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Hospital for Special Surgery, the number one hospital for orthopedics in the nation, celebrated its 150-year legacy of excellence on Thursday, May 2, with a landmark anniversary event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This social event was one of a series of activities marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Hospital
Hospital for Special Surgery, the number one hospital for orthopedics in the nation, celebrated its 150-year legacy of excellence on Thursday, May 2, with a landmark anniversary event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This social event was one of a series of activities marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Hospital.
Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery addresses guests
Cynthia and Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery; with Joseph and Ellen Wright; Kristen Steele; and Dr. Stephen Fealy
Dr. Philip Wilson Jr., surgeon-in-chief emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery; with Ellen and Joseph Wright
Sam Delgado; Seymour Flug; Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery; Kendrick Wilson, III, co-chair Board of Trustees Hospital for Special Surgery and Vice Chairman BlackRock; Diane Delgado and Renee Flug
Dr. John and Carol Lyden
Vinay Bansal with Dr. Manjula Bansal
Dr. Harlan Amstutz with Paula Root and Dr. Leon Root, pediatric orthopedics chief emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Philip Wilson Jr., surgeon-in-chief emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery; with Kim Callaghan (left) and Dr. John Callaghan (right)
Dr. John and Kim Callaghan; with Antonella and Dr. Eduardo Salvati
Cynthia Sculco and Renee Flug
Hospital for Special Surgery Trustee Susan Rose; with Elihu Rose; and Connie Anne Phillips
Dr. David Altchek, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service co-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery; with Christina and Alan MacDonald
Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery; Timothy Wright, Ph.D, Kirby Chair of Orthopedic Biomechanics at Hospital for Special Surgery; Dr. Claudio Mella, Santiago, Chile; Marcia Mella; Dr. Patrick Sussmann, Zurich, Switzerland; Dr. Fabio Catani, Modena Italy; and Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Peter Sculco and his fiancé Dr. Elizabeth Morris, with Cynthia and Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery; and Sarah Jane Sculco and her husband Trevor Gibbons
On May 7th, Fashion industry and Hollywood heavyweights joined Solving Kids’ Cancer co-founders Scott Kennedy and John and Catherine London at 583 Park to raise over $440,000 that will fund a clinical research trial to identify new treatment options for the deadliest of childhood cancers.

Longtime supporter Nigel Barker served as this year’s emcee, while actor Josh Lucas opened up about his wife’s experience with cancer before reading an emotional journal entry from a parent whose child had undergone treatment.

Gabby Karan De Felice and Bonnie Young were honored with the “Wings of Hope” award for their continued support over the years, and Rachel McPherson of the Good Dog Foundation received the “Unsung Hero” award. The Good Dog Foundation enlists our four-legged friends as therapeutic partners to help soothe cancer patients.
Bonnie Young and Gabby Karan De Felice
Dr. Kenneth Cohen
Rachel McPherson
Nigel Barker and Josh Lucas
Dr. Kenneth Cohen set up the live auction perfectly by speaking to the uniqueness of Solving Kids’ Cancer as the only pediatric cancer organization that directs 100% of its proceeds to find and fund clinical research trials.

This year, Solving Kids’ Cancer enlisted a true pro in Lydia Fenet, an auctioneer at Christie’s, to lead the live auction. To kick off the bidding, 12-year-old Celia Babini joined her onstage to rally the crowd with news that she had raised $25,000 over her four-year support of the organization.

Other child allies included nine-year- old DJ Fulano, who provided tunes for the cocktail and dinner hours, and14-year-old Shayla Thomas performed a lyrical ballet routine in memory of her sister, Christi.
Gabby Karan De Felice, Donna Karan, and Bonnie Young
DJ Fulano
Additional attendees included Cristen Barker, Liliana Cavendish, Helena Christensen, Jennifer Creel, Gianpaolo De Felice, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Daniella Federici, Seth Herzog, Sheila Johnson, Kelly Klein, Mark Mallon, Marc Mezvinsky, Morris Moinian, Jan Planit, Cassidy Reiff, David Simon, Jill Stuart, Rory Tahari, Frederique van der Wal, Yvonne Force Villareal, Miss Teen USA Logan West, Anatol Yusef.

Created by two fathers who lost children to pediatric cancers, Solving Kids’ Cancer is committed to significantly improving survivorship of the deadliest childhood cancers. One hundred percent of all donations are used to find, fund, and manage clinical trials and scientific programs to rapidly develop the most effective treatments and cures. Solving Kids Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity. To learn more about our work please visit www.solvingkidscancer.org.
Sheila Johnson
Scott Kennedy, Liliana Cavendish, and Josh Lucas
Cristen and Nigel Barker
Nick Manifold and Kelly Klein
Donna Karan and Nigel Barker
Angie Carrasco and David Simon
Scott Kennedy, Nigel Barker and John London
Sheila Johnson and Donna Karan
Lydie Fenet and Celia Babini
Nigel and Cristen Barker
Donna Karan and Rory Tahari
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding honored New York Times bestselling author Reza Aslan and FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, at the 2013 Tanenbaum Awards, Tuesday, May 21 at The Plaza.

The Tanenbaum Awards, had entertainment featuring NCIS: Los Angeles series regular Barrett Foa and Broadway’s Ivan Rutherford.

 “All of Reza’s work, from his books, to his media efforts, to his activism, shares a theme,” said Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum.  “All inform, build bridges of respect and enable greater understanding of Islam and religious extremism. Similarly, FJC is an innovator that creates opportunities in philanthropy and for charities that are building a better world for all of us.”
Barrett, Justin, Tiffany, Linda, and Conrad Foa
Tanenbaum presented Aslan with the Media Bridge-Builder Award and FJC with the inaugural Philanthropic Bridge-Builder Award.

The Media Bridge-Builder Award is presented to journalists and media personalities whose work focuses public attention on issues of human rights and intergroup relations.

Tanenbaum presented the Philanthropic Bridge-Builder Award for the first time.

Tanenbaum also presented a special award to Dr. Leonard Polonsky.
Ivan Rutherford, Jackie Burns, Kevin Kern, Deb Lew, and Barrett Foa
The evening’s entertainment featured Broadway personalities Ivan Rutherford (Les Miserables, Titanic), Jackie Burns (Wicked, Hair, Rock of Ages), Kevin Kern (Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Les Miserables) and Deb Lew (The Threepenny Opera, Beauty and the Beast, South Pacific). NCIS: Los Angeles series regular Barrett Foa, who has appeared on Broadway in Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Mamma Mia!, also performed.

FJC, a Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, is a public charity that provides total management of charitable giving. To date, individuals, corporations and young philanthropists have established more than 1,000 FJC Donor Advised Funds. FJC manages over $230 million in assets and has distributed over $270 million in grants to charities around the world in more than 25 countries.
Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Hind Kabawat
Resa Aslan and Joyce S. Dubensky, Tanenbaum CEO
Mark Fowler, Tanenbaum’s managing director of programs, and Leonard Glickman, accepting the Philanthropic Bridge-Builder Award on behalf of FJC
The Tanenbaum Awards supporters include Howard P. Milstein, President & CEO New York Private Bank & Trust; FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds; Dr. Georgette F. Bennett & Dr. Leonard S. Polonsky; Barclays; and Maz Zouhairi, President & CEO, LALIQUE North America.

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is a secular, non-sectarian organization that promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice. The center reaches teachers and students, employers and employees, doctors and patients, and peacemakers combating armed conflict.
Ivan Rutherford, Jackie Burns, Joyce S. Dubensky, Kevin Kern, Deb Lew, and Barrett Foa
Faisal Hassan and Bana Hassan, and Ronya and Sami Idliby
Patrick Grace and Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Dr. Ephraim Isaac
Leonard Polonsky, recipient of a special Tanenbaum award, and Maz Zouhairi
Fatima Shama and Ziad Mansouri
Los Angeles series regular Barrett Foa and Chad Hodge
Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Yehezkel Landau and Joyce Schriebman
Kathryn and John Hart
Howard Milstein, Karen Barkey, Abby Milstein and Tanenbaum Founder and President Georgette Bennett
Jonathan Bing, Meredith Ballew, Dolly Bross, and Jack Geary
Pepi Kochhar, and Sally and John Bassler
Keith Bloomfield and Mark Mullett
The Adam Solomon Award for Excellence recipient Yvonne Brathwaite
Gala attendees bidding during Tanenbaum’s Balloon Drive
Front: Maz Zouhairi, Joyce S. Dubensky, Reza Aslan
Back: Georgette Bennett and Leonard Polonsky
Phil Segal
Mary Jane Brock and guests
On May 16, more than 300 supporters gathered in support of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) as it held its Bal du Printemps Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Willie Geist, co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The evening raised $675,000 to benefit PDF’s research programs.

Arlene and Jerome Levine received the Page and William Black Humanitarian Award for their ongoing support and commitment to Parkinson’s research.  The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 2013 Commendation of Excellence Award was presented to LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton for their commitment to protecting the environment, nurturing culture and heritage and supporting humanitarian action and education.  Elisabeth Desvignes, SVP of Finance at LVMH, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Page Morton Black and Cynthia Zirinsky were the Honorary Chairmen.  Margo Catsimatidis, Jill Taub Drury, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Karen Burke Goulandris, M.D., Ph.D., and Stevi Gurkoff were the Gala Co-Chairs. 
Back: David Farber, Kate Drury, Chris Drury, Jack Drury, and Willie Geist
Front: Gene Gurkoff, Genna Farber, Stevi Gurkoff, Jill Drury, Carol Taub, and Jon Gurkoff
Every year, philanthropic leaders join together at Bal du Printemps to help raise funds to support PDF’s research programs as well as to honor outstanding members of the community for their work against Parkinson’s.  This event has been cultivated over the years by Page Morton Black, Chairman Emeritus of the PDF Board and wife of the late William Black, founder of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, and creator of PDF. 

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $96 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and has committed an additional $40 million to support education and advocacy programs. 
Stacey Weiss, Deborah Kerner, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Wendy Hammer, and Judy Gold
Elisabeth Desvignes and Robin Elliott
Christina and Willie Geist
Joe Levine, Jenny Levine, Jerome Levine, Arlene Levine, Dr. Emily Slate, and Ben Slate
Dr. Richard Mayeux, Dr. Nancy Green, Dr. Harvey Kerrich, and Dr. Laura Lennihan
Dr. Stanley Fahn and Charlotte Fahn
Greg and Barbara Romero
Jim Markowski, Dale Dreps, Thora Eidsdottir, and Dr. John Connolly
Dr. Craig Foster and Isobel Konecky
Karen Burke
Carole and Al Goldberg
Greg Todora, Chasen Mintz, Penn Egbert, and Virginia Powell
Peter Dorn and Nancy Ozelli
Margo Catsimatidis and Tania Marnier
Robin Elliott, Dr. Sheila Gordon, and Jon Gurkoff
Komen Greater NYC introduced and honored its 2013-2014 grantees at Keeping the Promise: The Grantees’ Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New York. The Luncheon saluted individuals and organizations committed to raising awareness, saving lives and eradicating breast cancer: 1010 WINS (Corporate Award) — accepted by Ben Mevorach, Director of News & Programming; Patrick I. Borgen, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, and head of the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center (Compassionate Care Award); Betsey Johnson (Survivor Award) — Fashion designer, breast cancer survivor, and breast health advocate; YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester/Encore Plus Program (Grantee of the Year Award).
Komen Greater NYC's 2013-14 grantees
“We are extremely pleased to recognize these organizations and individuals who are making a huge difference every day in the fight against breast cancer,” said Linda McNeil Tantawi, Komen Greater NYC CEO.  “Our honorees are all doing their part in the fight, whether it’s reminding women of the importance of early detection through the clothing and accessories they buy and wear; working as a breast surgeon and running a large medical center devoted to breast cancer; or being the voice of New York and spreading the word about good breast health and the latest breast cancer news over the radio waves,” stated Tantawi.

Komen Greater NYC’s grantees are 32 community-based organizations that provide breast health education and outreach, screening coordination, treatment and support services to uninsured, underinsured, ethnic minority, immigrant, LGBT and disabled residents of New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Betsey Johnson landed in a split after her signature cartwheel while accepting her award
Suffering from laryngitis, Betsey Johnson thanks Komen Greater NYC for her Survivor Award with the help of a handmade sign
Komen Greater NYC's Grants, Policy & Education Chair Ivy Gamble Cobb presents the Grantee of the Year Award to Marissa Mais, Program Director of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester's Encore Plus
The event was hosted by CBS2 News at 5 and 11’s anchor Kristine Johnson. Special guest was former Betsey Johnson CEO Chantal Bacon. 

"Breast cancer awareness is the most important thing for me.  It's my passion," said Survivor Award winner, Betsey Johnson. "I am in amazing company.  Everyone out there surviving should get an award, everyone out there helping should get an award."

The Grantees Luncheon is Komen Greater NYC’s second largest fundraiser of the year.  Sponsors included Duane Reade, IAC, JP Morgan, Sandra L. Kozlowski, Maimonides Medical Center, Blythe Masters & Gareth Evans, 1010 WINS, Accenture, ANN INC., Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, Sparkling ICE®, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Komen Greater NYC Board Chair Laila Worrell, Compassionate Care honoree Dr. Patrick I. Borgen, Survivor honoree Betsey Johnson, and Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi
Former Betsey Johnson CEO Chantal Bacon presented the Survivor Award to longtime business partner Betsey Johnson
Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi, Susan G. Komen founder Amb. Nancy G. Brinker, and Komen Greater NYC Board member Sandra L. Kozlowski
Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi, Komen founder Amb. Nancy G. Brinker, presenter and breast cancer survivor Theresa Lana, Compassionate Care honoree Patrick I. Borgen, MD, and guest Bo Dietl
Former Betsey Johnson CEO Chantal Bacon, Survivor Award honoree fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi
Luncheon co-chairs Nikki Tippins, Ayala Deutsch, Cheryl Horowitz-Levy and Cindy Pinter
Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi, former Betsey Johnson CEO Chantal Bacon, Survivor Award honoree fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Susan G. Komen founder Amb. Nancy G. Brinker
Award presenters Theresa Lana and Eric Brinker flank Compassionate Care Award honoree Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Former Betsey Johnson CEO Chantal Bacon, Survivor Award honoree fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Susan G. Komen founder Amb. Nancy G. Brinker
Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi and her daughter Alessandra wearing Betsey Johnson with Survivor Award honoree fashion designer Betsey Johnson
Komen Greater NYC Board member Amy Tsui Luke and Board Chair Laila Worrell surround Survivor Award honoree fashion designer Betsey Johnson

Photographs by Brad Hess Photography (HSS); Patrick McMullan (PDF) Billy Farrell Agency (Solving Kids' cancer); Bob Johnson, Jack Miller, & Joshua Plant (Tanenbaum); Sean Friedman Photography (Komen)




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