|For a ticket price of $10,000 male attendees had the privilege of choosing which powerful and famous woman would be their lunch partner. Among this year’s “10K Men” were Michael Batterberry, Albert Behler, Andrew Borrok, Joseph Cohen, Bill Fischer, Bobby Flay, Peter Glazier, Robert Grimes, Michael Lynne, Michael Norris, Craig Pfeiffer, John Pomerantz, Dennis Riese, Lee Schrager, John Shapiro, Donald Tober and Steven Zavagli.
One hundred percent of the money raised from ticket sales at Power Lunch, and all Citymeals’ events, goes to the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals to homebound elderly in the five boroughs of New York City.
This year’s Power Lunch was hosted by the Cipriani Family and the Rainbow Room. Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels included American Airlines; FIJI Water; MasterCard; and Nespresso. Event sponsors include POM Wonderful; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.; Bloomingdales; Bobbi Brown; Bernardaud; Chadick Ellig; La Prairie; Taittinger; Teleflora Travelers and W.J. Deutsch & Sons/Georges Deboeuf.
|Diane von Furstenberg and Love Heals hosted a benefit last Monday night at DVF’s meatpacking district studio to celebrate New York City’s 50 Most Fabulous Females. Beverly Bond spun for the crowd, Godiva provided tasty bites, and Rue La La hosted a raffle with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards Love Heals, The Allison Gertz Foundation for AIDS education.
|A few of the Fabulous 50 included songstress Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Lucy Sykes Reille, Delta Goodrem, Olivia Palermo, Star Jones, Sarah Wynter, Liz Lange, Samantha Ettus, Laura Brown. The 1 Really Great Guy, was Discovery Channel star, Josh Bernstein.|
|Last Thursday night at the American Museum of Natural History, the Junior Council (the Museum’s Membership group for New Yorkers ages 22 to 39) were treated to a cocktail reception and a private viewing of the Museum’s newest exhibition Climate Change: The Threat of Life and A New Energy Future which examines one of the most pressing scientific and social issues of the 21st century: global climate change.
|Theodore Roosevelt IV served as Trustee host and Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, spoke. Co-chairs for the evening were Stephanie and Joe Benavides, Lisa and Paul Canty, Christy Corgan, Sarah Crews, Doug and Eva Heyman, Dana Wallach Jones and Micahel T. M. Jones, Zachary Pomerantz and Lori Toub, and Andrew and Zibby Right.|
|Last Tuesday evening at the New York City flagship store of Kwiat, the luxury diamond jeweler on Madison Avenue, Pamela Fiori of Town & Country magazine hosted a cocktail reception for Women In Need, the local New York charity that brings hope to homeless and disadvantaged women and children. Kwiat donated a portion of the night’s diamond sales to support Women in Need.|
|On Wednesday, November 19th, 21 models, 8 top designers and over 400 guests came together at Touch for the first ever Spicerack Fashion Runway of Hope: A Benefit For Tikva Orphanage, which raised over $15,000.
Guests including Eeris Kalish, Malka Meiersdorf, Jamie Blumenthal, Ariela Aharon, Liron David, Eli Lunzer and Julia Royter took in a runway show and enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing. The night, which Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul helped to host, raised funds and awareness for Tikva Children’s Home, whose mission is to care for the homeless, abandoned and abused Jewish children of the Odessa region of Ukraine. Tikva provides loving homes, essential social services and a first rate education for its children.
|Sam Bodenheimer, "Bodi," the founder of Spicerack, visited the orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine about a year and a half ago. After seeing how happy the children were, he was inspired to raise awareness about the home and decided to take time off from work to rally an exceptional team of young professionals together to help promote the organization.
Proceeds from this event will help provide children in Tikva’s homes with everything they need including food, clothing, books, school supplies, medical care and education to activity facilities, security and social services.To learn more about Tikva, please visit www.tikvaodessa.org.
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan.com (DVF); Ann Watt & Star Black (CityMeals); R. Mickens (AMNH).|