Monday, May 21, 2007

Invitations all around

Grand Prize winner Leslie Burr Howard at the third annual Coole Park Farm Invitational Horse Show.
The third annual Coole Park Farm $25,000 Invitational Horse Show and Kentucky Derby Party was held a couple of Saturday’s ago at Coole Park’s state-of-the art equine facility in Millbrook.

Proceeds from the event will support Preservation League of New York State workshops, specialized training, and strategic grants in the Hudson Valley.

Presented by GREY GOOSE® Vodka, the event featured an exhibition of invited riders and horses, with a final jump-off worth $25,000 in prize money which went to Leslie Burr Howard. Chairs were Connie Clapp, Gloria Callen, Deban Flexner, Karen Klopp, Debbie Montgomery, Zibby Tozer and Cynthia Tripp.
Zibby Tozer, Guy Peyrelongue, and Sarah Baker
Second Place winner Eric Hasbrouck
Jay DiLorenzo, John Hoffee, Gregory Long, Marian Haskell (Mrs. Andrew), and Larry Condon
Kirk Henckels and Fernanda Kellogg
Jane and Peter Elebash
The crowd
Jose Guerra and Florence Peyrelongue Guerra with Vanessa
Helena Bienstock
Emily Jean and Chris Spitzmiller
Susan Krysiewiez and Monica Gerard-Sharp Wambold
Deborah Montgomery and Connie Clapp
Felicitas Thorne and Marie-Laure Collins
girls on the fence
Carol Beller wins a prize
Barry and Karen Cord
Tim Bontecou and Everett Cook
Stacy Adams
In Barry Cord prize earrings MC Roberts
Daniele Bodini and Clair Glover
Carol Beller and friends
Jay DiLorenzo with Peter and Deborah Krulewitch
Thursday May 10th, Safe Horizon held its 12th annual Champion Award luncheon at the 68th Regiment Armory at 26th Street and Lexington Avenue. The event was hosted by Marilu Henner and they honored North Fork Bank, John Adams Kanas, President and CEO; and Joann Lang, Advocate, philanthropist and Safe Horizon Board member who helped create Lang House, a safe harbor for victims of domestic abuse and violence. They raised $1.1 million for Safe Horizon and all of its services.

Matthew David Events designed the space with the themes of Safe Horizon's new public awareness campaign which broke nationally this Spring.  The luncheon was catered by Great Performances and more than 900 people attended.

Linda Fairstein and Stephanie March
Stacey Morrison
Ms. Henner, the actress and author became involved with Safe Horizon last November when she took part in its gala 10th Anniversary performance of "Chicago", of which Safe Horizon was the beneficiary. Other celebrities and notables who turned up to show their support were film and theatre star Hugh Dancy, Lisa Rinna, Malaak Compton-Rock and Stephanie March, two long time Safe Horizon Board Members, Broadway producer Fran Weissler and best-selling author and former DA, Linda Fairstein.

Liz Claiborne, Inc gave the Champion Award to Albery Abreu, a Bronx native and Harry Truman High School student. He received the award for his work as a peer educator in Safe Horizon's Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (R.A.P.P.) During the past year, Albery has facilitated 10 classroom presentations on teen dating abuse to approximately 300 students, facilitated a workshop to 20 college students at Pace University, and has been a mentor to his best friend, who is now also a peer leader for the program. Albery started with peer counseling four years ago through the Latino Youth in Action project, communicating with kids his age about how to prevent AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. This is the 4th year that Liz Claiborne Inc. has presented this award.

The task of raising awareness, of exposing the reality of abuse, sexual, physical or otherwise,
is ongoing and challenging. It is so terrible that many who are aware of it shun addressing it, even run from it. It is a subject that is prevalent in all walks of life and all strata of society. It is the dirty secret in many family relationships. Because of that it exacts a terrible toll from which many of us  may not only never recover but it also exacerbate by continuing the cycle in their personal relationships all our lives.

Safe Horizon is committed to helping people break those cycles, to expose these realities to the light and give people a chance to lead full, rewarding lives. None of this is easy to accomplish and very often even victims need encouragement just to address their personal situations of abuse. It is worse for the children however, who really are helpless victims, and because of that it is  burden to all of us, even those of us who are safe from the problem in our personal lives.

Safe Horizon through its supporters, leaders and volunteers, however, are making seriously successful inroads into helping others change their lives and helping the children. It deserves all the support it can get from the rest of us. It is a problem as terrible as hunger and its victims are legion and everywhere.
Linda Faistein, Jane Rivkin, and Pam Hootkin
Marilu Henner, Gordon Campbell, and Joann Lang
Lisa Rinna and Maile Zambuto
Gabriela Villareal and Tisa Nance
Carolyn Drexel and Maile Zambuto
Hugh Dancy, Marilu Henner, and Albery Abreu
Malaak Compton-Rock, Deleon Sheffield, and Paula White
Eugene Pickens, Stephanie March, and David Patterson
Jane Randel, Albery Abreu, and Donald McPherson
Joan Cusack and Marilu Henner
Malaak Compton-Rock and Albery Abreu
Leah Zepel
Brooke McMurray, Jose Raul Perez, Marilu Henner, and Gordon Campbell
Steve Cuijanovich, Stephanie March, and Andrew Catapano
Jessica Kaye and Joann Lange
Michael Paladino and Michelle Philips
Tim Gunn and Jane Randell
Stephanie March, Gordon Campbell, and Emme Aronson
The luncheon
The ASPCA celebrated its 10th annual Bergh Ball “Tails of Time” sponsored by Chopard and hosted by Isaac Mizrahi on May 10th at the Mandarin Oriental. Chopard, celebrating its second year as sponsor of the evening, created an exclusive limited-edition “Happy Paws” charm bracelet which is available at their Madison Avenue boutique and from which a percentage of sales will benefit the ASPCA.

This years’ “Tails of Time” auction featured artwork donated by some of the world’s most notable photographers including David LaChappelle, Bruce Webber, Roberto Dutesco and Ross Bleckner

Among those attending were Matt and Annette Lauer, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough, Andrea Roth, Lake Bell, Nicole Miller, Kate and Andy Spade, Cindy Adams, Richard Meier, Hana Soupkova, Jonathan and Somers Farkas, Ben and Linda Lambert, Nerik Lundqviset of the New York Rangers, Silvana and Marisa Marchetto, Dixon and Arianna Boardman, James Nederlander and Margo McNabb, Lonneke Engel.

The ASPCA was founded 141 years ago and was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere. Today it has more than 1 million supporters. But as large as that number is, the work of the society in helping, rescuing, caring for and placing animals is enormous. You can help even with a small donation, or by adopting one of the beautiful pets they are harboring, or volunteering or by all three ways. Animals in your life bring you love, the likes of which many of us go without almost all of the time.
Alison Minton
Melissa Berkelhammer
Cathy Burton and Justin Georges
Matt and Nina Berkshadker
Lake Bell and Pooch
Henrik Lundqvist
Cindy Adams and Margo McNabb
Caitlin DiStefano and Therese Anderson
Darlene Nederlander
Susan Duffy
Karen and Barry Kiselstein-Cord
James Nederlander and Margo McNabb
Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade
Leonneke Engel
Somers Farkas
Lake Bell
Hana Soukupova
Marc Hruschka, President of Chopard
Ellen and Chuck Scarborough
Isaac Mizrahi petting ASPCA dog
Amy Lau and Bruce Ferguson
Krista Krieger, Jill Gradin, and Jennifer Kennedy
Marcia Levine and Will Ryman
Linda Lambert
Ed and Michelle Sayres
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller and Andy Spade
Bruce and Elaine Sargent, and Muriel Siebert
The 2007 Tribeca Ball took place last week at Skylight with Eva and Michael Chow and Olatz and Julian Schnabel serving as Dinner Chairs. Vice chairs were Justine and Jeff Koons and Honorary Chairs were Simone and David Levinson, Eileen Guggenheim and Russell Wilkinson.

The Ball helps to raise financial support for the New York Academy of Art, a not-for-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to the advancement of figurative painting, sculpture and drawing. It is the only graduate school in the United States devoted to the study of the human figure.

Gucci designed this year’s Ball, taking its inspiration from the Academy’s commitment to the human figure.

Among the guests attending: Ali Larter, Monet Mazur, Becki Newton, Ellen Pompeo, Mickey Rourke, Gena Rowlands, Ziyi Zhang, Fabiola Beracasa, Debbie Bancroft, Stacey Bronfman, Louise and Vince Camuto, Lauren Davis, Charles De Gunzberg, Vincent Desiderio, Zani Gugelmann, Stephen Hannock, Valesca Hermes, Christine and Richard Mack, Gigi and Averell Mortimer, Heather and Steven Mnuchin, Ulla and Kevin Parker, Meryl Poster, Jill and Andrew Roosevelt, Jacqueline and Mortimer Sackler, Fiona Scarry, Helen and Tim Schifter, Kelly Sugarman, Rory Tahari, Barbara Wilhelm, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Rachel Zoe and Caryn Zucker.
Becki Newton and Chris Diamantopoulos
Christen Meyers and Mickey Rourke
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Eva Chow and Julian Schnabel
Eva and Michael Chow, Dinner Chairs of the Tribeca Ball
Gena Rowlands and Robert Forrest
Monet Mazur and Ali Wise
Rory Tahari and Simone Levinson, Honory Chair of the Tribeca Ball
Vivi Nevo, Michael Chow, and Ziyi Zhang
Simone Levinson, Valesca Guerrand Hermes, Lilian Stern, and Heather Mnuchin
Ali Larter in GUCCI
Lauren Davis
Rachel Zoe
Zani Gugelmann
Ziyi Zhang in GUCCI
Helen Schifter
Jacqueline Sackler
Stephen Hannock
Olatz and Julian Schnabel, Dinner Chairs of the Tribeca Ball

Photographs by © & Mary Hilliard
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