At home in the Hamptons
|This past Saturday night in Wainscott at their oceanfront home, Kilkare, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy hosted a celebration for Margaret Thornton and her novel Charleston.
Margaret is the author of Tennessee Williams Notebooks, for which she received the BronzeFOREWARD Magazine Book of the year award for autobiography/memoir and the C. Hugh Holman prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, World Literature Today, and the Times Literary Supplement, to name a few. She is a native of Charleston, graduate of Princeton University, and is married to John Thornton. They have four children.
|Guests from the worlds of literature, art, and publishing joined the neighbors in the Georgica association to honor Margaret. Among the attendees: The Thornton family, Candice Bergen, Marshall Rose, Ross Bleckner, Julian Robertson, Nancy Brinker, Kathleen Doyle, Richard Ravitch, Anna Safir, Jerry Della Femina, Judy Licht, Priscilla and Chris Whittle, Clifford Ross, Tad Friend, Amanda Hesser, Tom Edelman, Charlotte Moss, John Eastman, Ronald Lauder, Jo Carol Lauder, Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman, Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel, Sima Ghadamian, and Chris Isham.|
|On Saturday, August 16th, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) raised a record-breaking $1.5 million at its third annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink. Fitness expert Tracy Anderson joined co-hosts Maria and Larry Baum and Lisa and Richard Perry for the sold-out summer fundraiser, which involves a morning paddle race in Sag Harbor and a sunset party at the Perry residence in North Haven.
|Attendees included Leonard Lauder, William Lauder, Mary-Kate Olsen & Oliver Sarkozy, Ashley Olsen, Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Gabby Karan De Felice, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Hilary Rhoda & Sean Avery, Molly Sims & Scott Stuber, Thom Filicia, Huma Abedin, Bethenny Frankel, Rula Jebreal Altschul & Arthur Altschul, Jr., and Lyor Cohen to name a few.
A surprise performance by synchronized swimmers, the WaterWorks, kicked off the evening sporting Lisa Perry + Solid & Striped swimsuits. Guests were then treated to a special set from four-time Grammy nominee Taylor Dayne, who sang her hit “Tell It to My Heart.” The highlight of the evening was the auction of one-of-a-kind Laird Hamilton Standuppaddle boards designed and signed by Gwyneth Paltrow, Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, Martha Stewart, Nicole Miller, Lisa Perry and Leviev among others. The party continued into the night with the backdrop of the Perry residence’s sweeping bay views and beautiful décor from Taylor Creative and Hilary Pereira Design.
|“There aren’t enough ways to say thank you to the Hampton’s community for their warm welcome and extraordinary level of support for BCRF,” said Myra Biblowit, the foundation’s President & CEO. “More than 600 guests turned out in tribute to the Perrys and the Baums, and their commitment to put breast cancer out of business.”
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation would like to recognize its Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink partner, The Tracy Anderson Method.
Sponsors included Bay Street Advisors, Dom Pérignon, Goldman Sachs Gives, Leviev, Lisa Perry, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn and sponsoring media partner, Town & Country.
|Last week at The Japan Society, American Humane Association presented its prestigious National Humanitarian Medal to Liz Lyman, the Head of Corporate Communications, Headquarters for the Americas at MUFG. Ms. Lyman was instrumental in opening doors for American Humane Association to help the animals affected by the deadly 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that devastated the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.
Flying from around the country to join her were American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert, CEO of the Americas for MUFG Union Bank Katsumi Hatao, AHA board members Amanda Bowman and Bill Davis, Dr. David Levy, television star Kelly Rutherford, Billboard recording artist Shara Strand, Charles and Franchesca Biondo, Gary Moriwaki, Frank Spano III, Lee Linderman, Andrew Rasanen, and many more. Ms. Lyman's husband Mel Lyman was congratulated as his wife received this latest honor.
|American Humane Association premiered a short film about the rescue of the animals of Fukushima. Click here to view.|
|A sold out crowd of 1,800 people attended a performance by John Legend at UJA-Federation of New York’s 24th Annual Summerfest Concert on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6pm at the NYCB Theatre at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York.
The event, offered through UJA-Federation’s new Leadership Campaign, recognized Todd Richman, of Old Westbury, NY, by presenting him with the prestigious Robert S. Boas Award for his philanthropic and community leadership.
Wendy and Steven Shenfeld, Elizabeth Kase and Craig Johnson, and Dena and Ron Koskinksi were this year’s Summerfest Chairs. Joyce and Philip Sharfstein, of East Hills, NY, were this year’s New Leadership Campaign Chairs.
Proceeds from this event will benefit UJA-Federation of New York’s annual campaign.
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan & Michael Blanchard (Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink); Annie Watt (Charleston & AHA); Michael Priest Photography (UJA).|