peter Stein
Lewis B. Cullman (NYPL Trustee) and Alexandra Stanton
Lewis B. Cullman and Alexandra Stanton
David Poppe and Cherie Henderson
David Poppe and Cherie Henderson
Dave Offensend (Chief Operating Officer of the Library) and Thomas Renyi
Dave Offensend and Thomas Renyi
Jessye Norman (NYPL Trustee) and Arthur Mitchell
Arthur Mitchell and Jessye Norman
Sila M. Calderón (NYPL Trustee) and Luis A. Ubiñas
Sila M. Calderón and Luis A. Ubiñas
Joyce Cowin and Phil Buckner
Joyce Cowin and Phil Buckner
UNDP kicked off the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) summit at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday, September 20, with super model and UN Environmental Ambassador Gisele Bündchen and actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Edward Norton.
Catarina Furtado (Portugal), UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador (for maternal health); Paul Tergat (Kenya), WFP Goodwill Ambassador; Gisele Bündchen, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador (for the environment); Edward Norton, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity; Anggun, FAO Goodwill Ambassador and Millennium Development Goals Champion
Patricia Bündchen, Carolyn Murphy, and Gisele Bündchen with Kuji Uyunkar Kaniras, and Andres Ordoñez (UNDP Equator Prize winners)
Ted Turner, United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, H.R.H. Prince Albert II, Crown Prince of Monaco, and Museum President Ellen Futter
Museum President Ellen Futter, Ted Turner, and Elizabeth Dewberry
Dinner and program in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
Twenty-five grassroots groups from some of the world’s poorest countries were awarded the UNDP 2010 Equator Prize at the Museum. This high-level event illuminated the critical linkages between biodiversity conservation, healthy ecosystems, climate change, and MDG achievement, while highlighting the integral role of local and indigenous peoples to address these issues.
Venerable Bun Saluth from Cambodia and Gisele Bündchen
Museum President Ellen Futter and Edward Norton
My Hanh Diep Thi from Viet Nam and Edward Norton
Chittiama Buguru from India and Gisele Bündchen
Kuji Uyunka Kaniras from Ecuador and Edward Norton
A week ago Wednesday at the Prince George Ballroom, more than 200 volunteers attended United Cerebral Palsy of New York City’s Special Volunteer Appreciation Event Celebrating 65 years of Volunteerism. Over 200 volunteers attended the event which celebrated and acknowledged the extraordinary efforts of women and men as volunteers for this important organization.

Rosanna Scotto, Co-Host of Fox 5 Television’s Good Day New York, a longtime and dedicated volunteer herself to United Cerebral Palsy (UCP/NYC), was host. She and Edward R. Matthews, CEO of UCP/NYC welcomed the volunteers. Donna Hanover, former First Lady of New York City, was the principal speaker discussing The Annual Women Who Care Luncheon which benefits UCP/NYC. UCP Volunteer Mike Woods, Meteorologist & Feature Reporter for Fox 5’s Good Day New York, joined Scotto as host. Actor Timothy Mandala announced the winners of a special painting auction. Ron Napal, Chief Development Officer, for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, was honored for his years of dedication to the organization.
Ed Matthews, Rosanna Scotto, Mike Woods, Donna Hanover, and John Lombardo
“The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives,” said Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and ranged from dedicated housewives, enlisted officers, Wall Street executives, top athletes to hundreds of celebrities and VIPS including John F. Kennedy Jr., The Beatles, Muhammad Ali and several Former First Ladies Hilary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Betty Ford and Mamie Eisenhower.

United Cerebral Palsy is the largest healthcare charity in America for people with disabilities. Nearly 500,000 individuals in the United States and 35,000 people in the metropolitan New York area have cerebral palsy or a related disability.
David Tomassi, Jared Prudoff-Smith, James Grant, and Matt Flynn
Inan and William White
Tifany Townsend and Xochitl Gonzales
Timothy Mandela and Debi Joffee
Annmaria Mazzini
Anthony Bradford and Aryn Cole
Neftha Santiago and Anne Hoffmaiz
Steve McEvoy, Amy Bittinger, Houda Foster, and Sandra Charry
Jill Bragg, Laura Arnold, Matt Rosenfeld, and Becky Garson
James Hood and Dahlian Porter
Donna Hanover, Ed Matthews, and Rosanna Scotto
Rosanna Scotto, Timothy Mandela, and Donna Hanover
Jaime McGill and Rayan Laul
Marshall Carolan, Rosanna Scotto, and Jonathan D. Lovitz
Lea Wurster and Erin Kate McCarthy
James Grant and Christine Matava
Jonathan D. Lovitz, Linda Laul, Sheila Lennon, and Jared Prudoff-Smith
Ed Matthews and Rosanna Scotto
John Lombardo
Gloria Murray and Ron Napal
Calcie Coopeer, Nicole Wesctoo,, Mike Woods, and William White
Last Thursday, WOW (Women on the Web) hosted a breakfast and conversation "What's Beauty Got to Do With It? Everything!" at the Four Seasons, Grill Room. The event was underwritten by Estee Lauder. 100 women attended, breakfasting on fresh fruit and pastries while panelists Joni Evans, Judith Martin, Paulina Porizkova and Leslie Stahl held a conversation about beauty.

Among those attending were Dr. Lisa Airan, Melinda Anderson, Dr. Lisa Belzberg, Cathy Black, Kate Betts, Deeda Blair, Noreen Bjuckfire, Alva Chinn, Tiffany Dubin, Patericia Duff, Geraldine Fabrikant, Christy Ferer, Charisse Ford, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Jamee Gregory, Nina Griscom, Marjorie Gubelmann, Elizabeth Peabody, Aerin Lauder, Sharon Hoge, Tracey Jackson, Liz Peek, Daisy Soros, Felicia Taylor, Valerie Zilkha, Cynthia Lufkin, Jurate Kazickas, Gale Hayman, Sharon Hoge, Duane Hampton, to give you an idea.
 
Carolyn Murphy, Aerin Liuder
Carolyn Murphy and Aerin Lauder
Emily Gallagher, ?, ?, Judith Martin, Joni Evans, Paulina Porizkova, ?, ?
Emily Gallagher, Guest, Guest, Judith Martin, Joni Evans, Paulina Porizkova, and friends
Joni Evans, Paulina Porizkova, Lesley Stahl, Judith Martin
Joni Evans, Paulina Porizkova, Lesley Stahl, and Judith Martin
Noreen Buckfire, Daisy Soros
Noreen Buckfire and Daisy Soros
Vicky Ward
Vicky Ward
Cynthia Lufkin, Patricia Duff
Cynthia Lufkin and Patricia Duff
Cornelia Thornburgh, ?, ?
Cornelia Thornburgh with friends
Joannie Danielides, Donna Hanover
Joannie Danielides and Donna Hanover
Elizabeth Peabody
Elizabeth Peabody
 
Photographs by Rob Rich (UCP)
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