|On June 25th, the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic enjoyed their annual summer benefit, Summer Soirée. The evening began with a cocktail reception at Tiffany & Co., where guests mingled and tried on jewelry. A dinner-dance followed at Bryant Park Grill, where guests dined indoors and out under the stars. 285 Young New Yorkers attended and raised approximately $90,000. The evening was made possible by generous support from the Thomas C. Quick Charitable Foundation.
The Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic comprises people aged 21-40 who appreciate and support the New York Philharmonic and symphonic music. The Young New Yorkers enjoy unique opportunities to attend concerts as well as social and educational events in the company of friends, supporting one of the city's most valuable cultural resources. Founded in 1994, the group includes over 4,000 members.
|Miguel Forbes celebrated the 4th of July aboard the Highlander in Sag Harbor.|
|On the last Wednesday night in June, at Cipriani 42nd Street Alternative Investment News’ held its 6th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. The black-tie dinner and ceremony recognized hedge funds, fund of funds, consultants, endowments, foundations and corporate and public funds that stood out for excellence in alternatives investing during the year.
Winners were awarded in nine other categories, and included Paulson & Co. for Hedge Fund Leader. (Mr. Paulson, incidentally, is the new owner of the $41 million Southampton estate, Old Trees, shown on yesterday’s Diary).
Also recognized and awarded were the 2008 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds, 20 up-and-coming, talented young professionals poised to be future leaders of the industry.
This year’s award winners were as follows:
Hedge Fund Leader of the Year: Paulson & Co.
Fund of Hedge Funds Leader of the Year: Harcourt Investment Consulting
Emerging Manager of the Year: Algebris Investments
Hedge Fund Launch of the Year: AdultVest
Institutional Manager of the Year: The Blackstone Group
Public Fund Investor of the Year: Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Corporate Pension Fund of the Year: Railway Pension Trustee Company
Nonprofit Investor of the Year: Texas Christian University
Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year: Jason Dubrovay, NEPC
|Photographs by Linsley Lindekens (NY Philharmonic); ©PatrickMcMullan.com (Highlander).|