Monday, June 29, 2009

Dinner and a show

The scene at Patrick McMullan Company's Group Show at Bo Concept.
The New York Public Library honored Klaus Kleinfeld, President and CEO of Alcoa Inc., at its 2009 Corporate Dinner held a couple of weeks ago at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The evening began with cocktails in Astor Hall and dinner in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room The evening's special guests were Andy Borowitz, political satirist, award-winning screenwriter, and New Yorkercontributor, and Samuel C. Butler, Chairman Emeritus of The New York Public Library, who received a special honor commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Annual Corporate Dinner.

New York Public Library Chairman Catherine C. Marron and Library President Paul LeClerc presented the award to Mr. Kleinfeld. The evening raised more than $1.2 million with proceeds providing critical support for the Library’s collections and services.
Klaus Kleinfeld, Catie Marron, Sam Butler, and Paul LeClerc
“We are deeply grateful to Klaus Kleinfeld for his dedication to both major Library initiatives and the grassroots programs that are so meaningful to the community,” said Library President Paul LeClerc. “Mr. Kleinfeld and Alcoa Inc. are corporate champions of the Library, providing opportunities to young adults by supporting our Page Program and supplying volunteers to our Summer Reading events for children. Their support is important as the Library moves forward to serve a new generation of users.”

The Co-Chairmen of the dinner were Timothy Barakett, Chairman and CEO, Atticus Capital L.P. Atticus Capital; Evan R. Chesler, Esq , Partner, Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP; James B. Lee, Jr ., Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co; Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President, and CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies; J. Michael Schell, Executive Vice President, Alcoa Inc.; Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group; Dinakar Singh, Founding Partner, TPG-Axon Capital Management, LP, and Edgar Wachenheim III, Chairman, Greenhaven Associates, Inc.
Steuben glass lion
In addition to its robust support of conservation and the environment, Alcoa’s non-profit Foundation has supported literacy and education initiatives worldwide in communities where Alcoa has operations – particularly those that are underserved. Over the past three years, the Alcoa Foundation has invested $2.4 million in programs that specifically support literacy in Alcoa communities, including library digitization and technology for the future; increased access to books for children in underserved communities; and adult literacy for workforce readiness.
Tim and Michelle Barakett
Steve Schwarzman and Don Marron with friends
Jenny Paulson (2nd from right) and friends
Olivia Gentile and Andy Borowitz
Celeste and Joe Rault with Isabel Yordan
Sam and Sally Butler with Nick Brown
Sue and Ed Wachenheim
John Paulson (center) and friends
Thomas Schutte the president of Pratt Institute and the Board of Trustees of Pratt held a dinner celebrating the establishment of the Marc Rosen Distinguished Visiting Chair in Design – the first ever endowed chair in Pratt’s 122 year history.
Barbarlee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Marc Rosen, Arlene Dahl, Juliana Terian Gilbert, and Bruce Gilbert
The evening took place at the Gramery Park Hotel Roof at Two Lexington Avenue. Guests included Iris Apfel and Carl Apfel, Bob and Barbara Taylor Bradford, Randy and Connie Jones, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, Geoffrey Thomas and Sharon Sondes, Barbara and Donald Tober, Mario Buatta, Ann Downey, Arlene Dahl (Mrs. Marc Rosen), Dickie Moore and Jane Powell and Rex Reed.

Anna Bergman, internationally renowned singer and actress performed a repertoire celebrating the American Songbook.
Clockwise from above: Marc Rosen and Susie Pang; Juliana Terian Gilbert and Marc Rosen; President emeritus of the Fragrance Foundation Annette Green and actress Jane Powell.
Marc Rosen and Arlene Dahl
Anna Bergman and Marc Rosen
Carl Apfel, Iris Apfel, and Bruce Newman
Geoffrey Thomas, Sharon Sondes, and Ann Downey
Judith Newman, Joan Sohn, Tess Schutte, and Carol Pratt
Carol Pratt and Pratt Board of Trustees Chair, Mike Pratt
Rex Reed, Mario Buatta, and Robert Zimmerman
Joanne Syrop, Arnold Syrop, and Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte
Clo and Charles Cohen
Dickie Moore and Jane Powell
Pratt Provost Peter Barna and Pratt Chair of Graduate Communications Design, Jeff Bellantoni
Last Wednesday night Shaokao Cheng and Patrick McMullan hosted an opening reception for the PMc Photographers Group Exhibition at BoConcept Chelsea on 144 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue).
Adriel Reboh, Kay Goldberg, Matt Sukkar, Zach Hyman, Shaun Mader, and Alivia George
The show runs through July 23rd, so stop on by. It's worth a look.
Anita Sarko and Linda Golden
Colette and Jonathan Canno
Christina Zacamy and Ida Liu
Jules Wood
Brian Einersen and David Askin
Chris Ford, Liney Arnorszottir, and Shaun Mader
Day Simpson, Greg Sherman, and Mary McIlvaine
Beauregard Houston Montgomery, and Doug Troland
Beauregard Houston Montgomery
Chau Ngo
Zach Hyman
Gregg Evans, Eddie Cruz, and Joe Villella
Amber De Vos, Emma Snowdon-Jones, and Chau Ngo
Christopher Phillips, Ling, Sally Wu, Niki Cheng, Shaokao Cheng, and Yilin Hsu
Jonathan Canno and Kenneth Lyons
Dawne Marie Grannum, Stanley Wong, James Lewis, Bobbie Wang, and Yuqing San
Eric Monty, Jennifer Muller, Christie Zummo, and Louis Bryant
Jonathan Mendez and Alberto Rodriguez
Myra Scheer and Phillip Bloch
Juliano De Rossi
Day Simpson and Vincent Maggio
DJ Honey Dijon
Shaokao Cheng and Phillip Bloch
Scott Evans, Chuck Attix, and Lauren Gould
Mie Iwatsuki, Ling, Patrick McMullan, Jessie, and Yilin Hsu
Dr. Mark Warfel and Juliano De Rossi
Judy Ross
Kay Goldberg and Matt Sukkar
Noora Raj and Jackie Kaplan
Peggie Walker and Tia Walker
Kenneth Lyons
Kae Brown
Emily Meade
Barry Bell and Geraldine Laiz
Miranda Hill, Moss Lipow, and Kay Goldberg
Sally Wu, Sabrina Cho, and Michelle Larsen
Ezequiel De La Rosa and Kenneth Lyons
Patrick McMullan and Jules Wood
Dylan Scheer, Myra Scheer, and Aaron Scheer
Shaokao Cheng and Niki Cheng
Dennis Wong and Michelle Asarisi
Winnie McLaughlin and Frederick Moore
Alivia George
Dawne Marie Grannum and Victor Gutierrez
Liney Arnorsdottir and Chris Ford
Noora Raj and Jackie Kaplan
Emma Snowdon-Jones and Chau Ngo
Maryellen McGrath
Erika Nielsen
Patrick McMullan and Beth Melillo
Wendy Ip and Nathan Lee
Patrick Chaitoo
Stribling Associates held an open house for the Bailey mansion at 10 St. Nicholas Place, the fabulous 1880s Victorian mansion of James Bailey, a partner of PT Barnum in the Barnum & Bailey circus. The property is a prominent icon in the heart of the culture-rich Harlem community of Sugar Hill, just steps away from Yankee Stadium as well as Jackie Robinson Park.
Pat Simmons, Genie Street, Richard Thornell, Silvia Alston, and Jeanette Seraile
Silvia Alston, Marguerite Blake, Richard Thornell, and Genie Street
Jessica Vertullo, Elizabeth Ann Kivlan, Kevin Meath, Lori Huler Glick, Richard Merton, Jane Gardner, and Jeanne Vass
The limestone mansion was designated a city landmark in 1973. It’s been owned since 1951 by Marguerite Blake. Interiors were by Joseph Burr Tiffany, a cousin of Louis Comfort Tiffany and they feature extensive window installations by master craftsman Henry F. Belcher. The double height entry features French polished oak floors and crafted mahogany inlay with a dramatic staircase that flanks a 12 mercury mirror, offering an elegant entry experience.
Cindy Kurtin and Lori Huler Glick
Frances Fritzen, Shelli Scrimale, Michele Ogdon, and Grace Mascioli
Douglas Samuel, Sarah Pockwinse, and Allen Schulman
Tammy Konstantinidis and Olga Borodina
Nadia Bartolucci, Lori Huler Glick, and Emily Hanna
Danielle Christensen, Karen Berlin Ishii, and Cindy Kurtin
UJA-Federation of New York’s Entertainment, Media & Communications Division honored Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of RCA/JIVE Label Group, with the 2009 Music Visionary of the Year Award at UJA-Federation’s Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at The Pierre.

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake emceed the philanthropic event, and Jamie Foxx performed hits from his new album, Intuition. Also among the guest feting Weiss were, Clive Davis, Clive Calder, Clarence Avant, Neil Portnow, Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, Chris Daughtry, Gayle King, Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Kevin Liles, and more.

“I am deeply honored to be receiving the 2009 Music Visionary Award from UJA-Federation of New York. At this time of great need, it is more important than ever for those who can to lend their support to the crucial work of this organization,” said Weiss.

Past recipients of the Music Visionary of the Year Award include Clive Davis, Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, Edgar Bronfman Jr., and L.A. Reid.

The world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives. Music for Youth, an initiative of UJA-Federation, provides financial grants to support music-education programs for underprivileged young people. For more information, please visit
Neil Portnow, President of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Julie Greenwald, president of Atlantic Records and Kevin Liles, Executive Vice President of Warner Music Group
Gayle King
Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment and Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group
Jamie Foxx and Debra L. Lee
Sway Calloway of MTV
Chris Daughtry
Jamie Foxx
Diane Sawyer
Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake
Rolf Schmidt-Holtz
Photographs by ©; Michael Priesto (UJA).

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